Skream, a DJ and producer who helped to carve dubstep into the overwhelmingly popular genre it is today, has announced that he is quitting the wubwub scene.
Wait, don’t cry dramatically in the rain! He may be quitting the dubstep genre, but Skream isn’t done DJing yet! Here is what he had to say about moving on:
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. 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.
The dubstep movement is over? Already? It sort of seemed like it was just starting to blow up, especially in the US. Maybe his personal journey into dubstep is over, but it’s easier to accept knowing that he’ll continue to DJ, but with his focus now on disco and funk. Are the disco and funk movements still going on? Well, regardless, good music is good music, so let’s hope whatever Skream puts out next is just that.