Plastician’s Dubstep Allstars is Out Now on CD — available from the Rinse FM Shop — and all good record stores.
Long-running Rinse FM DJ Plastician has mixed the tenth volume in Tempa’s Dubstep Allstars series. Each volume plays like a snapshot of a genre constantly in evolution, and the aim with this mix was no different, finding him “[wanting] to do a mix that I can say 100% I think that all these tracks are dubstep, or not far from it,” he explained. “It’s as close to a ‘pure’ dubstep mix as I could be, without doing an old skool mix. So it was trying to keep it fresh – it’s all current stuff – but with an old head on my shoulders.”
So rather than representing the variety of sounds he plays in his show on Rinse FM – which includes everything from grime and dubstep to trap and other strains of US hip-hop – it finds him zooming in on one particular sound, leading to as strongly focused a mix as previous instalments in the series. It features tracks from Rinse regulars such as J:Kenzo and new Tempa signing Nomine, rising names like Commodo and Jaydrop, and – touching on Plastician’s roots in grime – MC appearances from Newham Generals’ Footsie, Merky Ace and Doctor.
DJ Champion (or simply 'Champion', as he prefers to be known) supplied...