DJ & producer Corin Douieb AKA The Last Skeptik is undoubtedly one of the most infamous, genre crushing and incredible talents to come out of the UK.
DJ & producer Corin Douieb AKA The Last Skeptik is undoubtedly one of the most infamous, genre crushing and incredible talents to come out of the UK. From working with the best rappers, musicians and singers alive today, hosting a world renowned podcast, touring the world and scoring adverts, TV, film and theatre – there is no time to sleep when there is beautiful, impassioned creativity to let out.
Skeptik’s latest release - Under The Patio was entirely made in one house in East London, a legendary spot for house parties, link ups and the production of classic records, and you can hear the mark that energy has left on Skeptik’s timeless music and his mates that came round; the guests on this record. This is a brutally cohesive, heartfelt record tied together by world-class production from a rare talent very much at the top of his game. The project featured Kojey Radical, The Manor, Scrufizzer, Bonkaz, Heems, Nick Brewer, Mikill Pane, Cosmo, Awate, Verb T, Jammin, Doc Brown & more, and placed on Spotify’s New Music Friday, Rap UK, Chilled Pop and the front cover full placement on Alternative Hip Hop Playlist, as well as Apple Music’s Alt Rap Playlist.
2017 saw the painfully honest, highly cinematic, sophomore solo project from Skeptik - arriving in a hail of concussion-inducing drums, waved synths and an orchestra of live musicians, This Is Where It Gets Good navigated a dark, twisted journey through surviving in London, battling with mental health problems and coming out the other side. This is cinematic, electronic music at its most raw and emotional. Supported by Complex, BBC Radio One and 1xtra, Unilad (Facebook Live session with full live band) and The Quietus, Skeptik’s new album is being received as nothing short of an eclectic masterpiece.
From his fantastically diverse, cinematic solo debut entitled ‘Thanks For Trying’ released on BBE Records, DJ, producer and composer The Last Skeptik has continued on a genre-defying journey through electronic music and beyond. Following in the footsteps of J Dilla and Pete Rock, Skeptik took it leftfield, adding an orchestra of musicians over neck-snapping rooted in electronic hip hop production, and has consistently lauded by press, fans and radio alike every since. Recent years have seen Skeptik produce for the UK’s best and most diverse artists, from Giggs, Trim, Lunar C, Mikill Pane, Kojey Radical, Matt Wills, and Scrufizzer to name a few, tour around globe, have mixes on rotation on Noisey, I-D, BBC1xtra, DefJam.com and BBC Radio One, as well as composing the soundtrack to a BAFTA nominated short film, Vice’s documentary on ATL Stripclubs, adverts for Adidas, Puma, Greenpeace, Powerade and Reebok, and the BBC.
The beginning of 2017 had Skeptik collaborate with Dream Mclean on an E.P; containing the single ‘Doing Bits’ which had over 200k combined views, becoming a cult classic immediately.
Skeptik’s incredible 9 piece band show incorporating some of the country’s best live musicians has already lit up stages around the UK and as a DJ, performing scene stealing DJ sets around the world, from Coachella to SXSW, touring in India and the Middle East to supporting Charli XCX on U.S tour, and opening for the likes of 2Chainz, The Libertines, Childish Gambino, and Wu Tang Clan, resident at London tastemaker spot Visions, performing in Damon Albarn’s Africa Express, and tour DJ-ing for Doc Brown.
Skeptik’s monthly Thanks For Trying Podcast goes from strength to strength, selling out theatres and hosting special guests such as Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Rizzle Kicks, Kurupt FM, Ed Skrein, and Doc Brown among many others.
Selected discography The Last Skeptik
Dream Mclean & The Last Skeptik - Doing Bits
The Last Skeptik - Under The Patio featuring Kojey Radical, The Manor, Bonkaz & more (Thanks For Trying Records)
The Last Skeptik - Trouble featuring Kojey Radical & Takura
Scrufizzer - Story of Jin [Produced by The Last Skeptik]
Mikill Pane x Giggs - Start Again [Produced by The Last Skeptik]
The Last Skeptik - Thanks For Trying (BBE Records)
The Last Skeptik - I Don't Even Like You E.P (BBE Records)