Dub Police are proud to present ‘Mad Man’, a release that truly taps into the deepest heritage of UK bass culture. Caspa’s new material features one of London’s most lyrically chiselled MCs in prize fighting mode… And it brings us right back to the scene’s original roots when grime and Dubstep were deep seeds planted together to grow vastly different trees.
This collaboration between the pioneering producer and Roll Deep affiliate debuted on Dub Police’s ‘Past Present Future’ album. It turned heads instantly: Riko’s sharp-tongued venom, Caspa’s thick, lava-like bass, anchor-like kicks, the graveyard drama intro: it ties together everything we’ve ever loved about both Dubstep and Grime in a timeless, fearless fashion. No unnecessary over-production, no extremities: just a thunderous, sub-surged stepper that snarls with Riko’s distinctive, aggy deftness.
This package has received support from Zane Lowe (BBC Radio 1), Annie Nightingale (BBC Radio 1), Mistajam (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Crissy Criss (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Eddy Temple-Morris (XFM), 12th Planet, Datsik and more.
J:Kenzo was the perfect man for the remix fix. Having supported the original, he understood the track implicitly and knew how to pay respect to Caspa’s creation while making it his own. Retaining the pranged sensations of the original intro, the Tempa tearaway subverts the vibe with his signature deep, spacious twists and smoky undertones, stretching the bass and stripping the beats back to a mean, lean swing.
Listen to the J:Kenzo remix in full:
DP101 :: Caspa – Mad Man feat. Riko :: out now on Dub Police on Beatport, iTunes & Juno.
1. Caspa – Mad Man feat. Riko
2. Caspa – Mad Man feat. Riko (J:Kenzo Remix)
3. Caspa – Mad Man feat. Riko (Instrumental)
4. Caspa – Mad Man feat. Riko (Acappella)
The Others will be mixing the next MyStyle compilation on Dub Police. A special documentary will follow his journey to becoming a fully-fledged Dubstep producer, and you can catch a short preview of the film here:
Make sure you keep updated with The Others to find out when MyStyle 004 and the full documentary will be available…
The wait is almost over: The fourth chapter in Dub Police’s signature mix series ‘MyStyle’ is about to be foretold. And it’s narrated by one of the label’s most prolific, most consistent, most celebrated artists: The Others. Like all ‘MyStyle’ episodes, it’s bulging with contributions and exclusive cuts from some of the most talented names in the game. Including, of course, plenty of next level material from The Others himself! Here’s an early head’s up on the fire you can expect…
We kick off with ‘Voyager’. Already a prize piece in The Others’ sets worldwide, it’s a forefront fusion that defies simple classification. Amazonia VIP’ follows. As with all the best VIPs, it follows massive support on the original, which featured on ‘Dub Police Past Present Future’ late last year. Two killer originals, one massive slice of ‘MyStyle 004’ hype. We can’t wait to deliver the whole mix. Stay locked.
This EP has received support from Caspa, Mistajam (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Youngsta, N-Type, True Tiger (Kiss FM), Crissy Criss and more.
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This week Variations and Ethic tore up the decks at GetDarker – if you weren’t lucky enough to catch the live stream you can watch both sets below:
Key figures in Dub Police’s next-generation talent movement, Thom Clarke and Nick Bartlett have been unavoidable since launching last year. Their debut EP ‘Thanks For Coming’ was in the iTunes Electronic chart for four weeks. Picking up support from across the board – B-Traits to Drumsound & Bassline Smith – it showcased their creative ability with raw sonic clout. Naturally this follow up develops on the justified hype – one EP, three mind-blowingly extensive flavours.
This EP has received support from Caspa, Mistajam (BBC Radio 1Xtra), N-Type, True Tiger (Kiss FM), Eddy Temple-Morris (XFM), Matty G, Datsik and more.
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In March, Subscape and Mydas jetted off to Romania to represent the label at Arena DnB’s Outlook launch. They joined Matrix and Futurebound at the massive Arenele Romane, and it was packed!
Check out the recap video below:
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To coincide with the release of their second Dub Police EP, ‘Be Seeing You’, the powerhouse production duo known as Variations have created a mix for DJ Mag. You can download it for free:
The mix has also been picked up by DJ Mag Indonesia:
Mixmag have been showing support for Dub Police, by reviewing Ethic’s debut release ‘What Ya Call Me EP’ in this month’s issue:
You can grab a free track from the EP below:
Massive things are sure to come from Variations and Ethic, make sure you keep up:
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Dub Police are excited to present the long-awaited debut EP from Ethic.
As a leading member of Dub Police’s new generation of ground breaking artists, Ethic has already torn the dance to shreds at Fabric and demonstrated his serious skills on respected platforms such as GetDarker and Kiss FM. Galvanising his reputation as a key artist to watch in 2014, the ‘What Ya Call Me’ EP represents Ethic’s true talent and broad sonic range.
This EP has received support from Caspa, Subscape, Cookie Monsta, Emalkay, Cutline, Mistajam (BBC radio 1Xtra), Bass Island FM (Italy), Kiss FM, BBC Radio 1 and more.
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The secret’s out – the first Dub Police of 2014 will take place on Saturday the 19th of April, at Studio Spaces warehouse in Wapping, London. This is the only Dubstep event to be at during the Easter weekend, with a legendary line up providing 8 hours of upfront music. Dub Police head honcho Caspa will play his first London show of 2014, and we also welcome Emalkay back to his first Dub Police show since 2012. Dub Police legends The Others and Subscape and low-end hero J:Kenzo will be performing along with Mydas, Variations and BadKlaat, part of the new wave of Dub Police talent. The night will feature a live PA from Riko of his track with Caspa ‘Mad Man’, and Dubstep MCs IC3, Ken Mac, Sun of Selah and Roguestar.