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
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
The Noise in the Woods
Respected by the whole scene, including a catalog of releases on labels such as Planet Î¼, 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
»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
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
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
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
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
On »Nothing«, Kode9 is targeting the absence of humans. Paradoxically, the record is quite a lively matter.
Music − Review | posted 13.06.2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It is his courage that turns James Blake’s debut into an exceptional masterpiece and results in a great pop oeuvre rich of contrast.
Music − News | posted 17.09.2021
Ross From Friends
Green Vinyl Edition: »Tread«
On November 5, 2021, the new album »Tread« by Ross From Friends will be released on Brainfeeder. Exclusively on HHV Records, there will be a limited green vinyl edition.
Music − List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-year Vinyl Review 2021
Top 20 Books
From the ultimate 2Pac oral history to a re-reading of Daft Punk’s legacy and the B-sides of music history, these books shaped a year whose first half gave us plenty of reading time.
Music − News | posted 20.09.2021
Now on Vinyl: »Pandemie und Freunde«
Tracks against stress: Our HHV Label now releases the EP »Pandemie & Freunde« by Stuttgart based beat smith Dexter in a limited edition of 500 copies on vinyl.
Music − List | posted 01.12.2021
End-of-year review 2021
Top 50 Reissues
Another year goes by, another list of visions of futures that have yet to become reality is being published. These 50 records from the past dreamed the loudest of a better tomorrow.
Music − Review | posted 28.10.2021
Quantic & Nidia Góngora
Eight years after a joint EP, Nidia Góngora and Quantic intensify their collaboration with the album »Almas Conctadas«.