It’s an Ode to the Glory Years of Dubstep
Those of us old enough to remember the golden age of Dubstep, emerging from the fires of UK garage, Jungle and Grime will remember the sub-heavy, unique tones producers like Coki, Benga and Mala were pushing at the time. It’s a sound that would eventually hit worldwide, with New Zealand natives Truth, picking up the mantle and pushing the sound years later. Now well-known entities in their local scene, Truth have been creating unique dubstep and future bass compositions culminating in the latest project released via Deep Dark & Dangerous.
The new project is their fifth studio album and was created as a result of a year spent locked down in the studio. Comparatively, NZ had a lighter lockdown experience than the rest of us but was still void of any live shows or travel for an extended period, leaving the duo time in the studio to perfect their latest project. The album ebbs and flows between subtle melodies, layered across sub-heavy productions. Throughout the release we her glorious mixes of organic instruments, such as harpsichords, sitars and piano melodies over heavy and thick sub basslines. It’s a trip down memory lane to old Rinse FM and FWD parties, drawing on their expert musical knowledge.
Listen to the full project below