Celebrate 10 Years of Skream with 10 Top-Notch Tracks
Ten years ago, on October 30, 2006, English producer Oliver Jones aka Skream released his first album, Skream! The self-titled debut marked the start of a musical journey and career that would change electronic music forever.
The 2006 album featured singles like "Angry" and "Colourful," which became the first dubstep tracks to make it to the big screen, soundtracking the drama series Skins.
As one of the true dubstep pioneers, Skream is credited with the genre's evolution into more melodic territory.
Skream's earliest releases came via Big Apple Records in collaboration with another dubstep pioneer, Benga. As Skream continued his trailblazing expedition into the heavy bass genre, he experimented with dub and house and went on to release music through labels like Tempa and Tectonic.
Skream's radio show Stella Sessions, which launched on Rinse FM in 2006, would four years later turn into The Skream and Benga Show. Then in 2011, Skream and Benga took over a slot on BBC Radio 1 that turned into a weekly show a year later.
His work with Benga and Artwork as part of the project Magnetic Man also can't be overlooked when recounting Skream's legacy over the last 10 years. Magnetic Man's debut album made it to number 5 on the UK album charts.
To celebrate 10 years of Skream, revisit some of the producer's most groundbreaking compositions.
Rutton - Skream
Dutch Flowerz - Skream
Midnight Request Line - Skream
Exothermic Reaction - Skream
Anticipate ft. Sam Frank - Skream
La Roux - In for the Kill (Skream Remix)
Rusko - Somebody to Love (Skream Remix)
Filth - Skream
Where You Should Be (feat. Sam Frank) - Skream
Shot Yourself in the Foot Again - Skream & Example
Cover photo via facebook.com/skream
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