Skream Remixes The Smiths

It takes a brave man to remix the Smiths, especially when you make an attempt at This Charming Man –  by far one of the more popular records from the seminal band from Manchester. The question remains as to whether he’s done the record justice, for me however, he definitely has not. The vocals do much of the talking as this completely stripped back version unfolds with a lacklustre piano sequence that tries its hardest to be uplifting but fails miserably. This is really amateur from Skream without any of the intricacies that we have come to expect from him using basic chord progression. Obviously there will be some that disagree and that’s the point of an opinion – but this does nothing for me.

You would have expected more from a man who is trying to prove himself to many by changing directions from dubstep to house/disco. Since it came to light that he’s been using sample packs to make music it’s probably at the back of his mind to prove that he is genuinely musically gifted but there’s no doubt about that for me. Who cares whether he used a sample pack, Skream is as talented as they get. In saying that though, no justice has been done to The Smiths with this ‘remix’. It did, however, come with an explanation from the man himself…

“Did this yesterday…This one’s plagued with tags for the thieves…This isn’t a dance track nor really an electronic track…just a piece of music I’m really happy with. Enjoy.”

Read what you like into that but I wouldn’t go telling people how long it took me to make if I was completely happy with it…

Skream Turks and Underdog




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