It goes without saying that dubstep existed in a very different form in the years before Skrillex heavily redefined the genre to American audiences in 2010. Indeed, one of the genre’s earliest pioneers was England’s very own Skream, though the dubstep progenitor has veered vastly in a more techno-oriented direction in recent years.

Luckily for those who want to experience the genre in its earliest forms, a Skream dubstep mix from 2005 has surfaced. Differing greatly from the genre’s newer definitions, Skream’s authentic track selection shows off the dub and reggae influences that shaped the genre. Compared to the aggressive, elaborately constructed productions currently representing the genre, the veritably minimalist essence of Skream’s mix is a fascinating reminder of how much dubstep has changed since its infancy.

Take a glimpse into dubstep’s history straight from the hands of one of the very best.

H/T: Magnetic Mag

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