It is now into double figures of this milennium, meaning that Dubstep is almost a decade old. It’s time to look at who is pushing the genre to its limits with high production quality, original ideas and internal-organ-destroying basslines.
It’s the top 5 Dubstep producers here in 2010…
Sub-Destroyer of choice: Act Like You Know (Dubstep mix)
Their myspace “sounds like” section sums it up nicely: “Classically trained musicians writing f***ing horrible music”. They love their vocal repetition and they love their buildups. Ocassionaly you’ll catch a bit of a melody in the drops too, which makes them seriously catchy.
4. Liquid Stranger
Sub-Destroyer of choice: GOTO80 Breakfast remix
A distinctive blend of dirty bass with… even dirtier bass. This is one of those producers that knows how to work dark atmospheres and regularly writes things that wouldn’t sound out of place in hell.
In a good way.
3. Mt Eden
Sub-Destroyer of choice: Beautiful Lies
Gorgeous Dubstep. Like being in a rainforest clearing with a waterfall running into a stream, a rainbow in the distance, birds chirping and an earthquake vibrating it in a non-destructive manner somehow. It just has to be listened to. Proves that the power of Dubstep can be used for good as well as evil.
Sub-Destroyer of choice: Swagga (with Datsik)
This is what Dubstep from outer space would sound like. Positively monolithic basslines and immense beats. Sounds like a spaceship is transforming into something that eats planets. A spaceship with a modulating filter cutoff.
Sub-Destroyer of choice: Firepower
Insane production quality that show off some brilliantly dirty basslines describes this Canadian Dubstep producer. Unrelenting assaults from more bass synths than you can mentally process turn Datsik’s drops into something seriously special.