Dubstep originator Skream comes over courtesy of The Operatives and Novel Tours this Friday at Brown Alley.
For those of you who don’t know Skream, you don’t really pay too much attention to electronic music so far in the 21st century.
To give you basic Wiki information, Skream is from UK, Croydon, and was involved in the formative days of UK warehouse dubstep and worked in the central network record store for this movement – Big Apple Records. He started producing on Fruity Loops at the tender age of 15, bummed around the record store, and was a regular participant of the FWD nights, which started at Velvet Rooms, and then migrated to Plastic People.
His 2005 track ‘Midnight Request Line’ is considered by many producers – dubstep and not – to be one of dubstep’s most classic songs of all times, and is instantly recognisable by those who have heard it before.
These days, Skream tends to favour techno and melodic sounds as his progression as a DJ and producer continues, so seeing Skream in 2014 should be just as interesting as a decade ago.
Supporting Skream are Audixx, Edd Fisher, Sean Deans, Johnny Hooves and Nam.
10pm-5am. Brown Alley, 585 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne CBD. $30,
Written by Kristian Hatton.