As well as trying his hand at old-school rave on 2008’s Where Were You in 92? album, London producer Zomby also released some 8-bit dub-tech tunes on his One Foot Ahead of the Other and Zomby EPs from last year. The track that most excited me appeared on neither (I think). ‘Rumours and Revelations’ is one of those singular songs – a hypnotic ghostly synth line wrapped around a ghettotech-beat.
AKA the name on everyone’s lips at the moment. Recently featured in the Sound of 2010 BBC poll. His productions are few so far but oh so sweet. They strike a chord between dub, electronica, ambient and techno without sounding like any particular genre.
Bristol’s finest dubstep producer Joker takes in parts of UK garage and US West Coast G-funk as well. He calls his music ‘purple’ as it is the colour he sees in his music, a phenomenon also known as synesthesia. In the last year, his remixes for The Heavy and Siman Mobile Disco along with three vinyl releases and his collaboration with Ginz (‘Purple City’) got him noticed. Joker is the one on this list I’m most anticipating in 2010.
Another Bristolian producer, Guido blew me away last year with the track ‘Way You Make Me Feel’ on Punch Drunk which again has a lot more than just dubstep traits. Disco, straight-up electronica, glitch and soul.
Grab his recent FACT mix before it goes down (it’s due to).