May 27, 2010


With alot of influences coming from dub in todays electronic music I had to get a mention of these boys on here. Aswell as rhythm and sound, maybe more so, Rod Modell & Stephen Hitchells label echospace was a massive influence for me into deep, atmospheric, dubby music. Every release being a new deeply engrossing dub variation that is some of the most ear pleasing masterpieces I have ever come across!!

 ¨..a sublime configuration of airy, reflective chords and a heaving bassline cushioned by all the space you could imagine¨

I have to mention though, with all the.. not hype.. but increasing attention on the dubby side of techno and electronic music in general, I worry that the whole thing is going to tire itself out and crash. The increasing popularity of dubstep, along with alot of the watered down, more accessable, versions of dubtechno being released, I am worried this will soon have a backlash effect and this sound will be known as the clichéd 2009/2010 sound! Which would be a massive shame because I feel music as subtle and delecate as this should always remain its rightful place within the scene.. in the deep underground, only to be pulled out of the record box now and again for very them rare intimate partys.

If something becomes more and more popular, inevitably people will tire of it and crave an opposite sound to excite them. But as it always has done, musical trends will continue to go round and round in cycles and I find hope in the fact that, through all these trends, the most creatively produced tracks will always hold their own the longest period of time and the absolute best will remain as timeless.. continuing to touch people just as deep in years to come..

1 comment:

  1. thanks for posting this one, love echospace :)