It’s hard not to notice popular bass label Never Say Die Records with as much support as it gets from popular dubstep outlet UKF and EDM stalwart Ministry Of Sound. Its roster reads like a who’s who of dubstep with artists like Zomboy, label-head Skism, and Eptic, to name a few. Also on the bass-heavy label is rising Bristol dubstep duo Dodge & Fuski–a group with several tunes on UKF’s YouTube channel with well over a million views. The duo imparts every tune with a bone-crushing low-end and a series of addictive melodic motifs. For their newest EP Bad Meaning Good, dubstep fans will be happy to know that they have deployed the same formula as in their classic tunes like Python and Aerophobia.
The first track off of Bad Meaning Good, Got 2 Come Together, kicks the EP into sixth gear right out of the gate. The tune represents the rare ground where musicality meets the mechanized sound of contemporary dubstep synthesis. When wobbles and tonality compliment each other, the result is a symphonic demolition. Call My Name, featuring guest artist 720, is filled with grooving rhythmic cadences and a pumping four-on-the-floor kick drum. Driven completely by its rhythm, the track secedes into a entrancing vocal sequence, providing just enough recovery time until the kick drums come pummeling back in. Glitch hop workout Turn It Up! features the signature musicality that D&F are known for, while adding a chopped up vocal and a series of chord stabs. The entirety of Bad Meaning Good can be picked up on Beatport.