Originating from Toronto, duo Zeds Dead used to spend hours making old-school hip hop beats in their parent’s garage. Ten years on from their first album Fresh Beets, they have replaced hip-hop with bass-heavy sounds.
The Canadian dubstep producer and DJ has remixed tracks for artists including Wu-Tang Clan, Coldplay, MGMT and Lil Wayne, as well as earning a loyal fan base who can’t get enough of his industrial spin on bass music and hectic live performances.
Like the fabled continent from which he takes his name, Pangaea puts forth an amalgamation of sounds to create something solid and other wordly.
Rudi Zygadlo: ‘Inaccurate musical descriptors aren’t necessarily a problem unless they are derogatory’
Glaswegian producer Rudi Zygaldo was studying Eastern European Literature before swapping the books for a new life of beats. And what beats they are!
Bristol duo, Koan Sound bring a truckload of crunked-up bass to the forefront of today’s diverse playing field. The likes of Skrillex has already shown interest and rightfully so. They discuss favourite venues, memories of the 80s and the Bristol scene.
YouTube channel UKF is considered to be one of the most important outlets for both dubstep and drum’n'bass, with head honcho Luke Hood becoming a very important part of the music world himself. Luke has never taken part in an interview up until now – here’s what he had to say about his meteoric rise and the various aspects of his life that have changed since he started UKF.
The choice of music at FWD’s 11th birthday, set in a basement off Brick Lane on a viscous August night, reflects the inclusivity of the modern ‘bass music’.
Urban guru and mainstay Radio 1 DJ, Mistajam, has been pushing the artful sounds of dubstep and the like to a mainstream audience for some years now. Here, he talks about his collaboration with Snoop Dogg, the possibility of a US grime breakthrough and his personal imprint, Speakerbox.
Whisking the listener through a vast myriad of musical influences comes D&B/dubstep duo, Delta Heavy, who have impressed many with their unshackled take on bass music. Here they talk about pet hates, stop motion videos and rabbit hole imagery.
In recent times, live shows have become more commonplace within the world of electronic music – as things continue to evolve and move forward, artists have been seeking out new ways to perform their music. Dubstep superstar Benga catches up with Marcus Barnes as he prepares for his debut live show in Camden.
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