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Lucy Love

Not to be confused with the Czech porn star, Lucy Love is a rave MC turned electro star in the making from Copenhagen. An apparent lyrical genius, Lucy Love crosses many boundaries with her debut album, Superbillion which dropped February 23, 2009. Found here is a good mesh of grime, electro, reggae, dub and rap. She is also best known for the music video to 'No V.I.P.' which gave her a decent priming to the scene. Recent accomplishments include winning a P3 Gold Award. Her fresh new website can be found at http://www.

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Floating Points

Citing names as varied as Theo Parrish, Dorothy Ashby and Stravinsky as major influences on his work, it is not hard to see that he has musical knowledge way beyond his (22) years, and having been an accomplished pianist since the age of 16 - he is a true musician. The variety in influences is mirrored in the diversity of his productions - one week it’s broken, the next a string quartet and sometimes just straight up gritty beats.

FuntCase

FuntCase had started making Dubstep early July, which came after 5 years of mainly producing Drum and Bass. His first track 'Gorilla Flex' was originally just for laughs but it turned out to be quite a highly rated track and it wasnt long until he got his first Dubstep release on vinyl, with 4:20 records. Enjoying the new way of production he militantly went on to make a few more tracks, one entitled 'Half Drunk' and the other 'Make Our Day' which also made the vinyl release with Gorilla Flex.

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Flux Pavilion

Hitting the scene in early 2009 out of Towcester, UK, Joshua Steele (better known as Flux Pavilion) secured himself a solid stance in the dubstep world. His blend of hard smashing rhythms and manic basslines have certainly gained him an audience. Also as a musician he has incorporated his singing and instrumental talent into his tracks. Well known for his high energy sets, he is being booked home and abroad for his unique take on the dubstep sound.

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SBTRKT

SBTRKT is an anonymous producer based in London. Graciously allowing the music to speak for itself - even going to the length of performing behind a mask every time he plays out. Having just wrapped up remixes for Basement Jaxx (‘Scars’) and Franz Ferdinand (‘Send Him Away’), he’s got the airwaves in a stir with Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbs and Gilles Peterson singing his praises. With releases forthcoming on the equally anonymous Brainmath label, Ramp Recordings and the ever fun Young Turks. 5 things about SBTRKT:

Youngsta

1.) Youngsta is a dubstep DJ based in London, UK. He has a weekly radio show on Rinse.fm each Monday 11pm-1am GMT. He known for his exceptional mixing skills and musical style which is a continuation of the original, deeper, darker sound of dubstep. 2.) Youngsta a London rap artist from ‘the south of the compass’ is currently making shock waves in the UK music scene. An individual with strong beliefs, Youngsta consistently provides lyrics with which fans can relate to making him one of the most popular UK rappers.

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Dark Sky

1) Dark Sky may refer to a collection of young Dubstep and Electronic producers formerly known as The Boogaloo Crew http://soundcloud.com/dark-sky 2) Dark Sky may refer to the German rock band formed in the 1980's in Rotweil
Dark Sky(Germany) have been founded as a school band in the very early 80's in the South German city of Rottweil. Financial problems of their record company at the time made a release of their completely finished debut album during the late 80's impossible and the band more or less caught it a day.

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Ikonika

Ikonika (real name Sara Abdel-Hamid) is a UK-based electronic musician, producer and DJ often associated with Hyperdub Records and the Dubstep genre. Her debut 12", "Please/Simulacrum" was released in 2008 on Hyperdub Records. She has released music on Planet Mu, as well as a remix of DJ Mujava’s "Township Funk", released by Warp Records. Ikonika’s music combines melodic synth patterns, driving drums, melancholic sub bass and unorthodox song structures.

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Martyn

Martyn’s unique strand of bass defies easy categorisation - to his fans and admirers, it’s known simply as ‘Martyn Music.’ With a sound that has become emblematic for all that’s forward thinking in dubstep Martyn pushes a defiant out-of-the-box mentality into his every artistic venture, scorning genre convention and relentlessly embracing the new. Informed by a love for Detroit techno, Chicago house and hip-hop, encountering drum & bass in its mid-90’s golden era was the catalyst for him to develop his musical ideas and begin to lay the foundations of his career as a DJ & Producer.

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