A Zeds Dead Coffee Break With Skream at BUKU ’14
Some people love coffee. When people drink coffee, they get the urge to talk. As some of you may know, Zeds Dead likes to drink coffee and talk to the best in the music world. If you were previously unaware, now you know. These coffee breaks, brought to you by Thump, follow the group around the country at various festivals. The latest features Skream at last year’s BUKU Music + Art Project. The trio talk about Skream’s first album cover, the birthplace of dubstep, and the hardships of spinning dub plates.
This latest coffee break marks Zeds Dead’s 12th episode, and they get more interesting each step of the way. This episode they decided to just throw the coffee to the wind and take a bottle of booze to the party. The first question on the table inquires about the story behind Skream’s first album cover which, involves an overcrowded rave, a photographer, a very sweaty Oliver Jones and some shady hooded characters. The next question is one that should be further explored in any genre: “If somebody had never heard dubstep, what are two songs that you would point them in the direction of?” It’d be interesting to continue to ask this question as the coffee breaks continue, inserting the relevant genre at the appropriate times. As the conversation moves toward a close, we learn the real reason why Skream stopped touring using dub plates, which actually makes a lot of sense.
Each coffee break lets its audience get to know Zeds Dead, their coffee break subjects, and the music scene more intimately. Check out the latest Coffee Break, and see this year’s full BUKU Music + Art Project, held March 13 and 14 in New Orleans, here.