Monday, 29 June 2009

If we suddenly fall..

Time for a dubstep post.

See, unfortunately, when I think of dubstep now, I just think of sweaty zombie-like figures ... dancing (
n you call that stuff dancing?) to basslines with ADHD. I like to call that stuff 'clubstep', for obvious reasons you understand. Sure, that can be a lot of fun at times but, if you're anything like me, you cannot deal with that kinda stuff on a day-to-day basis.

I'm sure you realise not all dubstep is like that (cue Burial and Zomby for example), but sometimes you might need a little reminder, as do I. So I decided to do a little post on dubstep that looks beyond a few repetetive womps and wamps.

White Lies - Death (Chase & Status Remix)
First off we have a big one. Chase & Status' production values is the icing on the cake of this epic original's epic remix, complete with driving bassline. To me, it seems like Death is getting the same kind of treatment from Chase & Status the way that In For The Kill was mixed by Skream and that is why I reckon it's gonna be a big one, musically and commercially.

The Heavy - How You Like Me Now? (Joker Radio Edit)
Joker's drops some heavy thwacks, assertive synths and static bass. The result of this mix is a powerful track that wouldn't sound out of place on a Gnarls Barkley album if they got angry with someone and made dubstep.

Imogen Heap - Hide And Seek (Enigma Remix)
I never thought I'd describe a track with a wobbling bassline as 'delicate', but then again, I never thought I'd hear a dubstep remix of Imogen Heap. Incredibly, Enigma manages to make this work with the soft production of the drums and wobble.

So there you go, it's not all cockney this, hammertime that.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i personally think 16-bit is the best producer out there at the moment