Dubstep (Music subgenre)
Dubstep is a genre of electronic music which emerged in London at the beginning of the Noughties. Its origins can be seen in UK Garage and 2-Step.
Dubstep in Features
Music Interview | posted 17.11.2011
Joker
The Inner Vision
Like no other, Joker is bridging the gap between dubstep and hip hop with his so called »purple sound«. Finally, his long anticipated debut album The Vision came out these days. We met Joker to discuss dubstep, rap, video games and stolen TV’s.
Music Interview | posted 28.07.2011
Eskmo
The Noise in the Woods
Respected by the whole scene, including a catalog of releases on labels such as Planet μ, Warp and Ninja Tune, but Eskmo is still one of the unknowns in the basics of the producer guild. Maybe the reasons could apply his complex sound structures which he built in harmony with his own tardiness. We met the musician from San Francisco to talk about the sounds, big cities and the sampling of shrubs.
Music Interview | posted 15.07.2011
Lone
»Like a second pair of ears«
Matt Cutler from Nottingham fell in love with Jungle, Detroit Techno, Chicago House and Hip Hop. Under the name Lone he has been putting out albums and singles since 2007. Paying homage to his musical roots with his Echolations EP – his latest release, he is currently working on his upcoming album on legendary R&S Records. Valentin Menedetter sat down with him before a show.
Music Interview | posted 27.06.2011
Mount Kimbie
Unobtrusive to the front
Mount Kimbie have revolutionized Dubstep, given it a different spin and have set a milestone with their first album Crooks and Lovers. Now the two have put together a terrific live show, which gives you an idea of their sonic force. Valentin Menedetter sat down with them after a show, rethinking the last couple of years.
Music Interview | posted 17.05.2011
Koreless
In a nutshell
19 years old, a student of naval architecture, living in Glasgow. This is Koreless in a nutshell. But as soon as you listen to his debut release 4D/MTI you get the feeling that there is so much more to this guy. His music hits you with a deep and well-tailored vibe. Listening to his music separates you from your daily thoughts and puts him in a special position amongst the UK producers.
Music Interview | posted 10.05.2011
Pariah
To Put the Test to the Rule
Arthur Cayzer just started messing around with his computer 2 years ago. The London based producer got massive attention when his single Detroit Falls dropped. Making heads turn he soon became another wunderkind in the electronic music scene, only being 20 years old. Since then he is asked to play records all around. Valentin Menedetter caught up with Pariah in Vienna.
Dubstep in Reviews
Music Review | posted 01.09.2016
Zomby
Ultra
As a musical statement, the new album »Ultra« by Zomby is so clearly articulated, that it could once again be the start of something new.
Music Review | posted 06.11.2015
Kode9
Nothing
On »Nothing«, Kode9 is targeting the absence of humans. Paradoxically, the record is quite a lively matter.
Music Review | posted 13.06.2014
Martyn
The Air Between Words
Less dubstep, more house. Dramlinke drifting and riven sceneries. »The Air Between Words«, Martijn Deykers’s third record, is best described by a certain indecisiveness.
Music Review | posted 14.01.2014
Synkro
Lost Here EP
Synkro is so much better than this record. We could have called him the sweet-talker of electronic music for quite some time – but now we have to.
Music Review | posted 07.10.2013
Mark Pritchard
Lock Off EP
Mark Pritchard continues to work on his Warp-trilogy by stylistically tying up the »Lock Off EP« to the first »Ghosts EP«.
Music Review | posted 27.06.2013
Mark Pritchard
Ghosts EP
On »Ghosts EP« Mark Pritchard presents his versatility – in the end, it’s hard to decide whether to worship this bragging or curse the virtuosity…
Music Review | posted 02.04.2013
James Blake
Overgrown
More than ever, James Blake is a person of public interest. With his new record, he escapes to introspection and creates his very own world of sound.
Music Review | posted 04.01.2013
Burial
Truant/Rough Sleeper
It’s been more than five years since »Untrue« came out. Since then, Burial has only released short pieces, but they’ve all been worth their money. »Truant / Rough Sleeper« is, too.
Music Review | posted 07.11.2012
Pangaea
Release
By using tight and clean production on his latest EP, Kevin McAuley has created the perfect DJ-tool for mass hysteria on the dancefloor!
Music Review | posted 22.08.2012
Submerse
They Always Come Back EP
Submerse has ordered his groovy, melody-filled arrangements to go on a diet. Now they sound like disdainful Dubtechno, solid, but without any climax.
Music Review | posted 09.07.2012
Cooly G
Playin' Me
Advanced minimalism: after quite a few short trips to the sound-carrier-business of Hyperdub, Cooly G has finally released her debut.
Music Review | posted 18.06.2012
Lorn
Ask The Dust
With his third record, Lorn is expanding his repertoire: under the steam roller of HipHop and industrial, something graceful has found its place. It’s a ride through hell with a happy ending.
Music Review | posted 08.05.2012
Burial
Kindred EP
With the »Kindred EP«, Burial is set for new horizons, but doesn’t leave »Untrue« too far behind. It’s a balancing act that could have hardly worked out better.
Music Review | posted 07.05.2012
DVA
Pretty Ugly
DVA adds Garage, Funk, Pop, Soul and other selected features to his Dubstep, while still sticking with his very own sound. However, the whole record lacks an arc of suspense.
Music Review | posted 26.04.2012
Bass Clef
Reeling Skullways
Bass Clef draws on the past: On his fifths album, acid lines, 808 claps and IDM-snyth-worlds are greeting the listener in absolute freshness at the doorstep.
Music Review | posted 23.04.2012
Untold
Change In A Dynamic Environment Pt. 1
The first part of Untolds trilogy »Change In A Dynamic Environment« redefines the musical mirror of our dynamic society.
Music Review | posted 04.04.2012
Scuba
Personality
Call it warmth or kitsch, lightness or clumsiness, straight-in-your-face or oldschool-banter – Scuba uses those ambivalences and plays them off against each other with great attention to detail.
Music Review | posted 11.01.2012
James Blake
Enough Thunder EP
2011 was the year of James Blake. At the end of that year, the Englishman added a little more fuel to the fire, giving us a glimpse of his talent, once again.
Music Review | posted 21.11.2011
Pinch & Shackleton
Pinch & Shackleton
On their new collab-album, the two Dubstep-Heavyweights lead the listeners into low-key, abstract and experimental sound-spheres.
Music Review | posted 04.07.2011
Zomby
Dedication
Melancholy, sorrow and aggression: all these things can be interpreted into the deep basses and playful synths of this impressive and very atmospheric album.
Music Review | posted 29.06.2011
SBTRKT
SBTRKT
On his debut, SBTRKT discovers driving rhythms and puts them into hypnotic and euphoric subjects. Together with the Singer Sampha, his sound has found its very own voice.
Music Review | posted 21.04.2011
Burial, Four Tet & Thom Yorke
Ego/Mirror
A sign of life after all the waiting: For__ Ego/Mirror__, Burial assembled Four Tet and Thom Yorke to create a truly brilliant 12inch.
Music Review | posted 20.03.2011
James Blake
James Blake
It is his courage that turns James Blake’s debut into an exceptional masterpiece and results in a great pop oeuvre rich of contrast.
Recent Articles
Music Review | posted 23.07.2020
Eiko Ishibashi
Hyakki Yagyō
On her first solo studio album in two years, »Hyakki Yagyō«, Eiko Ishibashi brings wonderfully wondrous sounds into flowing movements on two sound collages.
Music Interview | posted 14.10.2020
Makaya McCraven
»I'm excavating sounds«
Makaya McCraven is one of the most leading jazz musicians of these days. Not only his hometown Chicago, but the whole world seems to be inspired by the free approach to the jazz heritage in his music. We had the chance for an interview.
Music Portrait | posted 03.11.2020
Mort Garson
Music for plants and people
He was involved in over 900 songs and reached number 1 on the Billboard charts, but Mort Garson’s current fame is based on an encounter with Bob Moog, whom he persuaded to give him one of his synthesizers. A rediscovery.
Music Review | posted 24.06.2020
Biosphere
Dropsonde
The new edition of »Dropsonde« comes along with seven bonus tracks. The Norwegian producer Biosphere then radically reinterpreted an entire genre.
Music News | posted 09.07.2020
Logic System
Reissued: »Venus«
The album »Venus«, first released in 1981, by Hideki Matsutake alias Loi’gic System, who plays with the Yellow Magic Orchestra, is now being reissued via Wewantsounds. Exclusively at HHV Records in a limited edition.