Boomkat Product Review:
Original dubstep souljah Kromestar is objectively the dubstep scene's most productive mind, notching up some 100 releases under a slew of pseudonyms including Droid and Iron Soul touching bass on Dubstep and myriad other post-garage mutated variants. Whether working in collaboration with Hatcha on the Brothers Grim project or providing beats for Durrty Goodz, Kromestar has nailed the sound of street level dubstep & grime and his beats are consequently in high demand. Released recently on his mate's Dub Star imprint, 'My Sound' is his first long player and surprisingly rammed with fresh-off-the-block riddims surpassing much of his previous output. Without the requirements for instant dancefloor gratification, he allows himself to piece together a set of deeper smoking joints with an overriding sense of skunky melancholy seeping through the hovering synth pads and blue melodica vibes. His riddims are as usual, quite exceptional, saving some of his leanest and sub-ducked patterns for this CD from the sick wobbler 'System log' to tru dub shuffle riddims on '8 Ball' or post R'n'B slink on 'Aston Martin'. This surely ranks with Cyrus' 'From The Shadows' as one of the best dubstep LP's from this end of the spectrum and comes recommended to all followers of the authentic dubstep sound.