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21 Dec 12
Played by: Nsekt
Review: A Dub Police officer since its earliest stages, The Others (AKA now-lone operator D-Code) has finally elevated himself from high grade banger dealer to album artist. It's not the easiest of transitions to make with such a big, club-focused sound, but he's nailed it with true distinction. Ensuring you're engaged throughout, there's a healthy range of textures, melodies and musical twists that range from beautiful psychedelia ("First Flight") to a full-on dubstep aggression that oozes tonnes of groaning bass ("Fallout"). With cameos from fellow leading scene peers (Emalkay, Joker, Sta mina) this is a very well-considered debut album.
24 Aug 12
Played by: The Others, Sharkslayer, Juno Recommends Drum & Bass, Juno Recommends Dubstep, The Golden Toyz, Fed Conti, Filth Collins
Review: In-demand outfit The Others bring their iconic sound to Caspa's Dub Police imprint once again and in doing so bring an array of talent to the table in the remix package. "The Way You Make Me" is a thought-provoking piece with mournful breakdowns, euphoric, trance-like builds and stabbing beats. It's a classic hands-in-the-air dancefloor dubstep cut. BeatauCue provide a stomping 4/4 remix with stripped back synths and a late night aurora of hedonism, while S.P.Y goes in deep and dark with his luxurious D&B mix before Playaz don Original Sin gets dirty with his grizzled jump up D&B interpretation. Brilliant from start to finish, this is a must for all bass heads.
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"!
21 Dec 12
Played by: Diplo
22 Apr 13
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.
11 Mar 13
Review: Wrapping up one of their most eclectic, far-reaching 12-months to date, "Class Of 2012" celebrates the myriad floor-smashing hits Caspa's label enjoyed last year. Opening with Trolley Snatcha's soulful vocal-bender "Make My Whole World" and ending with Dirty Dog's disgustingly cheeky "Selecta", every shade of dubstep is covered with dirty decadence. From the brain-massaging depths of Mydas's "What I Do" to the classic agro-croak of Filth Collins's "Fatboy Riddem", it's abundantly clear that Dub Police didn't step a foot out of place last year. Classy.
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.
01 Apr 13
Review: Dub Police mainstay Subscape prepares us for his debut album with this delightful trio of flavours that develops on the same wide-eared progression he hinted at with his "Elements" release last year. "Beautiful People" is as close as dubstep will get to a ballad; with a sexy slurring beat and washes of synth emotion, it's an end-of-night hug-out for all corners of the dance. "Can't Go On" takes the emotion to a higher level thanks to a series of kicking rave breakbeats and stirring trance-like synth work and delicate pianos. Missing the nasty evil vibes Subscape is more commonly known for? Then head directly to the screaming, siren-heavy banger "No Time To Chill".
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!
18 Feb 13
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!
08 Apr 13
Review: Dub Police are on fire as of late, and this latest unmixed collection of tracks from the one like Subscape really speaks for itself - over 35 tunes long, he paints a fine picture of the latest in bass news; his initial "I Need You", coupled with other tracks like "Just Coz", "Graveyard Shift" or "Beautiful People" are perfect examples of his own skills as a true modern bass scientist. There's plenty to be heard here but if we have to pick some highlights, then we'd go with Pixel Fist's "Let Yourself Go", a raucous wobble-stepping jungle mutant, "Beneath The Fold" by Mydas, another bass-emitting belter, or even "The Promise" by Breakage, a surprisingly balearic 4/4 spin-off. In all honesty though, Subscape gets it right from start to finish.
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: 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.
13 Feb 12
Played by: DJ Cable, Juno Recommends Dubstep, Jack Stat, Djs: Most Charted - Dubstep, Cotti - Sumtingnew, Mydas
Review: The inimitable raucous troublemaker that is Dub Police's very own Trolley Snatcha is back with more musical mayhem. This five-track EP on Caspa's incendiary Dub Police imprint is another impressive display of the man's talents. From synth-driven opener "Make My Whole World" with its catchy hooks and drill-like synths, through the bass belching "Nasty Sh*t" to the yearning, high-pitched tones of "Giving Up", there's no doubting Trolley Snatcha's ability to create some belters. Finishing up the EP are two gems - the speaker shaking, rib-crushing anthem "Flying Missiles" and the infectiously fun and funky "The Jungle". Essential. .
25 Jul 11
Review: Having established themselves firmly in the Dub Police camp, The Others push their iconic brand of dubstep further into our consciousness with this five-track EP on Caspa's legendary label. From the opening "First Flight" with its heavily distorted vocoder and smashing mid-range, through the gratuitous wobble and smacking snares of "Planet X" to the squelchy squirming sounds of "Say To You", with it's Nero-esque vocal, everything is squarely aimed at the dancefloor. "Break Your Neck" brings in label mate Trolley Snatcha and Bristol's Dread MC for a frenzied aggressive bass attack, and the lurching "Skynet" is a digital exclusive.
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!
03 Dec 12
Review: A step-back session for those who need a cheeky refresher... Dub Police return to the year dubstep truly banged and barged its way into the wider music consciousness. But while everyone will remember the big chart hits of the year, this was the true heartbeat of dubstep. Big tracky dancefloor cuts but each armed with their own creative motifs. Stand out cuts include LD's ace techno-two-step roller "Oh Yeah", Subscape's sprightly, spine-tingly trance party "Just Coz" and Trolley Snatcha's sophisticated chord-driven UKG workout "We Go Deep".
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,
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.
05 Nov 12
Review: Have a word! Subscape's got his mental hat on again and it's got to be said, he's looking rather dapper in it. Props to Dub Police; their clockwork drip feeds of single track Subscape smashers means no tune ever gets overlooked in an overcrowded release. Not that "Highgrade" could ever be overlooked... It's a serious screamer, heightened by the searing top-end riffs and cascading drip-like counter riff. The perfect foil for last month's deeper "Graveyard Shift", Subscape is bubbling over right now.
05 Sep 11
Played by: Bookz (First City), Juno Recommends Dubstep, Subscape (Dub Police), DJ Rap, Delta Heavy, Mydas
Review: If the eye-popping, cranium-crushing end of dubstep is your bag, it's likely you own at least one release by the Dub Police imprint. Here they're in prime form, giving space to Subscape to showcase their electro-heavy take on the dubstep wobbler. For the most part, the Universal EP is surprisingly charming, fusing sweet, bleep-heavy electronica melodies with the sort of heavyweight bottom end usually found on far more aggressive records. It's a curious mix, but one that pays dividends - particularly on the title track and chiming "Cadillac Jack". There are bona fide dark moments, too - not least the warped opening and closing tracks - but they're buried underneath a mask of quiet beauty.
19 Apr 10
Played by: Juno Recommends Dubstep, Juno Recommends Uk Funky/Garage, Breakage, Domgue, The Others (Dub Police, Tempa)
Review: The Others have become the most released artists on dubstep pioneers, Dub Police since they were signed in 2006. The "Gravity" EP displays their ground trembling sub bass abilities, tight understanding of percussion and skills at creating unique soundscapes across four new tracks that backup their lofty regard from their label.
27 Feb 12
Played by: Mydas
Review: Whether you were closely following the Dub Police release schedule in 2011 or not, this low-price label compilation is a worthy investment. It gathers together 16 of the imprint's favourite tracks from the last 12 months, presenting a broad overview of where dubstep is right now. There are formidable floor-slayers from Caspa, Emalkay, D1 and Subzee D, a dash of twittering post dubstep melancholia from The Others and Matty G, some alien melodies from Subscape (see the pleasing "Universal") and even some downbeat, electrofunk-inspired bass groovery from Antiserum & 12th Planet.
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.
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.
25 Oct 10
14 Feb 11
Review: Having been a staple on line ups for some time now and releasing on a wealth of other labels including Digital Soundboy and Liondub, Zero G makes his debut on Caspa's Dub Police imprint with this incendiary dance floor bomb, Blending thwacking drum kicks and lacerating snares with stiflingly low bass and female vocals which are just the right side of catchy, Zero G treads the line well with a tune that is guaranteed to cause chaos in the clubs. Fellow dubstep soldier, Subscape provides a cracking remix on the flipside, upping the ante with Doctor P style synth screeches and rowdy wobbles. Big, bad and heavy.
04 Apr 11