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04 Apr 11
22 Apr 13
Played by: Variations
Review: Having helped firm up the foundations for dubstep as we know it today, there's been a lot of speculation surrounding Caspa's new album since he first announced it last year. No pressure, then! Luckily it's good news all round: across the 15 tracks he's developed his trademark dubstep swagger AND taken trips down various other creative paths to keep both himself and the listener interested. Examples of the latter include the utterly mental "Techno Terry", the industrial strength future hip-hop ("Ghost Town" and "On It") and the piano-soaked rave-up "Reach For The Sky". Showcasing unparalleled potential in a post-dubstep landscape, Caspa's nailed this 'tricky' second album with deft precision.
03 Jul 11
Review: Dub Police lynchpin Caspa makes an early bid for "certified carnival anthem" with the soca leaning ravestep of "Fulham 2 Waterloo". One massive rave horn gets twisted around a concrete heavy half step rhythm that's poised like a sonic boom to the guts. It's essentially an exercise in the art of builds and drops - the track is shameless in its intentions to make you dance and as such is probably Caspa's best production in a long time. Be sure to check the Roska and Emalkay remixes too! Up next, "Bang Bang" is probably titled so because of the explosive nature of the drum programming - expect evil strains of mid range wobble to cut you in half.
22 Apr 13
Review: The third single to come from his brand new album (following "War" last year and "Sexy Beast" a month back), "Setting Sun" shows Caspa at his most melodic and diverse. Laden with the most emotional strings and synths possible, both the vocal and instrumental are the biggest 'lighters up' anthems the Croydon lad's ever created. The remixes are equally engaging: Antiserum and Mayhem trip the trap fantastic while Breakage dubs us out with a sexy, low-swung swinger. Massive.
26 Nov 12
Review: Ooof! Just in case you missed its outing on big league label Positiva earlier this year, Caspa's now serving up this bass behemoth on his own Dub Police joint. Sweaty mosh vibes abound as Caspa rattles a dramatic halfstep to the instruction of chugging guitars and Flint's demonic delivery. The remix war cabinet is just as ruthless. Hazard harks back with a retro fusion of jump-up and early Virus, Subscape gets plain evil (with just a smidgeon of anthemic) and Nari and Milani take things truly into battle. Watch out of the sirens.
10 Dec 12
Review: Just as the dust has settled from Dub Police's re-release of Caspa and Keith Flint's "War", the dubstep baron serves something entirely new and refreshing. Taking lead from the Kid Cudi style of electronic-fuelled hip-hop, Caspa's subdued beats bleep with eerie melancholy as Atlanta's Mighty High Coup get lively over the top. Remix-wise it's a roadblock; Dirty Dog unleashed the mean halfstep swagger, TC looks to early Compton hip-hop for sleazy inspiration, Dismantle opt for more of a trap/B-more bash attack and Oscar Luweez flip the switch with a piano-laced number that's got Ibiza 2013 tattooed all over it. Go on... Get "On It"!
01 Feb 10
Played by: Boj Lucki (Mir Crew), Sharkslayer, Rene Ablaze, Bam Bam Dealers, Juno Recommends Dubstep, Mary Ann Hobbs, Caspa, Kashii
Review: Dub Police once again proves it's at the top of the game with the return of D1. Having spent much of the time since 2008's praised V3 album, D1 htripping jungle beats and pounding sub bass, this is post-apocalyptic rave dubstep from its master.as been lingering in the shadows. Now he returns with his high energy "Jus Business." Complete with dark rave stabs,
07 Mar 11
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07 Nov 11
Review: Having headed up the My Style mix and compilation before, Dub Police label boss hands the reigns over to D1, who provides us with a run down of what's hot in dubstep in 2011. Picking out some runaway classics of the year - cuts such as Redlight's enormous "Source 16" with its thunderous, elastic band bassline and booty shaking appeal, Caspa's ode to the underground "Fulham 2 Waterloo" and the bleepy, synth soaring "Turn Me On" from Subscape, which draws the album to a close - alongside some of his own material, it's an on point selection. Listen to the continuous DJ mix for an all round experience.
05 Nov 12
Review: Badman material right here as Dirty Dog makes his debut on Dub Police and does so with a mighty four track punch. Clearly taking notes from the "Cockney Thug" era, each of these cuts wallops with outstanding energy and sonic clout. "Selecta" utilises a well known vocal with real craft as it loops wildly over the build. The Mistajam endorsed "Murda" is a similar flavour with that infectious distinct jump-up vibe. Things get really interesting, though, when we hit "Insidious"; what appears to be a floaty, lighters-up moment soon spirals into a guttural bass funk jam which then flips to a nifty upbeat breakbeat finale. We've said it before and we'll say it again... Badman!
28 Jun 10
Review: For all fans and felons of Caspa's Dub Police, this release from the up and coming dubstepper du jour, Doctor P and the ludicrously named, ludicrous by nature, Trolley Snatcha, will cause some serious riots on dancefloors up and down the country. "Badman Sound" does exactly what it says on the tin - warped b-lines, strangling synths and a frenzy of wobbles and whomping riddims are thrown about with reckless abandon. But it's "Slow Down" which gradually emerges as the unsung hero of this release - rough, rollicking rowdiness is the name of the game here, with cheeky jig-like strings to add a little more humour to the mix and liven it up a treat for a bit of the old ultraviolence.
20 Dec 10
09 May 11
Played by: Andy H, Afghan Headspin, The Others, Juno Recommends Dubstep, Rob Sparx, Star Eyes, Mooqee, Cut & Run, Rebelbass (Hum Fi Dub), Djs: Most Charted - Dubstep
Review: The highly anticipated and much praised album by Emalkay finally hits the shelves and marks the release of the first full length LP on Dub Police. Weaving the Jungle-drenched sounds of cuts like "Crusader" together with ubiquitous synth-soaring UKF anthems such as "When I Look At You", Emalkay shows himself to be a master craftsman, expertly adept at bringing different sounds together. Elsewhere, heavy dubstep bangers like opener "Fabrication" or "Metropolis" sit side by side with funky, reggae tinged collab with Rod Azlan - "Flesh Bone" or the vocal led "The World" (feat. Lena Cullen). An essential purchase.
30 Mar 11
Review: Emalkay's pummelling "Fabrication" has been a staple of the Dub Police family's DJ sets for a hot minute now and Caspa's label finally relent and give the track the twelve inch release it deserves. Commencing in the soft atmospherics of a gentle vocal coo, it' not soon before Emalkay brings through the bass and all chaos breaks loose. Stripping back the percussive leanings to just a skeletal stepping rhythm, the all encompassing bass is left free to terrorise -something done with gleeful aplomb. Flipside excursion "Massive" lives up to its name, shifting up the mid range pressure way past eleven with a panned bassline filled with jagged menace acquiring a crazed edge as the track rumbles on.
11 Jul 11
Review: A much-rinsed release on the dubstep circuit, Emalkay's latest offering on Caspa's Dub Police label sees the maestro team up with vocalist Lena Cullen for a superb uplifting, bass-heavy beauty. Taken from his recently released album "Eclipse", the original is a perfectly balanced mix of snapping snares, tense atmospherics, sonorous vocals and enormous bass weight. Trolley Snatcha transforms it into a rambunctious dancefloor nugget, whilst Mr Mageeka adds a funky, late night groove for the hipsters and Subtitles boss Teebee ups the tempo for his pumping, darkside D&B version. "Transpose" wraps things up with a Doctor P style attack of screeching synths. Huge.
27 Feb 12
Played by: Zetek, DJ Stex, Juno Recommends Breakbeat, Juno Recommends Drum & Bass, Juno Recommends Dubstep, Juno Recommends Electro House, Jack Stat, DJ Twister Aka Vinyl Cat, Rebelbass (Hum Fi Dub), Djs: Most Charted - Dubstep, Fed Conti, Cotti - Sumtingnew, Ez Icarus D&b
Review: Emalkay, the unsung hero of the Dub Police clan, gets his immense "Flesh & Bone" remixed by The Others and Dismantle. Bringing his unique jungle-tinged influence to the rowdy dubstep that the label is famed for, Emalkay succeeds in making a bass anthem with pounding bass, driving synths and swaggering drums, underpinned the compelling vocal narrating the "riot zone...flesh and bone". As expected The Others tear it up into a synth-distorted dubstep smasher, whilst changes the tempo and turns it into a fun and funky 4/4 cut with whooping synth pips and plenty of style. Utterly essential.
21 Feb 11
Review: Newly ensconced down south in Auckland, Magik Johnson launches his new Neat Music imprint in a dust off with those twisted sisters from New Zealand known as MayaVanya. Echoing the current clubbing climate, "Don't Need No One" is an infectious post UK F rattler, chopping up diwali style handclap beats over layered bass undulations. Add vocals from Silva MC and Rugged Techniques and it's a perfect match. Johnson dons his Magik J alias for a rerub that transforms the track into Dirtybird territory whilst Nightshifters stalwart Rob Threezy adds his own futuristic Chi Town club angle to proceedings. Watch out for those hoover bass washes!
12 Dec 11
Played by: Gee
Review: The ever reliable veteran dubstep label Dub Police continue to go from strength to strength as they reach their 64th release. Hailing from Tallinn, Estonia, KGB is making his debut for the label and lead track "Meat" pulls no punches with its slamming beats and speaker shattering bass frequencies. This is dubstep for the headstrong crew and no mistake. "Ultra Skank" as caned by Caspa builds up the tension before a sledgehammer drop which is nastier than sniffing your Gran's knickers. On "I Just Wanna Love You" KGB switches things up with rolling breakbeats, lashings of strings and a proper vocal.
14 Jun 10
Review: After recently hooking up with Dub Police head honcho Caspa, Matthew Gonsalves, aka Matty G, has now officially joined the Dub Police platoon. As such, we will now see much more of the US dubstep scene's pioneer as he will bring his unique brand of hip-hop inspired 808 workouts to the UK on more regular basis. As its title suggests, "My 808" is one such offering, layering his tough, angst ridden vocal over sweltering bass and crunchy beats. On the flip, "Turf W*rz" (Version 2) follows on from his debut LP, Take You Back, merging his sub sonic, deep bass murmurings with elements of funk, reggae and jungle into a 140bpm template.
14 Nov 11
Review: Dubstep talent Matty G steps up for a solid-as-steel release on Caspa's legendary Dub Police imprint. Thudding kicks, rousing horns and musical synth lines are the order of the day in powerful mover "Back To The Bay", while his remix of Subscape's more aggressive low lung "Screw Up" ups the piercing screech factor by ten. "Ooohh Baby" serves to restore the balance with lilting rhythms, whilst "True Soul" provides a murkier, moodier undercurrent and concluding "Caetano" brings it all together with murmuring synths, tense instrumentals and a dubbed out soundscape. Delicious!
25 Jun 12
Review: Mydas steps up with a bass-busting four-track venture on Caspa's renowned and revered Dub Police imprint. Kicking the EP off with "What I Do", the man like Mydas pairs a yearning vocal and swooning synth work with stomping beats and swathes of smacking, labored bass in a glorious juxtaposition of sounds. Next up, "Fall" goes yet deeper into the dubstep canon with twinkling melodies and hoover bassline, whilst "If I Ever" adds another dose of musical mischief with catchy bleepy hook and punchy snares. Antiserum and 12th Planet's remix of Mydas' "Purple & Gold" brings the EP to a beautiful and poignant, purple wow influenced, synth-laden close.
18 Feb 13
Played by: Variations
Review: Fresh to Caspa's Dub Police since the dubstep transfer window earlier this year, Russian rebel Oiki takes the label's remit to some new exciting bass pastures across this mighty five-tracker. "Get it Now" starts as an airwave-friendly bliss-out before the tremendous drop makes itself known. "Groove", meanwhile, offers a sleazy-but-deep trap blend. "Human Traffic" sees him ride bareback on 808 breakbeats lassoing a bleep riff like some dubstep cowboy while "Business" ends with a savage 4/4 power-packed electro punch. "Get It Now"? Yes, quite!
26 Jan 09
26 Nov 12
Review: It's catch up time! If you missed any of Subby's last four one-track smashers since the summer, now's the time to invest as he's loving consolidated them onto one delectable dish. "Kick The Flow" is, quite possibly, one of his most electrifying tunes to date; oozing spirit and theatrics from every stab, it's monstrous but cute with it. "A Lot To Learn" shows a deeper, more sensitive side to the Subster as its synth twinkle atop the shuffling nouveau garage beats. "Graveyard Shift" is more of a psychedelic narrative and "High Grade" finishes the package with an outrageous screaming shock-out.
08 Oct 12
Review: A single track release here from Subscape on Caspa's Dub Police imprint. The man like Subscape gets low in the melancholy fervor of "Graveyeard Shift". The track begins with a somber intro punctuated by a low, thumping drum kick and mournful instrumentals. Falling into the drop and we are treated to the kind of dancefloor rinse out we have come to expect from the Dub Police camp. Think soaring Flux Pavillion style synths and cheery melodies and thudding bass, with a more understated tone and you're almost there. Definitely worth checking out.
29 Mar 10
Review: Dub Police have a great pedigree for dishing out essential new dubstep, and this newie from Subscape is thankfully no exception. "Hardcore Members" keeps the beats at a half-step while letting fly with some dirty and malicious bass, as well as a choice vocal sample from the Warriors soundtrack. Also on the single is "Midnight", which lets echoed horns and glistening synths take centre stage over the bass. It comes together brilliantly to perfectly reflect that midnight vibe!