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Homework: Tom Trago & Jasper James + Skream at Mint WarehouseFeatured event

Homework: Tom Trago & Jasper James + Skream

  • Mint Warehouse, Leeds
  • Saturday 1st April
  • Homework Tom Trago & Jasper James + Skream come to Leeds
    Popular Event: 701 attending
    Snowbombing 2017 at Mayrhofen Ski Resort

    Snowbombing 2017

    • Mayrhofen Ski Resort, Mayrhofen
    • Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th April
    • A festival filled with fresh air, blue skies, black runs & white-hot parties. All in the idyllic alpine setting of Mayrhofen, Austria.
      Annie Mac presents Lost & Found  at Malta

      Annie Mac presents Lost & Found

      • Malta, St Pauls Bay
      • Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th April
      • Annie Mac presents Lost & Found - a festival located on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Malta.
        Popular Event: 2900 attending
        Shadow City Present Skream - All Night  at Hare And Hounds

        Shadow City Present Skream - All Night

          180 attending
          kaluki x circus  at Albert Hall

          kaluki x circus

          • Albert Hall, Manchester
          • Saturday 22nd April
          • INCOMING... Kaluki & Circus bring Luciano, Skream, Yousef, Detlef & more to Albert Hall...
            166 attending

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            Skream Biography

            Official website: http://www.myspace.com/skreamuk

            As one of the most recognisable faces of dubstep, Olly Jones, or Skream as you may know him, has been one of the scene's most valuable players since its inception. The Croydon based DJ and producer has been responsible for some of the scene's biggest tunes, namely 'Mignight Request Line', 'Oskilatah' and that ubiquitous remix of 'In For The Kill' by La Roux. His work is an effervescing, energetic celebration of the last 25 years of urban music in the UK, inspired in part by the hardcore and jungle records of his older brother (Hijak), whilst bringing things up to date with a darker, more brooding and menacing slant.

            Having left high school education with no GCSEs, Olly was fully versed in the underworld of nightclubs and white labels. Speaking of his time in education, Olly said "I hated school and school hated me. I was rarely there and rarely wanted to be there. When I first saw music being made on a PlayStation, that was it. There was never going to be anything else. I know people who got 5 A-Cs but now they look like they're dying of boredom."

            He soon began his working life at the iconic Big Apple Records in Croydon, coming into contact with the likes of Arthur 'Artwork' Smith and Danny Harrison. Holding a studio above the shop, Olly took to watching and learning from their local masters at work, alongside his pal and fellow producer Benga. "The shop helped me grow up to be not a dickhead in terms of talking to people I didn't know. You'd get builders coming in buying garage records and you'd have top distributors. I met so many different people from different places."

            As dubstep was sprouting, he and the rest of the Big Apple crew set about carving a sound with just themselves and a select band of listeners in mind. Although only about 20 people attended the FWD>> nights where Skream's records were being played by Hatcha, and where he got his first DJ slot, it didn't matter. As time went by, more and more people were enticed by the inimitable, raw charm and power of dubstep, helped in part by the championing of Mary anne Hobbs on Radio One who brought this Croydon sound to a wider, national audience. As his number of releases notched up, and his sets became more notorious, he remixed 'In For The Kill' by La Roux, and it wasn't long before Annie Mac was getting behind Skream in a big way.

            Olly has continued to produce music at a breakneck pace, already possessing an impressive back catalogue of forward thinking electronic music. He is in more demand than ever as a DJ too, headlining dance stages at GlobalGathering, Glastonbury, Sonar and Creamfields this year alone, and although his style has moved away from dubstep to disco in recent times, Skream remains one of the countries leading lights of dance music.

            With his forward thinking approach taking his sound in exciting new directions, it was inevitable that Skream would end up winning the Best DJ category for the 2013 Bass Music Awards in association with skiddle.com.

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