Loefah is without a doubt a bastion of Dubstep in the UK and his contributions to the DMZ (Coki's label) imprint could be considered key moments in the evolution of the genre; whilst his remixes for Skream (on Tempa) and his recent Tectonic outing only serve to enforce this belief.
Pinch, aka Rob Ellis, is Bristol's leading man of dubstep, responsible for a catalogue of deep, dark and innovative bass music. Alongside his own material, his Tectonic Recordings imprint has given a platform to early releases from the likes of Skream, Flying Lotus and Addison Groove.
Very few producers indeed have had such a remarkable last 18 months as Paleman, evolving as he has rapidly from a promising talent into one of the most devastating producers from these grey shores.
His music is a refined blend of the classic and the current – simple and elegant, with the odd distinctive flourish. Echoes of the Hacienda and Paradise Garage, via Garage and Deep House – but still utterly up to date.
He is influenced by a wide variety of sonic influences – Jazz, African and World Percussive pieces, Techno and House – with the common thread of being percussion focussed; an obsession that is to be further manifested by his recent move to London to study jazz drumming. A fact that further alludes to a real, uncommon talent with potential for real musical longevity.
The first bone crunching, bass bin shattering public impact from The Bug (AKA Kevin Martin) came in 2001 with the appropriately titled 'Seismic'. Since then, he has won over influential figures like Adrian Sherwood, Kid 606 and Aphex Twin with his bass heavy concoction of mutant dancehall, ragga and dub anthems which culminated in his first full length release 'Pressure'.
Oneman has most definitely moved ahead of the pack and is a fast rising star in the Dubstep scene. He's managed to build up a considerable following, not only through being booked to play for some of London's flagship clubs, but with his show and sets at illegal raves like House Party.