Bringing the omnipresent rumble and thunder of dubstep to South London and the Fabriclive series, Caspa and Rusko shake up the dancefloor with genre classics, dubplates and white labels. Fabric 37 pounds with a serious jump-up mandate, and Matty G’s 50,000 Watts and Coki’s Sponge Bob, of course, make the cut as well as a solid selection of Caspa and Rusko’s own Dub Police and Sub Solider tracks. The mix is bound to have dubstep fans raising their lighters while initiating newcomers into the best of the underground’s it child. The woofing bass is, of course, relentless, but Caspa and Rusko aren’t afraid to switch it up a bit. Bending their basslines and tempos into garage and drum and bass and throwing in the occasional melodic element amongst the bad boy samples, tempos do rise above 103 bpm on occasion, bringing a refreshing dynamism to dubstep’s normally head-nodding monotony.
Fabric Records –
by Romina Wendell (first published in Exclaim)