For the uninitiated, dubstep is the most recent incarnation of that modern British desire to weld new, innovative sounds onto Jamaican soundsystem culture.
As Burials new awaited album is due to be in the stores in the next day or so, alot of major online websites have already began publishing their reviews. We have collected a few so you can get the jist of what image people are trying to create.
Crunching around the dubstep fraternity like a kid amongst some Lego, Distance is a truly towering figure within the bass-ruptured scene - bringing a distinctive sound and hardcore outlook to bear on his subterranean emissions.
Sticking to the 'you can't move forward without looking back' mandate, dubstep historian Martin 'Blackdown' Clark delivers the hotly anticipated roots of dubstep compilation in partnership with Tempa.
Best viewed as the tumultuous fall-out between a pair of dubstep's most enduring DJ's, 'Dubstep Allstars 4' sees Youngsta and Hatcha squaring up with a CD fenced off for each to do their thing.
Pirate Radio station Xtreme FM based in North London was raided back in 2006.
The club is thick with bodies and blunt smoke. Joe Nice says, sipping water in a Mount Vernon café. “You’d just walk down the steps [to the club], and feel the bass. You could literally hear the whole room just groan. At that point, I could feel a warm sensation in my ears. And I’ve never felt that from anything else I’ve ever listened to.”
Chef b2b Steady with MC Beezy on Rinse FM
Featuring Skream, Digital Mystikz, Loefah, Plasticman, Burial, D1, Geeneus and N-Type. F*ck me! Bringing the sound of dubstep thundering from Britain's clubs, 'Dubstep Allstars Vol.3' is the latest instalment in Tempa's knob-on mix series; this time put under the trusted steerage of Kode 9.
The music scene is a lexical minefield; one misplaced syntactical structure here, a floating definite article there and it can all mean ruin in the eyes of a given genre's credibility-gatekeepers.
Recently creating a tsunami of interest around the dubstep scene from feature articles in Germany's de:bug to Vice and elsewhere Skream is making big waves with his incredibly on point productions.
The second installment in this series of album releases from Tempa is Volume 2 from Rinse.FM's own Dj Youngsta.
The first installment of Dubstep Allstars comes direct from Dubsteps biggest label, Tempa. Freshly mixed by Hatcha, one of Dubsteps earliest DJ's this volume is one of the first CD releases the genre has seen.
There's new movement in the garage scene. A new generation of producers, a lot in their teens, who have grown up with cheap computers and software production tools are emerging. The old image of UK garage as the preserve of conspicuous consumption, cocaine, champagne and nice clothes, is being replaced with a darker more overtly dub and dancehall influenced sound.
To clarify any rumours or whispers, the first EVER dubstep was by Elephant Man, titled Log On back in 2001, remixed by Horsepower.