It may have been two years since Skream's last studio album, but few could accuse him of being workshy.
As well as co-hosting a show on Radio 1 with Benga, he's released numerous singles, compilations and EPs as well as playing the festival circuit and continuing his 'Skreamizm' tour.
Having recently been confirmed to play this year's Snowbombing festival, Digital Spy caught up with him to find out whether he ever tires of his high energy shows and whether a new album is on the cards.
You seem incredibly busy at the moment, how are you managing it all?
"I don't know any other way to be. I know this is really weird but I think because I've been doing this since I was at school, it's kind of been this way. Maybe not as busy as it is at the moment but it's been very constant since I was about 18."
Are you one of those annoying people that can survive on four hours' sleep and still be perky?
"Yeah I'm alright without sleep. I get a little bit cranky sometimes but I'm alright."
The last time we saw you was at Snowbombing festival, which was pretty mad...
"Let's just say it's always a five-day haze!"
You've just been confirmed to return again next year; are you excited or scared?
"I think I will be there every year until I'm dead, if I had my way. I have a good relationship with Snowbombers."
Do you ski as well?
"No, I don't."
Surely you've been tempted...
"No because the first thing you break is your wrist and I kind of need my wrists as they're very important."
You should get them insured.
"Yeah I know, but the thing is I'll still have broken wrists if I'm insured. I've got pretty big hands - they'll get in the way, it'll be the first thing to hit the ground."
You're on tour at the moment; do you ever have nights where you'd rather stay in and watch EastEnders?
"It's three hours and I can sort of go where I want with it, so I love it. I've got a pretty solid set that's never exactly the same but it's laid out the same. Sometimes three hours just doesn't feel enough! The only show of the tour that I didn't really want to play was in Dublin - it was nothing to do with Dublin - it's just I was so ill I couldn't do anything and I was standing there sweating. I was in agony!"
Have you ever considered doing one of those 24-hour raves?
"Nah. 'Skreamizm' isn't going to continue forever. Maybe it'll be a special thing for the next Skreamizm tour. I don't think I've ever been on stage for even four hours. It's quite a lot of prep of gathering the music as well. I could do another hour, I might do a one-off one and see how it goes."
The rate at which you put out new music is pretty impressive...
"I feel like it's slowed down in the last year. Maybe it just feels ages for me because I haven't had many releases. I haven't had like 'this is coming out here' and the last time I feel like I had a proper release was 'Anticipate'. But there's always odd tracks being given away and stuff."
Are you gearing up with another big proper release?
"Skreamizm Seven is the next release - it's a nice way to get a chunk of tunes out. I always look at them as mini albums. The next one is going to be out when this tour is finished and I'm hoping that the tracklist should have a tune with me and Kelis on it that nobody's heard unless they've been to a 'Skreamizm' show. It's a new one, not the 'Distance' track."
What happened with the release of Kelis's 'Distance'?
"Hmm you tell me."
We saw her perform it at Lovebox...
"I haven't got a clue mate. It's quite mad. When you work with artists you don't get told anything so I don't really know what's going on with it."
Listen to 'Distance' below:
That's annoying as it's such a good track. What's the other Kelis duet like?
"The other Kelis one is totally different. I think it's a million times better. It's called 'Copy Cat' and it's quite… what's the word... I'm trying to think of a cool word to say…there's a lot of space to it. It's not your average club track - it's a full vocal track but I really like it. It's one of my favourite things I've ever done - well my favourite thing I've done with a vocalist. There's so much space on the record that the vocal really stands out - you kind of feel the vocal rather than it being flooded by a million synths."
What was she like to work with?
"I've only met her at festivals so we've never actually sat down together. I worked on 'Distance' in the States with a writer called Autumn Rowe - who is lovely - and we made the track and Kelis said she loved it so we featured her. Then Kelis and Autumn wrote 'Copycat' together. I've heard she's a complete nutter.
"She kind of does that David Bowie thing where she completely revamps her whole style and look and even music and I think she does very well. It's not half-arsed. And she doesn't do what's current, what she does then becomes current."
Who else are you working with?
"I'm going to write a single with Miles Kane, which is going to be for me. We're going to work on it next week - well we're supposed to but he's in bed with flu at the moment. I've just made a track, it's a really epic big tune, and I think it could be massive with the right person so I'm trying to look for someone at the moment. I've also made a disco record that's going to come out next year. It's a full-on disco record. It's written by Sam Frank and I think it's really really good."
So you're only a little bit busy then.
"I guess I better get on with it!"
Skream will headline Snowbombing Festival alongside Jack Beats and Shy FX in April 2013. For more information visit www.snowbombing.com.