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The Move Bank Holiday Special with Skream at The Sugarmill

The Move Bank Holiday Special with Skream

  • The Sugarmill, Stoke-on-Trent
  • Sunday 30th April
  • Voted in the most recent RA poll as 15th biggest DJ in the world, Skream is smashin festivals and every high profile show on the planet right now!
    Popular Event: 512 attending
    Do Not Sleep Opening Party at Sankeys Ibiza

    Do Not Sleep Opening Party

      52 attending
      We Are FSTVL 2017 at Damyns Hall Aerodrome

      We Are FSTVL 2017

      • Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster
      • Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th May
      • We Are BACK for our fifth year and with the biggest show we have ever put together! This is FSTVL like you've never seen it before...
        Popular Event: 5941 attending
        Parklife 2017 at Heaton ParkFeatured event

        Parklife 2017

        • Heaton Park, Manchester
        • Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th June
        • Parklife returns for 2017 with a line-up of world famous bands and DJs, crazy creations, oddball installations and a host of up and coming acts.
          Popular Event: 36834 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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