When most people think of dubstep, their mind is instantly drawn to the wealth of wobs strewn across the frontline of bass-driven superstar releases. The more I listen to the genre the more shocked I am to realize that dubstep is more than that wonky wibble wobble noise; it is in fact one of the deeper, more intricate genres in EDM today.
This is where Bristol-based producer Pinch comes in. This guy’s made a name for himself with his diverse dubstep fusion tracks over the past few years, ranging from reggae and dancehall inspired tunes to a more minimalistic, industrial dubstep sound found in his latest release. His new track Tunnel is clunky on the percussions, which, when juxtaposed with the tune’s very restrained bass adds a dark, but not bass-crazy intensity that can be hard to find elsewhere in the genre.