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Format: CD
Sku: 217056256
UPC: 800071000622
UPC 14: 00800071000622
Release Date: 9/14/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Perferated ~ Skream
2. 8 Bit Baby - (featuring Murs) ~ Skream
3. Cpu ~ Skream
4. Where You Should Be - (featuring Sam Frank) ~ Skream
5. How Real - (featuring Freckles) ~ Skream
6. Fields of Emotion ~ Skream
7. I Love the Way ~ Skream
8. Listenin' To the Records On My Wall ~ Skream
9. Wibbler ~ Skream
10. Metamorphosis ~ Skream
11. Finally - (featuring La Roux) ~ Skream
12. Reflections - (featuring Instra:Mental/dBridge) ~ Skream
13. Song for Lenny, A ~ Skream
14. Epic Last Song, The ~ Skream
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Skream.
Muze PNote Photographer: Shaun Bloodworth.
Muze PNote 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

Producer: Skream

Engineer: Skream

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Murs
Muze Guest Artist Sam Frank
Muze Guest Artist Freckles
Muze Guest Artist La Roux
Muze Guest Artist Instra:Mental
Muze Guest Artist D Bridge

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.
Artist Influences
DJ Zinc | El-B | The Artful Dodger (UK) | Wookie
Artist Followers
Nedry

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations 100 Pure Dubstep Volume 2

Associated Artists and Works

Benga

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/09/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : TEMPACD 016
Music Label Name Label : Tempa
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00800071000622

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'..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Skream
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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