Spotlight: BadBadNotGood
Artist Spotlight
Jazz

Spotlight: BadBadNotGood (Toronto)

It all started with a YouTube video. Three young men flipped Odd Future songs into a jazz medley in an abandoned apartment. The drummer wore a pig mask. They were christened the Odd Trio via cardboard sign. Toronto residents Matthew A. Tavares, Chester Hansen and Alex Sowinski first met in …

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Addison Groove
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UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Spotlight: Addison Groove (50 Weapons, UK)

Antony Williams, a.k.a. Addison Groove, started his career under the pseudonym Headhunter, with which he gained legendary status on the dubstep scene. He has dropped seven releases on the influential Tempa label (Benga, Skream), a figure matched only by Skream and Horsepower Productions. His rise culminated in 2010, when he …

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Spotlight: Mala (Digital Mystikz)
Artist Spotlight
UK Garage / Grime / 2step / Dubstep

Spotlight: Mala (Digital Mystikz)

Mala and Digital Mystikz deserve to be mentionned in the short list of pioneers of dubstep, no question about that. To me they are amongst those key people who put the dub in dubstep. The first wave of influencers, like El-B, Horsepower Productions, Zed Bias were more about the stepping …

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