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5 Dirtiest Dubstep Drops Of The Week: Vol. 3

Last week's top 5 dirtiest dubstep drops are more massive than ever.

The third installment of the Top 5 Dirtiest Dubstep Drops is coming at you live! I’ve carefully compiled the five filthiest tunes that stood out to me from last week and Vol. 3’s roster is deeper than ever. Some of the names below are fresh faces, while others are already well-established producers. One thing they all have in common is the ability to manufacture incomparably dirty drops. Who’s ready to rage?

5. Fonik - Spaced Out

I can’t help but feel like I’m slighting Fonik by placing him at the #5 spot. However, if nothing else, it provides you with some accurate perspective on the depth of last week’s bevy of dirty drops. It’s unbelievable! “Spaced Out” was released along with a pair of other tunes on Fonik’s phenomenal Hella High EP. The first drop takes almost two full minutes to reach, but I can assure you, it’s well worth the wait! Oh, and did I mention that the second drop isn’t anything to scoff at either? Trust me, you’ve never heard dubstep quite like this before, and if you have, there’s a 99.9% chance that you’re from another planet.

4. Astronaut - Quantum (Virtual Riot Remix)

Well, well, well, what do we have here? Four freaking drops! Are you serious Virtual Riot? How do you honestly expect us to handle this bass-laden lunacy? After struggling mightily to reorient myself, I was finally able to better assess the damage that this bulldozer of a track left in its wake. Put out by Monstercat and Disciple Recordings, this enormous Virtual Riot remix is part of Astronaut’s five-track Destination: Quantum EP. The first, second, and fourth drops are dirtier than a garbage dump! That third one though, that’s the true curveball. Proving once and for all that drops don’t necessarily need to be “heavy” to be super duper dirty.

3. Bro Safari & UFO! - Chimbre (Ft. Anna Yvette) (MUST DIE! Remix)

There was never a question as to whether MUST DIE! would make this week’s countdown; it was only a matter of where he would fit in. Finding his way to the smack dab middle of my list, my favorite dubstep producer does what he does best on this new remix of Bro Safari’s and UFO!’s “Chimbre,” he completely slays it! From top to bottom, front to back, and side to side, there isn’t an inch of this song that doesn’t emit pure dubstep nastiness. Both drops are jam-packed with shifty synths that make me feel like a colony of centipedes are invading the inside of my skull. MUST DIE! has become dubstep’s most beloved savior. The guy operates on another level.

2. Barron - Trouble Maker

When Firepower Records unleashed Barron’s Trouble Maker EP, I had a strong inclination that things were about do get very, very messy. And boy did they ever! With my pick of the litter, the tremendous title track didn’t take long to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack. Constructed with an ominous introduction, when that first drop establishes contact, it’ll sound like you’ve submerged your head in a running washing machine! Cluttered with clangs, bangs, and plenty of other rough & rugged noises, I could barely make sense of all the bass music pandemonium. If you remain unscathed after the first ferocious drop, there’s three more waiting for you on the other side. Good luck. 

1. Cash Cash (Ft. Bebe Rexha) - Take Me Home (Dr. Ozi Bootleg)

Setting up camp in the #1 slot this week is the Canadian duo of Dr. Ozi. Having already developed a reputation for designing crippling dubstep tracks, these two producers go for broke with their absurdly bangin’ bootleg of Cash Cash’s “Take Me Home.” Floor-shaking, wall-crumbling, and ceiling-collapsing are just some of the more popular terms associated with this walloping release. Saying that each of these drops are dirty doesn’t even begin to do them justice—they’re downright unhygienic! I’m awarding Dr. Ozi the gold medal this week. They earned it.

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