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Dubstep Recommendations : 2010 : Part I

Posted in General News on June 1, 2010 by joeki2000

Well, we’ve reached June and as I’m extremely busy in June, I will break down the first half of 2010 in dubstep for you with some excellent recommendations for you just a little bit early.

To put it simply, anything on this list should be in your discography after you’ve read this post!
Here we go, in alphabetical order (and I’ve also added a top 10 at the bottom!)

The best of dubstep (and related) of 2010, Part I :

  • Addison Groove – Footcrab / Dumbshit ( swamp 81 )
  • Benga – Phaze One ( tempa )
  • Breakage – Foundation ( digital soundboy )
  • Clubroot – II : MMX (double CD edition)  ( lo-dubs )
  • Dark Sky – Something to Lose / Ghost Notes ( black acre )
  • Dead Fader – Corrupt My Examiner ( 3 by 3 )
  • Distance – Menace / Beyond ( chestplate )
  • DJG – Avoid the Noid / Duality ( pushing red )
  • DJ Madd – Flex’d (ikonika rmx) / Detroit Skank ( boka recordings )
  • Egyptrixx – The Only Way Up EP ( night slugs )
  • El-B – The Dirty EP ( night audio )
  • F – Energy Distortion (7even )
  • Guido – Anidea ( punch drunk )
  • Headhunter & Djunya – El Presidente ( surefire sounds )
  • Instra:Mental – Let’s Talk / Vicodin ( naked lunch )
  • iTAL tEK – Spectrum Falls / Giga ( atom river )
  • Jack Sparrow – Terminal / Torment ( tectonic )
  • Jakes & Giant – Scanners / Drumstick VIP ( h.e.n.c.h. )
  • Jakes & Mensah – Rhythm / Pulse 80’ies ( h.e.n.c.h. )
  • Joker – Tron ( Kapsize )
  • Kavsrave – Quotes EP ( numbers )
  • Kryptic Minds & Youngsta – Cold Blooded / Surge ( osiris music )
  • Kuedo – Dream Sequence EP ( Planet Mu )
  • Scuba – You Got Me / So You Think You’re Special ( hotflush )
  • Sepalcure – Love Pressure EP ( hotflush )
  • Swarms – Swarms EP ( subdepth )
  • T++ – Wireless EP ( honest jons )
  • Truth – Burglar / Dead Silence ( aquatic labs )
  • VA – Deep Medi Music Volume I & II ( deep medi musik )
  • Vex’d – Cloud Seed ( planet mu )
  • Von D & DJ Madd – U / It’s Over ( boka recordings )
  • XI – Atomspheric Pressure EP ( surface tension )

Artist wise, we see Jakes,  DJ Madd and Jamie Vex’d make two appearances so they’ve had a good and consistent year so far. Headhunter has been probably the best name so far (he’s also the man behind Addison Groove). He’s also got some mad tunes forthcoming on Orca, Pushing Red etc.  .
I’ve made a very varied list :

  • There’s obviously going to be dance floor bangers ( Jakes, Joker, Benga, Breakage…).
  • There’s also room for the dark skankers ( Distance, Truth, Kryptic Minds, Jack Sparrow…).
  • The deeper department is also represented (DJ Madd, Swarms, Clubroot, iTal tEK, DJG…).
  • Can’t forget about the funky styles… (Dark Sky, Egyptrixx, Kuedo, Guido…)
  • Techno/dub cross-over I adore too (Scuba, T++, F…)
  • Got to have some old skool too ( El-B,  Deep Medi Musik…)
  • And of course experimental as well (Addison Groove, Dead Fader, Sepalcure, Instra:M…)

If I was to make a provisional top 10, then this would be it

  1. Clubroot –  II : MMX
  2. VA – Deep Medi Musik Volume I & II
  3. DJG – Avoid the Noid / Duality
  4. XI – Atomspheric Pressure
  5. iTAL tEK – Spectrum Falls / Giga
  6. Distance – Menace / Beyond
  7. T++ – Wireless EP
  8. Jakes & Giant – Scanners / Drumstick VIP
  9. Von D & DJ Madd – U / It’s Over
  10. Vex’d – Cloud Seed

That was it, hope this was usefull to you, get those 10 releases at least, you won’t be dissapointed!
(Note that the Clubroot II :  MMX double Cd edition is sold out so good luck with that!)

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