From Brighton in the UK comes Dismantle, a teenage prodigy who is part of a new wave of British bass out to redefine modern dubstep. Eschewing the mid-range chaos that’s become definitive of American bass music, Dismantle’s sound pays homage to the more minimal, “purple” sounds of British street bass that spawned the original sounds of dubstep.
His newest single with Hizzleguy, Tryna Test may be off-putting to hardcore fans of Rottun and OWSLA bass. Fans of the likes of Skream and Joker will find themselves at home, however. Funky, distorted sample clips pretty much lead straight into that gritty, unfiltered bass, exactly how Dismantle likes it. In his remix of Emalkay’s Flesh & Bone, things get really old school–or new school. It drops straight into 140 BPM kick-drum madness a la Major Lazer that’s sure to wreak absolute havoc off of any quality speakers. Listen with caution; this is OG street bass.