Over the last six or so years dubstep has risen to global attention as one of electronic music’s most engaging genres. A dark, bass heavy strain of British dance music, dubstep’s roots lie in house, UK garage, drum and bass, and grime. Characterized by stark, off-kilter drum programming, dubwise echo, and deep bass lines, dubstep’s early sound was defined by a handful of young British producers. Skream, along with Digital Mystikz, Kode 9, Benga, and a few others, is regarded as one of the genre’s key early producers and continues to push the sounds of dubstep forward.
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