Appleblim, Benga, Scuba, 2562 and more are all releasing albums in what is shaping up to be a big year for dubstep.
One of the first cabs off the rank will be Appleblim´s contribution to Tempa´s legendary Dubstep All-Stars mix series, which promises to further the crossover between minimal dub techno and dub step. Also on Tempa will be Benga’s debut full length ‘Diary of an Afro Warrior’, one of the most anticipated LPs in dubstep yet, which drops March 3rd.
Hot Flush will be busy with the usual slew of singles and an album or two. First up is the release of label boss Scuba´s debut ‘A Mutual Antipathy’ in March which promises to be an intelligent blend of atmospheres and electronics. Vaccine´s debut is also tentatively slated for later in the year.
Dutch producer 2562’s long player should hit the shops around the middle of the year on Pinch’s Tectonic imprint and will be well worth the wait since his distinct fast, dubby style has already caught the favour of many ears. Also in Bristol, the reputation of local producer and DJ Joker continues to grow and hopefully 2008 will see the hype translate to disc.
Kode 9´s Hyperdub will release a 12” from Ikonika in February while future signs of the big man or the bigger Spaceape remain to be seen, but rest assured they will be there.
Lastly, if you’re in London and in the mood for trophies this Thursday, check out the Dubstep Awards happening at Herbal with Kode9, Benga and N-Type and ten more in attendance.