Remember Caspa & Rusko? Two of the main instigators of the entire dubstep sound? Well, the former's back after a lengthy session MIA, and it sounds like he hasn't changed a bit since the golden days back in 05-08. That's not to say that this year isn't fresh - it's amazing - but we mean that it's the illest, most purest form of the genre that you're gonna get nowadays. Granted, "Deja Vu" does mess up the beats considerably, and there is something unheard about it, but that wobbling cascade of bass is vey much of the vintage sort - all greezy and up for causing a ruckus! Yes, Caspa!
It's already been one year since JD Reid debuted on London's big and bad Rinse label, and his last appearance was fundamental in redefining this crew's status as unmatched grime and hip-hop innovators of the UK scene. Let's face it, Rinse put out some killer 4/4 these days, but they're true craft is in grime space, such as with this badboy of a tune called "Explicit", which features 808INK on dem vocal rhymes. The secret's in the groove, though, a loose and beat-heavy mass of bass and dread. Ya dun' kno'!