Sunday, March 2, 2008

Skream - Skreamizm Vol. 1

Label: Tempa
Released: 2006
Style: Dubstep

"Easily the most anticipated dubstep release since err... the last Skream release, 'skreamizm vol.1' is the heavyweight double pack of the most sought after dubs in the trade. Since the astronomical success of 'midnight reuqest line' the 19 year old producer has become one of the most talked about and revered young British producers currently operating, forging a headstrong and determined style similar to that of his peers Digital Mystikz and Kode 9, yet retaining his own watermark of originality and design. The success of his productions can be largely put down to the uncanny execution of the dual functions of melodies for the shak-out and the rhythmic codes to unlock skanking feet. 'Glamma' opens the show with a classic Skream circus melody and the stickiest bassline since '28g', purely gloopy aural satisfaction. The untitled track from Youngsta's allstars 2 mix gets a vinyl cut, a reflective steppa for ultimate bass weight meditation. The fruity loops flutes are cracked out on 'rottan', in stark contrast with the chasmic bassline drone and slo-mo darkcore stabs, holding back the brukkout drop for 'lightening'. Rinsing out a writhing amen with a huge undertow of warped half tempo bass, the taut balance between brukkout energy and dubstep restraint is shocking and completely irresistable. 'Hag' rounds out the pack with a pressurised hardstepper, bare riddim essentials embellished with whipcracking snares and spacious chord stabs just begging to be heard on the biggest soundsystem you can lay your hands on. A benchmark release for the dubstep fraternity and beyond." - Boomkat


1 Glamma (4:54)
2 Untitled (3:52)
3 Smiley Face (4:00)
4 Rottan (5:04)
5 Lightning (4:37)
6 Hag (5:19)


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