Like the last few in the series, this one is tried-and-true dubstep through-and-through. If the idea of an hour of that bores you, Dubstep Allstars 10 won't work too hard to change your mind. For the rest of us, however, it's a rewarding listen, especially because Plastician's hand moves a bit more slowly than some of his contemporaries. These are still fast mixes—each song gets about two minutes—but they breathe a little more easily, and they unfold more luxuriously. The smoother transitions even make the mood shifts hit harder. There's one unforgettable moment when the roughneck dubstep dips into sinuous g-funk with Mutated Mindz' "Valentine Dreams." It feels like a freefall into a pit of puffy satin pillows, before the mix picks itself up, dusts itself off and heads straight back into the fray with the thrashing of Stinkahbell's "Sunday Worries." Plastician wisely chooses to keep it brief, ending the mix after a digestible 54 minutes—enough to leave one satisfied, yet still a little hungry.
At this point, anything with the title like Dubstep Allstars is going to be a niche effort, and true enough the mix fails to excite in the same way many of his more adventurous peers have. But Plastician hasn't become a world-traveling mainstay by reinventing himself—just the opposite. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but that doesn't mean your old dog can't get really, really good at the tricks it does know.