Happy 30th Birthday Skream!


May your next 30 be as wild, successful and messy as the last three decades. In commemoration of this great age, we bring you thirty reasons why we love Skream.


1. He crowdsurfed during "Killing In The Name Of" at an Outlook Boat Party, leaving Sgt Pokes to take over


2. He produced the first track to make a cross over between grime and dubstep


3. He's often seen supporting society's finest, including Tulisa:


4. And Nigella:


5. He put La Roux on the dubstep map, paving the way for the likes of Katy B


6. He was part of one of the most enviable group of musical mates of the decade


7. He's forever championing young talent, seen here in Disclosure's first Boiler Room session in 2012


8. He turned up to play FWD in a limousine, because the hire fare was cheaper than a taxi


9. He's forever bringing music to the masses, like when he took us around London in a rickshaw


10. He dodged Diplo by avoiding his calls, causing Wes to blog about it


11. The time he threw, played and got kicked out of his own birthday party

Skream's birthday bash, 2010


12. He decided to ditch dubstep and mix it up, to great success

Highlight: "I Wanna Be Your Lover" (Dmitri From Paris remix) right at the very end


13. He smashed a garage set at the top of the Olympic twizzler


14. He won a dutty wine competition at Carnival then fell asleep in a sound system speaker


15. Breaking his leg, but still making music regardless


15. Breaking a leg, and still playing a show despite a fuck off cast


16. He teamed up with a heap of other DJs and had the audacity to call themselves J.E.S.u.S


17. "Skream and Benga make Noel and Liam look like pussies"- Annie Mac


18. He teamed up with Benga and Artwork to form Magnetic Man, reaching No.5 in the UK Album Chart


19. Touring Magnetic Man reportedly got them banned from playing Benicassim, due to a 200 strong stage invasion


20. He taught us the one golden rule of partying (go as hard as you can)


21. His stories continually put our drunken antics to shame


22. He's always been a great pal to his mate Benga, whose had some tough time of late

Here's the two of them looking lovely after co-presenting Skream's Radio 1 residency show. 


23. He dropped out of school to release records at the age of 13 


24. He headlined Rinse's 20th Birthday at our club


25. He confronted his critics in the most Skream way imaginable


26. He was one of the first DJs to speak out about EDM


27. He was so determined to be taken seriously in the worlds of house and techno he used to play for free


28. He's been putting out a stream of grade-A bangers recently


29. On tour, he's always respectful of the local culture


30. He's always up for a lovely time


Happy Birthday Skream!!


Skream will host the Skreamism stage at Eastern Electrics on 6th August, more info here


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