If you got into electronic music through the sounds of dubstep as I did, Mary Anne Hobbs should be a name that is synonymous with the development of the genre. Her early efforts at BBC Radio 1 helped foster the infamous radio station’s experimental show—formerly called Breezeblock, where she launched Dubstep Warz in 2006. The show is considered to be a pivotal turning point for the bass-heavy genre, allowing the sounds of dubstep to emerge from the underground club scene to international airwaves. The 2-hour set showcases UK dubstep OGs such as Mala, Skream, Hatcha, and Kode 9 to name a few—giving listeners completely different interpretations of the genre categorized by its sub-bass. With that said, turn up your subs and feel the power of dubstep’s roots.
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