I know I have been very lazy in keeping my monthly top tens up to date and I am not making up any excuses but, seriously I have been busy as a bumble bee. As for 2008 I must admit that I have really focused my time and energy on dubstep. I keep on hearing all my Jungalist buddies say that I have made a bad choice in deciding to play dubstep. 10 years ago all my friends said I was crazy to have stopped spinning hip hop and commit fully to drum n bass. I’m glad to say that I’ve proved that my friends wrong as dnb is loved and respected by peeps all over the world. Even still to this very day I’ve followed my heart and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve never been a mainstream person and, I honestly think when music genres go mainstream it tends to make things a bit boring…. well at least for me anyways. Don’t get me wrong I still love and continue to spin dnb but, honestly dubstep has been like a breath of fresh air amidst all the screechy bass line gloom. This top ten list is dictated by how many times I have pulled out the records from my box and put them on the turntable and also by the reaction that they have gotten from being played at Dubway.
Artist Track Label
1.Rusko Jahova Sub Soldiers
Nothing new about this tune as it was released last year in 2007 but, even still I have been caning this tune over and over. I don’t think it will ever leave my record box.
2.Benga The cut Tempa
I love this tune because it is on a whole different vibe compared to most dubstep tunes. The starts with a techy/funky vibe to it and, then rolls into a monsterous bass at the second drop.
3.Zombie Spliff dub remix
Brilliant vocal intro then drops into one of baddest skankiest bass lines I have ever heard this tune takes my number 3 spot.
4.F Phase one Se7en
I haven’t played this tune out as much as I wanted to as I think it would work best in a late night session. I ‘m still very excited about playing this at Dubway.
5.Deville Rumble Senseless
I wouldn’t classify this as being a typical dubstep tune. It is definitely a tune that has been caned over and over by me at Dubway.
6.Youthman Bombs over Baghdad Bionic Beats
This is the only dubstep that I have ever been given as a demo before it was signed. I love it now just as much as I loved it then, I even went out and bought the vynil when it was released. Top notch old school amen programing and some seriously bass lines make this tune a dancefloor monster. Not for the weak at heart thats for sure.
7.501 Get Back Verilo
Excellent jump up style dubstep and also one of the sickest basslines that you can hear at Dubway. Gets rewinds all the time ….. huge track this one!
8.Stenchman Signs Heavy load
Soca style drums mixed with one of the hypest bass line’s that will rock any party. I always play it in the beginning of the night and it always gets the dancefloor going.
9.Conquest Forever Dub Police
One of the great things about dubstep is that it is so diverse. I also like the fact that you can’t pin point one particular sound, every release is fresh and exciting. Forever is a dubby/housey track with such a funky vibe to it. I would recomend anyone with an appeciation for quality electronic music to buy this tune. It is definitely one of my all time fav’s
10.Skream Skreamizm Vol5 Tempa
Because of the protests that they were having at savanubhumi airport in bangkok this record took ages to arrive. I think because of all flights into bangkok were shut down the record was sitting somewhere in some cold dark stank mailroom. By the time it got to me it was warped. I’m trying to flatten the edges out now, but it will probobly take a while. Since then I have bought new one. So I’ve got two copies now.