Photos by Drew DeGennaro
- More Galleries
- Event Details
In 2007, with the underground in the midst of grime exploding nationwide and dubstep beginning to show new possibilities for UK bass music, a then 16-year old Joker was making his first contribution to the scene he’d later go on and help define. Since the release of his debut record, the Kapsize EP, he’s been swept along by a wave of hype and excitement that hasn’t allowed him much chance to catch his breath. He’s never rested upon any laurels, fusing juddering basslines with bumping hip hop on hits like Tron (which is on this debut album). Though Joker has repudiated being a dubstep producer exclusively, this set is characterised by the kinds of oscillating, laser-like synths and crashing snares that comprise elements of mainstream dubstep.
Chris Reed, also known as The Plastician (formerly Plasticman), connects east London grime to the south London dubstep scenes as DJ and producer from Thornton Heath in the London borough of Croydon. His participation in the Rephlex Grime compilations, his primetime pirate radio shows on Rinse FM and his recent BBC Radio One Residency slot on the ‘In New DJs We Trust’ show have contributed to the rise in popularity of dubstep and grime. The Plastician has released records on labels such as Rephlex Records, Soulja, ROAD, Slimzos, A.R.M.Y. and Southside Dubstars. The Plastician also runs his own label; Terrorythm Recordings.
You must Login to post comments.