Skream, real name Oliver Jones, dropped a remix to Trance Wax’s ‘El Nido’ on Friday. Fresh from the release of bass-filled rave anthem ‘Space Ghetto’ from his forthcoming EP, the UK heavyweight’s track provides an upbeat and energetic vibe, taking the listener on a whirlwind three minute experience.
It’s a contrast to his early dubstep sounds - yet unsurprising to many who have witnessed Jones’ evolution and exploration of genres in recent years.
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Trance Wax is an alias of Belfast-born Garry McCartney - also known as Ejeca - who has crafted edits of classics from names such as Mauro Picotto and Yves Deruyter which have become anthems for the likes of Bicep, Nina Kraviz and The Blessed Madonna.
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Upon announcing the remix on Instagram, one of his followers commented: “Holy crap, Skream on Anjunabeats is not something I'd expect”, with Jones replying: “it definitely works!!!”.
Another simply added: “U can make any genre and crush it”.
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