dubstep and garage pioneer zed bias is set to release a brand new album, titled boss, on november 25th through loefahs revered swamp81 imprint. the lp is bias aka dave joness fourth in total following releases under aliases including maddslinky and phuturistix, and his first for the label. boss also marks swamp81s second ever album release following kryptic minds one of us. zed bias is widely regarded as one of the legends in the bass music game and beyond, with an unquestionable influence on many of todays leading djs and producers including skream, benga, oneman, martyn and disclosure whose chart smash latch featuring sam smith he remixed in 2012.
limited edition vinyl pressing with a1 poster. back in may of 2009, blackdown posted an in-depth interview with kryptic minds and loefah, breaking down how loefah started his swamp81 they spoke at length about the parallels between dnb and dubstep, especially from a label-sound point. well, at the end of this month, you can own whats sure to be one of the scenes more captivating releases to date. >what i want to push with swamp 81 is the gap that isnt really being represented anymore. the roller, the halfstep? spacious.< what loefah heard in those first few kryptic minds beats is edgy, rolling, stripped back spacious dubstep that was spectacularly well made and also had its own identity ? emotive, organic in places, very junglist in spirit ? unlike the vast number of producers who tried to clone his sound in 2006, and failed.