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Bio

Ollie Jones had the good fortune to be working at the Big Apple record store when he first started making beats at age 15 and armed with a cracked copy of the Fruity Loops music-making software. Big Apple was at the center of the early development of U.K. garage's dark, half-speed offshoot dubstep before it was even called dubstep, and it was at Big Apple that Jones, who recorded as Skream, met fellow beatsmiths Benga and Hatcha. Hatcha was a DJ at the seminal club Forward and was only too happy to debut the dubplates of both Skream and Benga's early recordings. Their music took the tension and release formula of dance music, removed the release and layered in more tension instead. With slow and pounding basslines and wobbly treble they were creating a kind of music that summoned and summed up feelings of urban paranoia, but in an enjoyable way. Emphasizing the sub-bass made them popular with clubbers, but they were also popular with bloggers. Championed and spread by word of mouth on the Internet Skream went straight from being a name in Croydon to being known around the world. When the owner of Big Apple founded a label to give a home to the albums of dubstep artists, Skream was one of those who released material on it, including his breakout classic track "Midnight Request Line." His first full-length album, Skream!, was released in 2006 on the Tempa label. ~ Jody Macgregor
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Albums by
Skream

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    13 songs

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    Skream!

    3 songs

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    Anticipate

    3 songs

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    Skream EP Edition 1

    2 songs

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    Diam / Mood to Funk

    1 song

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    Rollercoaster

    4 songs

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    Rollercoaster [Remixes]

    1 song

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    Bang That

    1 song

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    Rollercoaster

    2 songs

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    Gritty / Phatty Drummer

    1 song

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    Anticipate (feat. Sam Frank)

    2 songs

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    Exothermic Reaction

    2 songs

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    Sweetz (2005 Flex)/Angry World

    2 songs

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    Burning Up / Memories of 3rd Base

    2 songs

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    The Shinein

    14 songs

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    Outside the Box

    6 songs

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    Skreamizm, Vol.06

    6 songs

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    Skreamizm, Vol. 2

    5 songs

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    Where You Should Be

    2 songs

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    Loefah Remixes

    2 songs

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    Midnight Request Line

    6 songs

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    Skreamizm, Vol. 4

    4 songs

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    Skreamism, Vol. 3

    2 songs

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    Tapped

    6 songs

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    Skreamizm, Vol. 7

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Top Songs by
Skream

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    Popularity
  2.   Anticipate
  3.   Where You Should Be by Sam Frank
  4.   Stagger
  5.   Midnight Request Line
  6.   Auto-Dub
  7.   Summer Dreams
  8.   Blue Eyez
  9.   Rutten
  10.   All Gone Pete Tong & Skream Miami 2013: Skream Mix
  11.   Rollercoaster
  12.   Wibbler
  13.   Filth
  14.   Metamorphosis
  15.   Indistinct
  16.   Fields of Emotion
  17.   Boat Party
  18.   Xmas Day Swagger
  19.   Mood to Funk
  20.   Rollin' Kicks
  21.   0800 Dub
  22.   Kut-Off
  23.   Bakwards
  24.   Future Funkizm
  25.   Minimalistix
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Skream

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    Metropolitan Mood

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    Alternative Chill


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