Rescued From The Fire: Skream

An ongoing series in which we ask artists the record they’d risk life and limb to save from a burning inferno

Let’s say your house was burning. What album would you save?

I wouldn’t save a record. I’d save my hard drive. It’s such a difficult question.

Well, you have to answer it. Haha. The next question would be "where did you get it from?" – and we're not interested in where you got your hard drive.

The problem is I don’t have a desired one record. Alright, it would have to be Prince's For You. The first Prince album.

Where and when did you get it?

I bought it on iTunes like four and a half years ago.

So you don’t even have a physical copy?

I’ve got tons of vinyl.

We know, so can’t you think of one vinyl record?

Not one that’s significant.

Maybe an early one that...

I’ll just lie.


Ok, the track is called “Confused” and it is by Darqwan, but it was an alias of Oris Jay. I bought that record... Wait, I got given that record when I was working in a record shop about 10 years ago, Big Apple Records. And it means so much to me because it was the song that made me start creating my own basslines. My friends and I heard a rumor that [Darqwan] used FruityLoops, which is total nonsense. And then we found a plugin called a TS 404, and we re-created the bassline.

I just remember it being amazing. At the time it was so dark but had crazy energy. Bam bam bam bam! The buildups and everything. For us, it was all we wanted to hear at the time. Completely spot on.

By Skream on March 19, 2012

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