Post-post-post dubstep. It’s got a healthy dose of the beautiful in it, but there’s tension as well. Some of it stretches into dance-y club domain, but most of it is listening stuff. It’s post-Fly Lo, if you took his music, froze it liquid nitrogen, shattered it with a hammer, then tried to glue only half the shards back together again into a sculpture.
Bucking the current climate, the new Raised By Records label is intent on doing things properly and ensuring that the music they put out is presented with the full depth and value it deserves. From hand-crafted artwork to film to sample packs and more, they are providing a platform for the full articulation of their artists’ visions across different forms of media. Their brilliant debut release from Memotone (which featured in our ‘essential bass music release for October’) is out now with plenty more in the pipeline as we look towards 2012.