Skream Holds Nothing Back with 'The Attention Deficit Track'
Jul 1, 2022
2 min read
One of the UK’s most prominent producers, Skream, has been at the helm of boundary-breaking sounds for the better part of two decades. As a young up-and-comer, a 15-year-old Ollie Jones was pivotal in the progress of dubstep in the early 2000s. He pioneered the depths of the low end for ten years before transitioning to the soulful side of dance music. Navigating the new sounds like a fish to water, Skream found his way behind the decks at dance music institutions like Spain’s elrow, Manchester’s Parklife, and many more around the globe.
We’ve seen Jones touch back to his Dubstep roots recently, notching a dubstep set at Coachella and a whopping seven-hour B2B with Mama at an all-night party in London club, KOKO. Clearly, in tune with both sides of the spectrum, we weren’t sure what to expect from the July 15th arrival of his new EP, The Attention Deficit, but we now know this much: the inaugural single, “The Attention Deficit Track,” is a straight-up tech house fire starter.
The kick wastes no time setting a heart-pounding pace while the percussion builds the primal beat of this relentless stomper. Chopped Italian vocals begin to furiously fly through space in vigorous hypnotic symmetry, and any inhibition towards movement dissipates. It’s spine-tingling. It’s stimulating. It’s absolutely mad, and we absolutely love it.
This newest offering comes in collaboration with Glasgow’s famous genre-blender, Jackmaster. Skream and Jack came up together in the UK Dance Music scene, their careers running separately but parallel, working to push and defy boundaries. Seeing two top-tier talents in sync on a seismic single is a thing of beauty, and it seems there's more. Jack tweeted on release day, “Good things come to those who wait. Just wait till you hear what we have up our sleeves next.”