SkreamMidnight Request Line / I

Label:Tempa – Tempa.014
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


AMidnight Request Line5:04

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Big up Youngsta and all FWD>> crew. Made in the United Kingdom.
Copyright of this recording is owned by Tempa Recordings, England.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): TEMPA 14 A TRANSITION
  • Matrix / Runout (Side AA runout, etched): TEMPA 14 AA DUB-PlaTeS.CO.UK

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Late Night Request Line / I (12", White Label, Promo, 45 RPM)TempaTEMPA 014UK2005
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Midnight Request Line / I (2×File, WAV, Single)TempaTEMPA014UK2005
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Request Line / I (12", 45 RPM, Promo, White Label)TempaTempa.014UK2005
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Midnight Request Line / I (12", 45 RPM, Reissue)TempaTempa.014UK2011
Midnight Request Line / I (2×File, MP3, 320 kbps)TempaTEMPA 014UK2018



  • DJCL's avatar
    Edited 6 years ago
    This is considered the "Strings Of Life" of Dubstep, and rightly so. With its urban feel and playful insider swagger of when the lights go down, the crowd waits for a drop of any kind of beat, and the stripped-down raw nature of the track takes over. An essential track to have in your collection.
    • KushtyRecords's avatar
      Arguably one of the best "Dubstep" tracks of all time. although it has a grimey atmosphere, I believe this early song from the early era of "Dubstep" still retains Originally and somewhat retains the "2-Step" scene which helped spawn what we now know as "Dubstep". (ALL IN ALL IT`S AN ABSOULOUTE BANGER!!!!!!!)
      • joshswaby8's avatar
        I see what you mean... it was used as a clash Instrumental at Sidewinder 2008 for Roll Deep vs SLK
        • obamasinladen's avatar
          I is a very unusual track, a very creative track from Skream here with its dark vibes, bass and awesome synth. A great track from Skream, however the Loefah Refix is even better.

          Midnight Request Line is the track that put dubstep on the map, an absolute masterpiece with its awesome grimey feel and sub bass and awesome synths, however Mala's Remix is even better.

          Overall this is a great release from Skream.
          • Jason_Goz's avatar
            Tempa014 Mastered by Jason@Transition Mastering
            • RafaChang's avatar
              Bass. Trigger. Gunshots. Drop.

              Dubstep. This was my introduction. It was my equivalent of the moment when dancers first heard House in Chicago, or those who heard the first Jungle beats coming from the UK. It was something different. A sound with which people didn’t know how to react. A sound which created a new way of dancing; the two-step dance with a head-nod.

              If I wanted to explain to somebody the Dubstep sound in 2005, I played them Skream’s "Midnight Request Line”. The movement had already begun two years before with releases from Kode 9, Hatcha, Loefah and co. but hadn’t quite found an anthem.

              This for me was (and still is) the defining Dubstep tune. Ominous melody accompanied by gunshots. A synchronised beat which leaves enough space to put you on edge. He even throws in a key change halfway through the song to add to the tension. It’s a sound from London; dark, lonely and gloomy. But also a sound that brought together people who didn’t know each other. Like all good music, Dubstep united people, and continues to due so now. This tune brought Dubstep into the mainstream, so should be celebrated but then again will be criticised as Dubstep is a genre that needs to remain in the Dark, and catchy tunes like these aren’t going to help.


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