Dubstep music over the last five years has been such an exciting, interesting scene to watch develop, both from within the scene and from the outside. Watching both the continuiation and re-establishment of the oldschool heads with a flurry of new releases and more recently incepted record labels, in combination with the explosion of exciting new faces has been nothing but a joy to both watch and commentate on. Today we are going to be taking a look at one of the labels that really held down that transitional period, that of course being the fabulous Duploc imprint, who just so happen to have recruited the vibrant new school sounds of Hebbe, alongside the veteran techniques of J:Kenzo for a blistering new steppers heaven.
Now for us, Hebbe has been one of the most outstanding newcomers to emerge across this new wave of dubstep artists. His unique take on the sound involves influences from so many different corners of the globe, often layering in Eastern European and Asian melodic structures atop a masterful fusion of organic drums and silky bass tones. He kick starts this thrilling thee tracker with ‘Up Town Dub’, which for Hebbe, is a suprisingly minimal take on the more broken-beat, LFO-lead OG dubstep sound. We are greeted by a violent array of marauding sub warbles and unpredictable percussive twists, giving us one of heck of an intro.
On the flip, we find ourselves diving down a much more systemized avenue as ‘RSNT’ delivers a sub-punch to bust up any subwoofer. The gnarliness of the low ended bass pulses, in combination with the scattered, scuttling percussive licks above give this one a seriously creepy feel. To round off, we gladly welcome the ever-dependable steppers tekkers of b, who takes the madness of ‘Up Town Dub‘ and reworks it into a more subtle, dubwise influenced roller, giving a wicked final dash of finesse to an already potent EP project.
All three tracks are certified slaps, which you can check out via our friends at JunoDownload on the link below: