75. Crooks & Lovers by Mount Kimbie
After last year announced dubstep’s arrival on to the mainstream music scene via a succession of remixes and breakout DJ/producers, 2010 followed through with a veritable cavalcade of releases from various outfits, one of the most impressive being this tight little set from a couple of musicians hailing from Brighton. All of the genre’s darker elements as well as its most ambient can be found on ample display here, but Kimbie aren’t one-trick ponies; dovetailing between two-step garage, rustling electronica and filtered-through-a-k-hole jungle, they’ve provided a handsome calling card that should see their profile rise once they hit the road next year. A fine, promising debut.