10 Jul
Oliver Jones quits genre he pioneered, moves to new pastures

The dubstep pioneer known as Skream (aka Oliver Jones) recently disavowed the genre he built, saying he had played his last dubstep DJ set “until further notice”. While this is a stake through the heart of old school dubstep fans, it seems the move was imminent after the genre has moved from subtle, slow bass wobbles to Skrillex-penned brostep and high saccharine, Microsoft commercial-focused commodity-step. So what’s Skream, one of the original proto-dubstep producers to do? Well, apparently quit the genre… and move onto other things. In this case, his love of Disco. Which is why Skream’s latest mix for MixmagTV focuses on Disco and House, the two genres he finds most exciting right now. “I’ve done dubstep since I was 14 but there’s no way I’m going to be dictated to,” says Skream. “I stopped because I’m not inspired by it any more.” Listing Daft Punk as recent inspirations to return back to the craft of producing, it seems this new direction for Skream may be his forseeable future. Well if all his sets are going to be as good as this one, then really there’s no reason to mourn. Peep the full XXX-minute set below and see if you like what you hear…

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