A UK-based A&R guy is looking for dubstep artists and producers. Apparently sound engineers and studio space is there for the taking.
Electrorash, a brashly designed muso blog features these six tracks with neat, compact reviews:
- Burial – Shell of Light
- The Others – Bushido
- Zomby – Mush
- Ikonika – Simulacrum – Original Mix
- Darkstar – Need You
I haven’t had a chance to check this out, but if you are interested in picking up some guilt-free Creative Commons dubstep, check out this offering from Mechant.
I guess it does make sense, but not exactly what I expected. The Bomb Squad, the original production team behind Public Enemy’s seminal output in the late-eighties showed up in Dublin and rocked the bass bins with an hour-long dubstep mix. Vue Weekly does a great job of explaining the link between early hip hop and current dubstep production.
Every time I visit this site I end up leaving with a wry smile. Not sure if it is the puffy clouds or the cartoon impressions of the cast. Kicking off with the ‘Strong on ya’ dubby number that really seems to be doing the rounds at the moment.
Once again Tectonic delivers the goods with a fine debut from Dutch producer 2562 following in the wake of Pinch and Cyrus. Resident Advisor here with the skinny.
Kind of spooky vocal at the beginning but sits nicely in this deeep mix. Featuring lesser-known artists such as Deflax and Vibescommandah. Plenty of space in the mid-range lets the bass run riot throughout this mix.
Get them while they’re hot! Hotflush recordings pulls together some fine dubstep mixes from scene stalwarts like Scuba and the awesome Boxcutter (check out this mix if you are into glitchy, effects-laden dubstep).
These guys normally spit out hip hop, but on this ‘sidebar’ to the Soultronica Saga they jump out into the world of dubstep. If you are new to the genre, this is a great introduction (not least because upfront they warn you about one very important ingredient: a good sound system or pair of headphones).