Few artists still do the same kind of dubstep that was released around 2010-2014, whether it’s brostep or just “old” dubstep. And that’s okay, styles and tastes change, trends evolve. However, there are a fair number of fans who aren’t thrilled with the current iteration and still yearn for the sounds of yesteryear.
Deadbeats, for all intents and purposes, seems to be leading the charge to embrace and revive that older sound, especially after signing Emalkay’s new EP The Others and Subscape. Today they welcome the release of a new anonymous artist, GRAIL SOUNDSwhose purpose is to honor the “holy grail” of dubstep, from which the artist’s name is derived.
When I started listening to dubstep in the early 2010s, I quickly found Skream, Benga, Rusko, Caspa, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Joker and many more who pioneered their own approach to dubstep. gender. Nowadays, we have the impression that the sound has been largely homogenized.
GRAIL SOUNDS is not reinventing the wheel. They don’t pretend either – the goal of the project is to emulate and revive older sounds. If you appreciate that kind of authenticity and purpose, and miss the old days of 140, you need to check out their debut single, “GULLY STRING,” out now via Deadbeats.