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12 of the most influential grime and dubstep labels of the last decade

Two of the decade's most defining musical movements

  • Jasmine Kent-Smith
  • 14 June 2017

Of all the trends, fusions and cross-genre mutations we’ve witnessed within dance music over the past ten years, the furious explosion of dubstep and the cataclysmic expansion of grime have been two of the decade's most defining musical movements.

Back in 2007, the early wave had been unleashed by Mary Anne Hobbs’ Dubstep Warz and flooded over the scene in a wash of sub-bass and empty space. DMZ was in full swing, and Plastic People was the bubbling hedonistic hot-bed of all things FWD>>, drawing in the likes of Mala, Ben UFO, Burial, Skepta and James Blake. This inspired a seminal selection of producers who went on to push the power of 140bpm onto a global landscape.

From the figureheads of dubstep to the future of grime, take a look at some of the most influential imprints of last decade below.

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