Nowadays, anyone with a Macbook and a pirated copy of Ableton Live is calling themselves a dubstep producer. I don’t blame them either. As opposed to big room house and trance, where success is measured in headlining festivals and filling massive clubs, dubstep producers measure fame in SoundCloud play counts and blog hits. Breaking into this extremely crowded subgenre of EDM is no small feat. Having a few million views with two of the top promoters–UKF and Quantum–isn’t either.
For your consideration, I would like to present Jacob Plant. While he may be a newcomer to the dubstep style, this 19 year old London native is no stranger to the EDM scene. In 2010, he scored electro house hits with his songs Basslines In and Jump Up–the latter of which was featured on the prestigious Ministry of Sound Annual 2011.
Starting with his early 2011 dubstep releases, Jacob seems right at home churning out speaker-shattering remixes that make up this genre’s bread and butter. He already has reworks for Oh Land’s Sun of a Gun and Tinie Tempah and Ellie Goulding’s Wonderman under his belt. Now, Plant’s latest creation, his remix of Modestep’s Sunlight, is set to be released on Polydor. The remix borrows the original track’s thick bassline then douses it in a foot of grime and glitch.