Oliver Jones continues to move beyond the confines of the dubstep sound that he helped popularize.
In FACT’s interview with Skream last Autumn, Jones said of his recnet production work, “I’ve been all over the place, making house, techno, rave, 150bpm amen jungle stuff. I’ve been bouncing off of my [recent] sets, which have been all over the place.”
His latest tune, ‘Bang That’, follows that logic. It begins with the paranoid midrange wobble that defined his earliest work, but takes a turn about halfway through, as he lays down a body-jacking, Chicago house beat. This juxtaposition eventually gives way to a full-on, synth-stabbing jam; in that way, the song is a microcosm for Skream’s sonic evolution.
Stream ‘Bang That’ below (with tags, unfortunately). Skream adds that the track has “been getting hammered by Loefah and Jackmaster” and it “should be out in the next couple of months.” No word on which label, as of now.