Skream Announces Quit On Dubstep
“The Movement Is Over.” This bold statement made by Skream, one of the founding fathers of the Dubstep genre, has been his deciding factor to call it quits from the scene for the time being. Following what may have been his last Dubstep show ever, Skream was quoted saying:
“It’s the last Dubstep show I’ll play until further notice. Dubstep is just a name now. It doesn’t have a meaning any more and the movement is over. It’s like the end of a relationship but it’s ended on a high.”
Just like many genres of music, Dubstep was created with a message. A message that has been lost behind all the glitz and glam that currently exists in the scene. Many musicians are often fueled and motivated by the message, and once it is lost so are their creative aspirations.
“I’ve done Dubstep since I was 14 but there’s no way I’m going to be dictated to. I stopped because I’m not inspired by it any more.”
It is surly sad to see a legend of this caliber go. But at the same time, maybe it is a good thing. Perhaps this genre needs an innovator like Skream to take a stand like this to reignite the movement, and bring Dubstep back to what many believe to be its glory days. The future of Dubstep is defiantly in for an interesting ride. Stay tuned.