Compatriot of Tes La Rok, Desto is one of the few Finnish dubstep producers to hit the peripheries of the international scene. Making music that sounds like Burial and Ramadanman dropped in the middle of a deserted metropolis during a nuclear winter, it provokes all kinds of futuristic reverie. Mesmerising, melodic and seriously addictive, this stuff makes you feel like you’re mainlining essence of perfection.
‘Broken Memory’ is the b-side to the forthcoming release of ‘Disappearing Reappearing Ink’, which is set to drop on Ramp Recordings as RAMP027 some time this month. An unknown benefactor sneaked me an mp3, so grab a taste of genius below. But seriously, go and buy this, it’s huge.
Desto – Broken Memory
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Burial and the man before Burial, garage legend and dubstep pioneer El-B, are conspiring to collaborate on an upcoming compilation release dubbed Nu-Levels. Due to drop on El-B’s imprint, Ghost Recordings, in April, El told Fact mag that the release will feature “Zed Bias, Burial, El-B, Narrows, MRK-1, Luke Envoy, Heny-G, J da Flex plus three new artists: Yoof, Karmine, Opus” as well as a host of vocal talent.
The motivation behind the record is that all the heads at the label “were just so sick of strong 12” releases and a constant stream of weak dubstep albums with two good tracks”, so I guess they just decided it was time for something better. Hopefully it’ll be considerably more enjoyable than Caspa’s Everybody’s Talking, Nobody’s Listening. I don’t care what anybody says about that god damn album, it’s shit and every copy deserves to be melted into slag and buried in a volcano. Apart from that ‘Lon-Don City’ track…that’s pretty cool…
El-B – Cruiser
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