Hello beautiful EDM world. I am back with another look at some new Dubstep artists that will definitely tickle the fancy of all you bass rattlers out there. Since I was not able to provide you with an article last week, I am giving you a double dose of Dub with Droptek and Rakta. These two artists are not well known at all compared to other artists I have reviewed, but I see a lot of potential.
I always have a fun story about the first time I hear new artists, but when I first heard Droptek I was just sitting at my desk randomly watching Youtube Dubstep compilation videos, and his tune immediately caught my attention. Droptek, also known as Lewis Munns, is from London, UK. Even though he is currently a multi-genre music producer, I think he has found his calling in the production of Dubstep. The first song I heard by him was “Droppin' it”. This song has a fun upbeat sound, and reminded me of Big Gigantic; if Big Gigantic had extremely hard bass lines. Then of course I had to listen to his remix of Krewella's “Come and Get it”. Though he slowed down the tempo a lot, and the words sounded forced, I still enjoyed how he took the song and made it his own. Oh yea, this song came very close to blowing out my bass right after the intro.
My friends come to me when they want to learn about new EDM artists, and I am always more than happy to help them out. But sometimes they are a step ahead of me. I was told to check out Rakta by a close friend of mine, and I am glad I did so. Rakta consists of two guys, Nathan Richards & Muhummed Abdoullahi from the United Kingdom. There names are very different, but when their sound comes together it is nothing but sweet Dub. This duo drops hard beats, high synths, and fun wubs in each of their songs. After you listen to just one song, it is easy to tell when you are listening to another because of their distinct sound. Their sound is a combination of the Pegboard Nerds, Alvin Risk, and Krewella. With that deadly combination, how could they not be awesome? My personal favorites are “With the Wild,” “Freak Out,” and their remix of Marc Remillard's “Fuck Off!”
Both of these artists deserve more recognition for their work, and I hope my fellow Dubstep lovers will check them out. I give both artists a 7 out of 10.
Check out their SoundClouds below!