After smashing the dance with these tunes for all summer, we are proud to finally release this new EP from grime and dubstep legend Plastician. One of the founding fathers of UK bass, Plastician holds down his own Terrorhythm label and one of the most popular shows on Rinse.FM, as well as being a highly sought-after DJ around the world. He was one of our first guests ever at the Trouble & Bass parties and is a long time friend who has created classics including “Intensive Snare” “Cha” and “Japan.”
This massive 7-track EP kicks off with “Bad Like Us” (and its instrumental version, “Retro”). First appearing on our Christmas compilation in 2011 and featured on the Get Darker compilation “This is Dubstep 2011”, this track gets reworked with a terrific vocal by London MC Doctor, who goes mental over an infectious grime beat slapped up with tons of old-skool rave vibes. Instant rewind, trusssss! Plastician also teams up with Doctor for the smoky foundation dubstep of “Rebel Music,” which features serious ragga chat over deep beats and bass that will have you reaching for the chalice. A must for reggae heads!
The rest of the EP is devoted to mysterious and minimal instrumental grime numbers that have been thoroughly tested on the dance floor. “Elixir” is an MC favorite thatʼs often been played on Plasticianʼs radio show—a haunted and squelchy melody laid atop skanking reggae flavors and hiccupping percussion. Deadweight handclaps and a videogame feel outdo the competition on the seriously heavy “Pwned,” while “Senate” ends this match with a roundhouse kick of wistful grime strings over a deep drums and bass. Donʼt sleep!
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