Monday, June 02, 2014
Whilst Dubstep’s low frequency oscillations and dramatic dynamics might have initially sounded inextricably linked to the concrete jungle of Croydon from which it came, there was clearly an inherent quality that gave it global appeal. This goes some way to explaining this week’s sub heavy Hyp mix from Kiwi producer Epoch. Now living in Melbourne, the Antipodean beat maker speaks in a musical language of darkened tones that’s faithful to the genre’s roots, whilst still keeping an eye on progress and evolution. With acclaimed releases on Keysound and Soundman Chronicles, he’s marked himself out amongst the new wave producers such as Gantz, Commodo, Compa and Wen, who are hepling to ensure the genre remains a creative force. His collaboration with the latter in particular produced 2012′s ‘Hydraulics’, an ocean deep head nodder released on his own Egyptian Avenue imprint that packed fearsome bass weight.
Dropping the likes of Coki’s timelessly filthy classic ‘Lucifer’ to break you out of your Monday morning stupor, Epoch navigates between the past and the present of Dubstep, delivering a strong and clear sonic mission statement. Asking for some words on 7 choice cuts from the mix, we got presented with a humorous and enthusiastic appraisal of some tunes he holds very close to his heart. Enjoy.
Get the mix HERE.