As the clamour of generic, derivative, and largely uninspired dubstep becomes ever more deafening, producers with one foot firmly in the real roots of dubstep - experimentalism and minimalism - are too often struggling to have their voices heard. SUBS' productions, often sparse, subtle, stripped bare, could rarely be coined "dance music". Instead the emphasis lies in preserving the lush texture of the production, in the exploration of frequency, in the delicate development of vocal and instrumental players.
SUBS is also a varied producer, and takes on disparate influences ranging from roots, reggae and West African rhythms through to more homegrown UK influences both within and without the dubstep scene. Some experiments are more successful than others, and it is in this spirit that the music evolves. His seminal productions featuring Bunty - here credited as Kassia - are near immaculate. There is a real statement of intent here, and one which demands to be heard.
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