It’s been over 10 years since Oliver Jones, better known to the masses as Skream, released a full-length studio album. The British DJ hails from Croydon, where he spent his childhood skipping school to produce music from home. Skream is credited as being a forefather of the dubstep genre, influencing future artists with his wobbly, grimy, bass-heavy sound. DJ Benga and Skream first found fame in 2003 after the duo released The Judgement, their three-track EP that brought the wobble worldwide.
Skream’s last album Outside the Box was released in August of 2010 and foreshadowed a creative shift in the dubstep DJ’s future. It featured collaborations with electro-pop duo La Roux and American rapper Murs, blending both pop and underground influences. Skream wasn’t done with dubstep in the least, but in 2013 his sound was about to change. After finding inspiration from Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, he shocked the world by tweeting, “YES I WILL BE PLAYING TECHNO/HOUSE/DISCO AT ALL FUTURE SHOWS,” and held true to that promise.
Now, a full 10 years after his last full-length studio album Skream announced via Twitter a new album is coming in 2020.
For the people interested first new Skream album since 2010 getting started in a few weeks. Fully ready and excited. Yep it’s happening
— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) January 10, 2020
Fans of Skream are excited by the news, especially after hearing his Essential Mix that kicked off the new year. Future tracks are also expected as he commented further with, “Nearly every song in the mix will be released by the end of summer.” While many hope for his return to the dubstep game, there is a good chance Skream’s creative tendencies aren’t done yet.
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