Katy B's debut album On A Mission has received great praise for "bringing dubstep to the mainstream" but when you pick this album up for a listen, what follows is Katy B pretty much carving out her own genre and creating a new sound as it's somewhere in between.
The singles "On a Mission" and "Lights Out" have received lots of airplay and it's easy to see why, with infectiously catchy vocals and solid dubstep-inspired electro-beats there is little not to like. Whether you're getting ready to head out, dancing your head off already or simply tapping your toes on the bus, Katy B's stylings are more than suitable. She has an incredible voice and really can sing, choosing to leave her voice single-tracked in some places and never hiding behind post-processing electrified vocals like so many other chart artists today.
But it's not all aggressive 'grimy' electronic dub step, a couple of the tracks such as "Go Away" & "Easy Please Me" have underground-inspired beats but are actually a lot more melancholy than the genre usually allows and this is really refreshing and innovative.
An impressive debut album, highly recommended and I look forward to more from Katy B!!