Skream b2b Mala

UK

A pair of heavyweight pioneers

In the early 2000s, Skream and Mala took dubstep from South London to the world. The former’s irresistibly melodic ‘Midnight Request Line’ was the genre’s first ‘hit’, while Mala’s mastery of bass weight (as part of legendary production crew DMZ) helped bring dubstep to the ears of everyone from Ricardo Villalobos to old-school jungle and reggae ‘heads. At Sónar Lisboa they’ll pay tribute to their roots with a rare back-to-back set, showing how dubstep continues to resonate throughout electronic music in 2023.