Described by renowned label manager Steph MEDi as “music you can feel”, Deep Medi Musik was birthed in 2006 by the legendary Mala, and has gone on to become one of the most essential labels across the entirety of the electronic music spectrum, nationally and internationally. It’s safe to say these industry linchpins are wholly integral to the makeup of UK culture and society as a whole, on both a musical and artistic level. Mainly specialising in dubstep, dub and grime-etched sonics, they’re arguably one of the most well-known, highly-thought of imprints around, with their roster and famed discography filled to the brim with instantly-classic names, cuts and picturesque memories. Alongside the omniscient Mala, the likes of Kahn, Commodo, J. Sparrow, Silkie, Skream, Loefah, Kromestar, Goth-Trad, Compa, Tunnidge and more have supplied cutting-edge releases, with the vocals of Killa P, JME, Teddy Bruckshot, Lady Chann and Cessman playing a vital part along the way. Home to countless seminal, acclaimed releases over the years including Sir Spyro’s ‘Topper Top’, Gorgon Sound’s ‘Dread’, Mala’s ‘Changes’, Kahn’s ‘Abbatoir’, Egoless’ ‘Empire Of Dirt’, Loefah’s ‘Disco Rekah’ and Kromestar’s ‘Kalawanji’, Deep Medi continue to cement their foundational, forward-thinking status as one of the most important labels in history.
Review: For us, Chad Dubz has been one of the most consistent names across the dubstep sound for the best part of the last few years, so to see him make the leap upwards to the legendary Deep MEDi imprint is no surprise. He arrives with a dazzling album display, featuring 9 captivating original creations, exploring the full range of the Bristol-native's musicality. Opening up with the introspective sounds of 'Universal Vibration' alongside the legendary Warrior Queen / Bozanna Evans, we also see a collection of other heavyweight vocal presences step forward, including D-Los, Logan, Riko Dan, Killa P & Magugu. Even with this star studded display, Chad still manages to impress on his solo creations alongside this, with the blippy beauty of 'Forever', dubwise mastery of 'Love Is Everything' and drippy soundscapes of 'Om' all bringing something refreshing to the table of this very well thought out LP. Fantastic work from Chad Dubz, as always!
Review: When looking through the legendary imprints of dubstep in the UK and worldwide, there aren't many people that won't have Deep MEDi Musik in their top 3 imprints. To celebrate this dominance over the last 15 years, They have pulled together some of their most popular drops from across the years to be re-released in full digital quality. The tracklisting couldn't be more epic if it tried, with the likes of Commodo, Skream, Pinch, Gantz, Kromestar and more. It's a truly outstanding collection and a true celebration of the creativity found within the dubstep sound, a focus point that Deep MEDi have always been at the forefront of. Featuring 20 of the most popular drops from the label's extensive catalog, this is a collection you don't want to miss.
Review: It's been a short while since we were last able to take in a fresh drop from the mighty Goth Trad, who returns in a blaze of glory across this outstanding new two-track drop, courtesy of the team over at Kudos Records. We begin with the VIP mix for 'Airbreaker', an industrial masterclass in steppers creation, exploring uniquely explosive percussive design and thumping basslines below. On the flip to this, we take in the more subtly arranged and unpredictable rhythmic switches of 'Apes'. This one takes us on a super cool journey through murky subs and intricate grooves, rounding off a really spicy pairing.
Review: It's been a brief minute since we last took in a new drop from the super melodic sounds of the legendary Silkie, so when we saw he was linking up with Deep Medi Musik for a full length LP project, we could hardly contain our excitement. The project is an absolute goliath, hosting nine stunning original creations, exploring the full breadth of the veteran's expansive dubstep sound, from the fast paced garage-influenced licks of 'Ring Mod' to the super choppy flute lines of 'Equine Paper' and super emotive pad designs of 'Did You Know'. It's a masterclass in melodic design and harmonic structure, with some highlights including the constantly evolving sweepings of 'Leave It' and grizzly yet stripped back combinations of 'The Redeemer'. Incredible stuff!