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Scuba album Personality

Scuba | Personality

Believe it or not, there still exist some pockets of the globe where dubstep remains sacred, with champions of purism deflecting the ever-tainting mainstream intrusions.
Hotflush Recordings (2012)
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 09, 2012

Open your mind

I simply love bass — there is nothing wrong with that.
Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, January 13, 2012
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 13, 2012

Dubstep's party crashes the mainstream

And with a single magazine cover, it was written.
Wobble to the top
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 23, 2011

Interview: James Blake's dub soft-shoe

Poised in a distinctive middle ground between leftfield electronica and soulful R&B, 23-year-old Londoner James Blake has been making a name for himself of late.
High steppin'
By LIZ PELLY  |  September 30, 2011
ID fest 3

Identity Festival rocks out the dance party

Genre predictions are dumb, but there is one thing absolutely certain in music: rock music is dead, and the era of electronic dominance is finally here.
Beats happening
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  August 19, 2011
Gang Gang Dance brooklyn music

Gang Gang Dance trip the light fantastic

Some musicians craft songs meant to elicit an emotion, and some fashion sonic mazes for the listener to get lost in. Over the course of a decade-plus career in shape-shifting psych, Brooklyn's Gang Gang Dance have found a way to do both.
Everything time
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 08, 2011

2562 list

2562 | Fever

Dave Huismans must get easily bored with making music.
When in Doubt (2011)
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  April 15, 2011

Review: Darkstar | North

For evidence as to why labeling subgenres of electronic music is tedious, look no further than this debut LP from UK collective Darkstar.
Hyperdub (2010)
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  October 29, 2010