5 Dirtiest Dubstep Drops Of The Week: Vol. 21
What a week it was for grimy drops. On top of bringing back dirty drop veterans like Sadhu & The Frim, I also got the opportunity to include a couple first-timers in DeadExit & Tempest. While the amount of experience on these musicians' resumes might vary quite a bit from one another, each of these producers clearly had one goal in mind: complete and utter destruction of the dubstep universe. I'm not here to tell you what to listen to - I'm just here to ensure that these cantankerous drops make it into your ear canals safe and sound.
5. Bear Grillz & The Frim - It's Fucking Dubstep
With all the “Terror Squad” copycats in the world today, it was only a matter of time until some musicians turned the tables on Zomboy’s dancefloor shredder. And who better to get the job done than dubstep kingpins Bear Grillz & The Frim? Trust me, these two fearless bass felons didn’t even have so much as a second thought about throwing a friendly jab at one of dance music’s most rapidly ascending talents. And let's be honest, who can’t appreciate a good laugh at themselves now and then? Especially when it’s coupled with some of the fiercest drops to flood my speakers lately. The whistles hit harder than an avalanche, the yoys completely consume your cranium, and the carefully placed “It’s Fucking Dubstep” samples are the cherry on top of it all. Anytime Bear Grillz & The Frim link up on a track, they demand your undivided attention.
4. Dack Janiels - Wrong Turn VIP
To help you put things in perspective, Dack Janiels is basically the LeBron James of mental dubstep releases. The amount of bodies this guy has been staking up in his backyard gravesite (aka his studio) is absolutely astronomical. To be honest, I lost count a long, long time ago. His latest track, “Wrong Turn VIP,” makes Dexter Morgan’s (of Showtime's Dexter) slayings look like freaking child’s play. In order to create a sturdy foundation for this pair of violent drops, sinister laughs, bass that snaps limbs like wishbones, and an overall essence that exudes a kill or be killed kind of attitude all come into play. Dack Janiels reminds us just how terrifying things can get when you take the wrong turn.
3. Dec3mber & Tempest - Smash Up
I can’t tell you how excited it makes me to finally see Tempest’s name on our illustrious list. It only took me 21 volumes. Not to mention, “Smash Up” is the ideal track to get you more familiar with this rising dubstep all-star. Teaming up with Dec3mber, these two young gun producers go to work on assembling the type of bass music blizzard that sends shivers straight down your spine. Grab yourself a coat and some snow pants, because even though it’s just August, these freezing cold drops might trigger a second ice age. Can anybody else not shake the overwhelming feeling of having a giant anvil dropped directly on your head from hundreds of stories up? Because I’m right there with you. Take it from me, the pain that Wile E. Coyote endures on a day-to-day basis is nothing compared to the brutal aftereffects of “Smash Up.”
2. DeadExit - Snake
The race for our #1 slot has never seen a photo finish this close. All week I was going back and forth in my head, debating which tune was more deserving of our highest honor. And truth be told, they were both more than worthy suitors. However, a decision, albeit a tough one, needed to be made by yours truly. Without hesitation, DeadExit’s “Snake” deviously slithered its way into our runner-up position, and this venomous dubstep creature has been preying on innocent sets of ears ever since. Now, these are not your normal, everyday type of dirty drops. No sir! These are the type of scarring drops that leave you with a severe case of PTSD. When the vocal sample unleashes the intimidating, “Deadly,” all hope for human life is as good as gone. Don’t let this song’s little hardstyle interlude fool you - it’s disobedient dubstep down to the core.
1. Sadhu - Machine Gun
Better known as the master of machine gun dubstep, Sadhu recently introduced the world to his Machine Gun Army EP. The free, three-track release sandwiched “Machine Gun” between his VIP of “Godzilla 2014” & “Urak Hai.” This killer combination of tunes made it awfully difficult for me to choose just one, but I guess that’s part of the job description. Ironically enough, the track that adopted its title based off of his artillery-oriented style is the one that won out. Highlighted by the recognizable voice of Lock n’ Load’s R. Lee Ermey, “Machine Gun” unloads a couple of the most explosive drops to ever emerge from my sound system. The walls around you might begin to cave in, the ceiling may begin to fall, and your floorboards are likely to deteriorate, but that’s all in a day’s work for us regulars here at your dirtiest drop headquarters.