Outside The Box CD (2010)

Artist: Skream

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Product Overview


Label Tempa/forced Exposure
SKU 217056256
UPC 800071000622
UPC 14 00800071000622
Format CD
Release Date 9/14/2010
Author Skream
Associated Artist/Work Benga
Artist Influence DJ Zinc
Artist Influence El-B
Artist Influence The Artful Dodger (UK)
Artist Influence Wookie
Artist Contemporary Benga
Artist Contemporary Burial (Dubstep)
Artist Contemporary Coki
Artist Contemporary Digital Mystikz
Artist Contemporary DJ Hatcha
Artist Contemporary Drop the Lime
Artist Contemporary Kode9
Artist Contemporary Loefah
Artist Contemporary Magnetic Man
Artist Contemporary Pearson Sound
Artist Contemporary Rudimental
Artist Contemporary Rusko
Artist Contemporary The Bug (Kevin Martin)
Artist Contemporary Youngsta (Dubstep)
Artist Follower Nedry
Artist Follower Shift K3Y
Technical Info
Engineer Skream
Producer Skream
CatalogID TEMPACD 016
Lable Name Tempa
Released 08/09/2010
Original Release 2010
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 63m : 20s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00800071000622
Musical Guests
Sam Frank
La Roux
D Bridge
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Skream.
Photographer: Shaun Bloodworth.
Ollie Jones, recording as Skream, has been on the dubstep scene since it first lurched out of the London clubs and into the Croydon record shop in which he worked as a teen. Still in his early twenties, Jones has exerted a huge influence on the development of the genre, and on Outside the Box he contributes to a breaking down of the very stylistic definitions he helped create. Guest vocalists pop up here and there throughout the program, but their parts are often chopped and screwed and manipulated and sometimes rendered nearly unrecognizable -- that's a sample of disco diva Jocelyn Brown on "I Love the Way," but her voice is pitched down and tethered to a coolly lurching beat that makes her declaration of love sound more like a cry of desperation; on "Where You Should Be," pop and dubstep join hands and Sam Frank's voice is sacrificed to the great god Vocoder, to very fun effect. Elsewhere you'll hear instrumental dubstep of the more typical dark and juddering variety ("Wibbler," "Fields of Emotion"), mixed-up jungle ("Listenin' to the Records on My Wall"), syrupy hip-hop with subterranean bass ("8 Bit Baby," with Murs on the mike), and straight-up lush and gorgeous electro-pop ("Finally," featuring La Roux). And at the very end, everything explodes into a colorful effusion of frenetic old-school jungle breakage ("The Epic Last Song"). It's an exhilarating ride, equally suited for dancing, fast driving, or skateboarding down the middle of a busy city street. ~ Rick Anderson
Artist Overview
Often hailed as dubstep's wunderkind, Oliver Jones (Skream) emerged as the music's leading light with his 2005 breakout hit, "Midnight Request Line," a recognized classic of the genre. Combining the menacing, bass pressure of darkside drum & bass with the lighter, more melodic, elements of techno and house, Skream's broader sound palette resonated with audiences tiring of the narrow scenesterism of dubstep's underground acolytes. Initially drawn to dubstep while working at Croydon record shop Big Apple Records, Jones self-released his first singles, often in collaboration with Benga. The producer's visibility exploded when influential FWD club DJ, Hatcha, broke his first white-label tracks, including the aforementioned "Midnight Request Line." On the strength of the hit song, Skream released his self-titled debut album in 2006.
Professional Reviews
Mojo (Publisher) (p.99) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Jones genetically modifies the cavernous dubstep basslines by experimenting in Detroitish techno, hardcore, old skool junglism and trad electronica."
Pitchfork (Website) - "[T[racks like 'Where You Should Be' and 'How Real' simultaneously bring heavy, frame-rattling basslines for the steppers and wistful pop-R&B vocals for the lover's-rock crowd."
Clash (magazine) - "From the moody chasms of 'Metamorphosis' to the onomatopoeic LFO-driven 'Wibble', this is a true chocolate box of dubstep's disparate splinter styles..."
Uncut (magazine) (p.101) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "OUTSIDE THE BOX stretches dubstep definitions beyond current legal limits, from the cubist rave-pop of his Freckles collaboration...to the transatlantic robo-stomp of '8 Bit Baby'..."
Disc 1
1 Perferated
2 8 Bit Baby - (featuring Murs)
3 Cpu
4 Where You Should Be - (featuring Sam Frank)
5 How Real - (featuring Freckles)
6 Fields of Emotion
7 I Love the Way
8 Listenin' To the Records On My Wall
9 Wibbler
10 Metamorphosis
11 Finally - (featuring La Roux)
12 Reflections - (featuring Instra:Mental/dBridge)
13 Song for Lenny, A
14 Epic Last Song, The
Product Attributes
Artist Skream
Music Format Compact Disc

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