seriously tho where is everyone… guess everyone’s messing about on social media instead. not gonna lie tho, there’s still a good amount of banter that goes on from time to time. I remember how the Commodo / Gantz / Kahn mini-LP got so much debate and discussion and hype, it was crazy how it basically the talk of the scene for a good couple months. It even got a lot of talk one year after it’s release. I also remember that bait tech house 12" that released on Keysound almost two years ago that really grinded everyones gears.
^^^ this tweet by Epoch describes a good amount of great tracks going about in dubstep rn. The Eva808 IMX 12" released last year, Chonk Mob, Samba’s latest 10" on System, they all have that old-school dusty hip hop feel. Commodo definitely had something to do with it lol.
The problem wiith dungeon years ago was that many producers who spearheaded that style were drum and bass producers who already knew a lot about production (i.e. Icicle, Kryptic Minds, SP:MC, Proxima). The copycats who followed through didn’t have the same amount of quality of production, and the scene got so saturated with growl-y tracks that sounded the same it stagnated. I cannot name a producer who has made a groovier dubstep track than SP:MC’s old 12"s on Tempa. Speaking of him, it’s funny how, even though he was a drum and bass head since the start of his music career, his first solo tracks was dubstep cause he believed he couldn’t make a drum and bass track without it sounding like something he’s already heard. He’s ended up making some of the most unique, ground-breaking dubstep tracks since.
IMO dubstep wouldn’t be the same without drum and bass.