Just a quick post to point you to this flawless mix by Bristol’s dubstep Don, aka Pinch, to demonstrate why i still find these sounds deep, interesting like the first day they were released. I’m interested in a lot of different music from all ages, but if there’s one constant to be found, when i buy records i’m always on the hunt for music that doesn’t age. And i’m pretty good at that, so you got to believe me when i tell you this is the case. Nowadays the term “dubstep” includes a lot of bullshit music, so it seems fair to set the record straight. Check all the releases from his label, Tectonic, a bass music cornerstone.
Wise words from the man:
Pinch:::: With dubstep having trail-blazed across the globe and becoming a household term in the last few years – I feel it’s a good time to take a breath, look back and check where all this came from originally. I’ve just released a compilation of older tracks/ rarities of my own (Pinch: Missing In Action, out on Tectonic), predominantly from that earlier period of dubstep and I’ve been revisiting that vibe and flavour myself in the hope that it can bring inspiration for new wave of UK dark rave music in the lineage of hardcore-jungle-garage-grime-dubstep to come and take it’s place. It’s about time. In the spirit of the era this mix is 100% vinyl – and all tracks are from around 2003-2007. I did it in one take and over 80 mins and I couldn’t have began to fit a mere fracture of all the important tracks in from that period – so I went for a loose approach, grabbing tunes from a pile and selecting as the mix unfolded. It is in no way a comprehensive best-of-that-era mix or anything like that. There are also lots of ‘ropey’ mix moments in there – but if anything – it makes for a more authentic ‘old skool dubstep’ experience. I hope you can put up with the mistakes and focus on the good bits instead!
Download it here!