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Dubstep boy wonder hits Norwich

PUBLISHED: 12:21 03 February 2008 | UPDATED: 12:15 07 May 2010

Croydon's Skream - aka Ollie Jones - is the boy wonder of dubstep - the musical equivalent of planting a huge bass bin on your chest while listening echoed-out far-off melodies filtered through what sounds like a distant dub soundsystem submerged under 15-fathoms.

Croydon's Skream - aka Ollie Jones - is the boy wonder of dubstep - the musical equivalent of planting a huge bass bin on your chest while listening echoed-out far-off melodies filtered through what sounds like a distant dub soundsystem submerged under 15-fathoms.

Emerging out of the grime scene, with a distinctly dubbed-up South London vibe, dubstep emphasis on dark moods, sparse rhythms, and heavy bass, has been one of the most innovative sounds of the past couple of years.

And in a music form that could easily be faceless, Skream! Has been the most visible of its chief practitioners. Not bad for someone who cut their teeth as a teenager. He started laying down beats seven-years-ago at the age of 15, and was rumoured to have made over 1,500 tracks in the first couple of years alone.

Those that have found their way into dubstep folklore quickly attained anthemic status, most notably the fiery Midnight Request Line.

Here he makes his first stop in Norwich. Support comes from Essex dub experimentalists Innasekt, Leicester's Chrome and DJ Shnyde from Brighton.

Skream! Mustard Lounge, Thursday, February 7, £5/4NUS, call (01603) 619561.

Click here to hear Skream!


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