Long-time Dub Police alum Subscape is back with another irresistible salvo of tunes filled with titillating melodies and seizing sub-frequencies. As always, the Woking producer delivers a sound with enduring musicality–a fleeting quality in the increasingly heavy 140bpm genre. From brooding pads to sustained harmonies, Subscape’s tunes have a semblance of elegance that is very rare for dubstep, but also very welcomed. This signature sound can be heard in his latest original tunes, which are actually part of the third installment of Dub Police’s mixed compilation series called My Style.
The 35-track compilation, My Style 003, is fully mixed by Subscape and features several original works from the producer, both new and old. The mix also showcases tunes from many of the label’s artists, including Caspa, Emalkay, and The Others, to name a few. Fortunately, the fine gents at Dub Police have released a sampler EP, compiling Subscape’s new songs from the mixed album. Aptly named the My Style 003 LP Sampler, the EP features three tunes–and they’re all superb.
The sampler kicks off with Beautiful People–a tune that marries a shuffling rhythm with a bouncy, modulated synth lead. The track’s melodic elements could easily be transplanted into a contemporary trance or prog house tune without anyone suspecting. The next tune on the sampler is called Can’t Go On and features a more staggered, 2-step drum pattern and dirty mid-bass bubbling with energy. The last tune on the sampler, No Time To Chill, is a straight-forward bass-thumper with a piercingly rude lead synth. As soon as the tune drops, it’s evident that No Time To Chill was meant for a system a little larger than laptop speakers.
Both the My Style 003 album mixed by Subscape and the album sampler featuring Subscape’s new tunes can be purchased from Beatport; click here for the album and here for the album sampler. Still want more Subscape? Take a behind-the-scenes look into his career in the brand new documentary below. Required viewing for any up-and-coming DJ/producer.