considering see him play out the new album 500 on Friday night
now that I’ve read
Talk us through the intentions with the new album; you’ve spoken about it being “music to fill basements” instead of stadiums. Do you feel like dubstep has really had its moment (if not a little too long) in pop culture now?
It was never intended for pop culture in the first place, I thought it was maybe a good thing at first, but in hindsight it was probably the worst thing that could’ve happened to the genre. The reason why I say this, is because there was no control over the quality of the music that was labelled Dubstep during that period and the people that were making ‘chart Dubstep’ had no real connection to the scene. For them it was just a ‘payday’ and now they’ve jumped onto the next bandwagon and left all the true artists and labels to pick up the pieces. Don’t get me wrong I like to play festivals and big shows, but Dubstep is at its best in small clubs and basements with big sound systems.
What’s the 500 title all about?
It’s a vision and a feeling of what Dubstep used to be when it first started. 200-500 capacity clubs, we used to press 500 white labels, so I wanted something that was significant to me but that made people wonder what it might mean. On the flip to that I wanted to make an album that sounded like a soundtrack to a movie and in the process I took influences from 28 days later, 300, Sin City and films like that. It was about going back to the heart of what I do and what I know best – maybe something I should’ve been doing this whole time because that’s where I feel most comfortable, but as they say – nothing before it’s time.
I might leave listening to the album until I’ve heard it played out on a system.
He played here on the weekend. Apparently the reception wasn’t the warmest.
I guess that could be a positive considering the crowd were a bunch of under 20s pinged off their faces.
Saw him play at Glastonbury, outside of skream-rutten it went from not bad into bro ropeynes pretty fast
I like his concept about small clubs, but is that really compatible with making soundtracks (who dances to a soundtrack)?
His new album is disappointing, but better than his last,
though I haven’t heard it on a proper sound system.
I didn’t have to go & get sweaty amongst disappointed bros
because he did a mix for Garage Pressure two hours before his set @ the Laundry.
No bro…started with aggy sounds, chainsaw, tear-out, hard wobble
but made a transition to proppa with mixes of Coki wobble & Kenzo’s Rotek
and ended with half-time dnb
I thought it was a great statement of intent (hopefully)
and showed the way for healing the schism.
this will always be tunage
This is rather sick
Kenzo was playing this regularly in his shows. Did not know it was Caspa.
Think the only track i ever liked by Caspa was his remix of Moments In Love
Have you literally posted the same tune twice lol
welp now that i scroll up to 18 months ago, yep apparently i have
At least they’re two different videos of the same tune
quiet storm breaky sets tho <3
back when there was breaks
edit; if its anything I miss in dubstep today its ppl who dare (to try different) and breaks lol
was listening to a 2005 quiet storm one with distance yesterday, for the kids and rubber chicken got dropped, dope set
This has always been a percy
swear down i found it on the old forum
i think wub had a thread of old early doors 140 mixes
that or ultra might have upped
have a look and if u can’t find i can send it over, it’s not the maddest breakstep 1 i’ve ever heard and the qualities a bit shit so u get a bit more snare and hat than bass