thanks for the thoughtful response. If I knew the shitstorm my last thread was gonna cause I never would have made it. honestly skream's set wasn't all that bad, it was more about him screwing around with 12th Planet's set, but thats besides the point. i was hoping to get some real commentary like this ^^ but i should have known better than to make a negative post or at least been more careful with my words. still, i think some interesting stuff came up in that thread re: what people value in a performance/performer, it just came out in a kind of immature way.cloak and dagger wrote:So I have to admit I had my doubts; I've always had loads of respect for Skream for experimenting and not sticking to one sound when he easily could have (dude could have made a dozen Midnight Request Lines and be sitting pretty), but of course that means I don't like everything he's put out. After reading that last thread, I was worried that I would be getting a poorly mixed, rewind-heavy set full of headbanger/screechy dubstep (which I hate), and that I would just be standing around wishing I'd gone to something that suited my tastes better.
Well, after seeing him play for 2.5 hours, I'm basically telling everyone here to completely ignore that other thread; the only thing I can say is that I was EXTREMELY impressed with Skream as a DJ. The mixing was impeccable, he was teasing in tracks and mixing in new ones really quickly, doing a lot of creative mixes, and the track selection was as diverse as his productions (I heard headbanger stuff, uk funky, grime, techno, garage, jungle, uk hardkore and deeper dubstep), and his enthusiasm was unmatched. If I had read that other thread, I would have thought that guy was talking about a different Skream. Last night he was definitely taking his audience seriously, but you could see he was having a blast and really enjoyed playing out for people, and you could see that returned by the crowd as well. Even if I wasn't into 100% of the tunes (the previously mentioned boom-bap heavy metal screechy stuff), he was usually onto the next tune a minute later and chances are it was something I DID like.
So yeah, basically, I think he deserves a thread about how good of a DJ he is, as this post would just get lost in that other clusterfuck of a thread. I would say I'm not easily impressed by DJs these days (I'm getting older unfortunately), but he was definitely one of the best DJs I've seen in a long while. This has been a public service announcement. Thank you.
so yea, thanks for making this thread and i apologize for making a mess on DSF.