Posted on: June 19th, 2008 tape #6: Mavericks
Dubstep is insane right now. Many of the old talents who brought the sound to global prominence (Skream, Distance, DMZ, Loefah, Hatcha, and Kode 9) have been very quiet this year. Fortunately, the power vacuum has been good for dubstep.
Until very recently, it was looking like Dubstep might follow the same path as Drum N Bass. Since the late nineties, DnB has been an endless competition between producers to express the same formula in harder, heavier executions.
The present climate in Dubstep resembles the earlier days of Drum N Bass – I’m thinking 1994 here – when nobody really knew what the formula was. Newer producers are working to put their own signature on the sound, and new talent is emerging constantly.
This mix, titled Mavericks, captures some of the madness of the moment. Please enjoy it loud.