Boomkat Product Review:
In the sixth annual installment of the world's most essential Dubstep compilation we find refined mongrel killers from Skream, Icicle, Falty DL, Benga, SBTRKT, and Alix Perez. For the dubstep congnoscenti this is like Christmas, Eid, and Hannukah all at once. We're immediately drawn to Icicle's rather outstanding 'Anything', following a flawless 12" on Shogun Audio with quicksilver sci-fi steppers sophistication. Skream is in fierce form too, delivering the soca-tek momentum of 'Rollin' Kicks' as a bold counterweight to his recent pop inclinations, while his production spar, Benga, offers the frisky tech-flex of 'I Come From London'. A surprise, but complementary addition to the Tempa ranks is Falty DL with the mashed emotions of 'Sunday' striking concise and potent while SBTRKT's 'Sleep In Tokyo' is one of the label's most direct concessions towards the deep end of Funky/Rave. Finally, Alix Perez makes his 138bpm debut with the crisply techy and atmospheric 'Untitled'. Tipped for them that know!