Skream's forward-thinking has turned him from a bedroom beat-maker into a super-producer within the Brit-pop arena, but it hasn't happened overnight. After spending ten years helping to build one of the most influential sounds to come out of Great Britain, Skream has earned every right to be the face and authoritative figure of dubstep music.
Oliver Jones, as the 26-year-old from Croydon was born, unearthed his talent for producing at the age 15 while working at the legendary south London dub-hub, Big Apple Records -- where he also met his Magnetic Man bandmates, Artwork and Benga. After releasing 2005's MC-loved dubstep classic, "Midnight Request Line", Skream instantly became an underground music star, and he has remained at the top of the bass culture ladder ever since.
We spoke with Mr Jones about his career highlights, the mainstreaming of dubstep, and what he really thinks of Skrillex, all before his show tonight at Webster Hall.More »