It goes without saying that dubstep existed in a very different form in the years before heavily redefined the genre to American audiences in 2010. Indeed, one the genre’s earliest pioneers was England’s very own , though the dubstep progenitor has veered vastly in a more techno-oriented direction in recent years.
Luckily for those who want to experience the genre in its earliest forms, a Skream dubstep mix from 2005 has surfaced. Differing greatly from the genre’s newer definitions, Skream’s authentic track selection shows f the dub and reggae influences that shaped the genre. Compared to the aggressive, elaborately constructed productions currently representing the genre, the veritably minimalist essence Skream’s mix is a fascinating reminder how much dubstep has changed since its infancy.
Take a glimpse into dubstep’s history straight from the hands one the very best.