on 31 March 2011
The Dubstep Allstars series has become a benchmark for the deeper side of things Dubstep and this double CD is a good example of why this is.
The two DJs Tempa invited to compile and mix these selections are originators and at the forefront of the genre. DJ Hatcha had a hand at the very birth of Dubstep through his association with seminal club night FWD>> and early scene hub Big Apple Records; Youngsta grew up within Dubstep and promotes this sound to this day through his Rinse FM show and his A&R work for Tempa. For both DJs this is their second outing in the series.
Overall the style of music in these mixes is bass heavy, stripped back Dubstep with halfstep drums and much use of reverb and effects; there are nuances in the DJ's selection though- Hatcha brings a whole tranche of Benga dubplates and cuts from Skream, Coki and Kromestar creating an edgy, funky mix. Youngsta draws from Loefah, D1, Headhunter and Mala to produce a minimal, haunted sound.
I thoroughly recommend this double CD both for those just discovering this style of music and for those who already have some experience, although this album is now several years old it remains a quality production and an album that I still play on a regular basis.
on 15 February 2007
Very Nice Music. Slow and bassy. Atmospheric.
The limited number of producers featured put me off buying Dubstep Allstars for a while. However I am pleasently suprised, as even though it seems that Skream and a few others are being placed on a pedestal and almost single handedly representing Dubstep, the variety on this album is great.
The dark, bassy tracks display the 2step/grime roots of the music. Incorporated with a real dub feel, using themes, echo, fanfares, ect.
We need more Dubstep...
on 11 June 2011
Both mixes are great! Youngsta's mix feels colder, darker compared to hatcha's warmer, more dubby mix. Both vibes work well though, these two DJ's are two of the best in the game today. Buy this, you won't regret it! If your lookin for something seriously dark and grimey, go for the Rinse 14 cd mixed by youngsta, it shows an even darker side to the youngsta we see on this cd
on 2 December 2013
I like this miles better than the vol. 5 this is what I would class as real dub step, not all the skrilex transformers &^*%. If you have a HI-FI system get it now! If not you will not get the same experience with headphones, or general pc speakers. Even my pc subwoofer does not produce anywhere near what it sounds like on a hifi