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.