Friday, 20 November 2009

Introducing... Flatline

Now DJ sets aside, dubstep duos and crews are a dime-a-dozen these days when it comes to the music they produce. However, I'm making a big exception when it comes to these guys, as they are staking a claim to the Hyperdub purist in what soulful dub should really sound like.

Flatline were a DJ duo consisting of George Walker and who have were previously in bands at school but were lured into the world of Dubstep.

"Along with our friend Ben Leadbetter have grown up together, playing in guitar bands and performing gigs at school. We discovered dubstep after hearing the ‘Box of Dub’ Dubstep compilation and hearing Rusko’s ‘Cockney Thug’ on a myspace profile. Since then we have produced our own tunes and started to build a name as DJ’s playing at some of Londons iconic clubs such as Mass in Brixton and the Russian in Shoreditch as well as playing Underage Festival alongside some of the biggest names in the genre... Born in Croydon at the turn of the century, Dubstep, as the name suggests, is the illegitimate child of the London 2-step garage scene and the bass heavy vibes of dub. Despite these obvious influences Dubstep takes elements from a total mash up of genre’s, from Break Beat and Drum n Bass to House and Electro and even elements of minimalism and jazz. The same can be said for your average Dubstep fan – there is no “average Dubstep fan”. Dubstep attracts people from all cultures, creeds, and classes, in a way that no other type of music does. For those of us too young to claim punk, acid house or jungle as our own, Dubstep truly is the genre our generation can say it invented."

1 comment:

  1. Just wondering why people never bother to check discogs when they're coming up with their band names ... I mean come on people - 13 artists already using the same name :-/