Back in November, we previewed a few tunes from The Others’ forthcoming album Red Planet–many of which had already been getting heavy rotation from bass heavyweights Skream and Benga on their BBC Radio 1 radio show. Now, The Other’s debut dubstep album has finally arrived, featuring huge collaborations from bass stalwarts Joker, Breakage, and Emalkay, and brimming with enough low-end muscle to topple the roof of your favorite discotheque. There is no denying Alex Crawford’s (The Others) mastery of the 140bpm genre, but his album goes beyond typical dubstep, fusing together several sub-genres of EDM.
Out on Caspa’s Dub Police imprint, Red Planet offers a cocktail of different vibes. The Others embraces many facets of EDM in the LP–from the minimal stylings of UK Bass to the pressurized rave vibes of the late ’90s, this album runs the gamut of musical styles. The album kicks off with the acid-infused track Go–a polyrhythmic, sub-bass heater built for the dance floor. With so many of this track’s elements providing different rhythmic cues, Go’s groove is irresistible from start to finish. Speaking of groove, jump to The Others’ collab with Breakage entitled Feel It for a shuffling, sweat-inducing body-shaker filled with a haughty swagger. Another track not to be missed on the Red Planet album is the pressurized dubstep grinder First Flight. More in line with the typical big-room dubstep sound, First Flight is imparted with a proper dose of resonant bass and wobbles, adequately filthy for the dankest of nightclubs. Pick up Red Planet on Beatport now.