Boomkat Product Review:
In case you didn't know, Horsepower Productions are one of the foundational dubstep forefathers alongside El-B and Zed Bias, releasing the first bits of wax on Tempa records with the terrific 'Gorgon Sound' and generally laying the groundwork for a generation of stepping dubheads. 'Damn It' is the crew's shocking return to form for 2009, some 9 years after they first shaped the scene into being, and once again holding presedence ovber much else the scene has to offer today. made for big soundsystem play, this is a pure dance heater with masses of soundbwoy samples crammed into a big rolling halfstep number with enough swing and attitude to consolidate all sides of the scene into one killer track. 'Kingstep' on the flip will immediately draw comparisons to the sound of Dusk & Blackdown's recent 'Margins Music' LP with Mid-eastern and Sub-Continental strings and vocal scales, but we should really state that the influences originally came the other way around, with Horsepower being a major influence on Martin Clarke's sound. It's a sweltering jam of samples, hard-snapping beats and wildly dubbed FX that anyone remotely into Dusk & Blackdown, Skream, Benga, Hatcha, Kode 9 or any of the original dubstep heroes should check without fail. Large!