One of the finest music journos around right now, Joe Muggs, has put together a new dubstep compilation for Ministry of Sound.

A writer for FACT, The Wire, Mixmag and more, Muggs has emerged in recent years as one of dance music’s premier writers, with a particular eye for ever-mutating UK scene.

In his own words, “we’re past the question of whether dubstep could break the mainstream … but does this mean the sound and scene have sold out their underground credentials?”

Evidently not, as he continues, “round ever corner, in every backstreet club and every suburban estate there are fresh innovations taking place keeping the music just as fresh and eye-opening as it ever was. Mixing and matching elements with its cousins Garage, Grime, House and Electronica, dubstep keeps throwing up new sounds.”

Titled Adventures in Dubstep… And Beyond!, the compilation attempts to prove dubstep’s on-going vitality, while asking questions about what dubstep actually is. Relatively well-known names like Flying Lotus, Martyn and Ikonika [above] appear, but Adventures in Dubstep pays equal attention to up-and-comers like 8Bitch, Sines, J Beatz, Numan, and Svpreme Fiend, who just released a sublime debut EP on Local Action.

There’s also an appearance for sadly deceased producer [B]racket, whose friends and family continue to release his music. Full details, plus slightly dodgy sleeve art can be found on Ministry’s website. Adventures in Dubstep will be released on September 27.


CD 01
1 Egyptrixx The Only Way Up Ikonika Remix
2 Martin Kemp After The Night
3 Noodles Muzik
4 Sully In Some Pattern
5 VVV Project Z
6 Svpreme Fiend Downfall
7 Sines Twitta Dat
8 Dom Hz Without You
9  Martyn Natural Selection  Flying Lotus Cleanse Mix
10 El-D feat. Nico This Thrill
11 Goldielocks vs. Benga Green Eyes
12 Geiom & Appleblim Flame Tree
13 8Bitch G41
14 Fused Forces What’s Going Down
15 The Moody Boyz Feat. Pete Simpson Freedom Vocal Mix

CD 02
1 Tekfro Feat. DJ Assault Keep Bouncin’
2 Wedge & Shadz Running Away Guido Remix
3  [B]racket Grime 3
4  Cotti & Chef End Of Da Road
5 Badness Feat. Lil Nasty & Skepta Nightmare Coki & Cotti Remix
6 Mskrnt Walk Alone
7 Cardopusher Gibold Scandalous Unltd. Remix
8 Stagga Feat. Tzer, Ydot & JBone Face Get Splat
9 Rude Kid Electric
10 Wr1ng Walk On By
11 J Beatz Dutty
12 Valta & Minikin Fed Up!
13 Numan Skull Crusher
14 Lewi White Feat. Kozzie Metal Face
15 MRK1 Move Your Soul
16 J Da Flex Feat. Jammer Knucklin’



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