los angeles based up-and-comer oxóssi excels in utilizing his lifelong exposure to a diverse range of music, which has allowed him to successfully craft his highly eclectic, ambient and bass heavy style, one that blends his deeply rooted musical upbringing with his own creative individuality. his atmospheric and unconventional take on raw bass music production enables his listeners to be transported beyond the music itself into different mental spaces, facilitating a form of meditation on music. with releases already on banana stand sound (bss001), crucial recordings (crucial005) and silent motion (smv001), oxóssi is well on his way to infecting the underground with his unique musical personality.
founded in 2015 by dubstep forefather sleeper, crucial recordings has continued to develop and strengthen its undeniable grip on the dubstep world with each release, never failing to act as an unyielding beacon within the scene for unearthing fresh, standard-setting talent. leaping from strength to strength, this highly prolific imprint constantly delivers multifaceted and boundary shattering bass music through ingenious and unprecedented ways. the latest addition to the label’s ever-expanding vision for multifaceted bass music comes from rotterdam-based hebbe, who has truly emerged from the shadows recently through releases on subway recordings, artikal music, duploc and version collective. regarded as the most promising up-and-comer in the dutch dubstep scene, hebbe sports an obscure, sound driven flow that aims to inject diversity and progress into today’s musical output. keeping within a similar spirit, hebbe’s crucial016 boasts two far reaching tracks, “mad hatter” and “galata” that convey trailblazing bassweight through two very different formats. while “mad hatter” cuts through to the core with simplicity and impact, “galata” equally enchants with smokey darkness and trenchlike depth, building upon crucial recordings’ irreplaceable position within the dubstep circuit.
claiming a highly original sound that boasts strong roots in dubstep’s rich history, causa’s musical output delivers a fresh perspective on sound system music that holds true to tradition yet strives for innovation, a recipe that with undoubtedly help dictate the unwritten narrative of the genre’s future. with productions having already graced global dubstep labels such as surfase records, circle vision, fatkidonfire, artikal music and infernal sounds, this german badman continues to prove himself as a force to be reckoned with amongst the underground circuit. on top of his impressively nuanced and steady growing catalogue, causa’s productions have also received play support from prominent scene heavy hitters, with multiple tracks featured on j:kenzo’s rinse fm guest mixes as well as on vivek’s rinse fm mix and mesck’s chestcast mix. causa makes a bold introduction to sleeper’s highly prolific crucial recordings label with his new, three-track ep entitled juce (crucial013), the latest addition to the imprint’s standard-setting and ever-expanding vision for pushing multifaceted bass music. laden with laid back, minimalist vibes and understated swag dictated by massive bassweight pressure and infectious percussive patterns, causa’s release delivers the earthy meditation of dubstep’s powerful roots while keeping the energy dark, moody and forward-facing. each of juce’s three tracks: “minerals,” “struggle” and “juce” work together beautifully to orchestrate the creeping and commanding story of causa’s crucial ep, a story that sheds light onto the darker shades of dubstep production while simultaneously celebrating the significance of the genre’s foundation.