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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
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1 Hyperdub

The label that launched a thousand ships. Steve Goodman, aka Kode9, is an artist and producer without boundaries. He is a force lightyears ahead of the curve, locking in some of the biggest names and releases across the low-end stratosphere over the past decade. From the dawn of dubstep’s poster boy Burial, to The Bug, Zomby, The Spaceape, Babyfather, Flowdan, Ikonika, Endgame and more, Hyperdub has been blowing minds since its conception in 2004; making it one for the heads and the history books.

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2 Hotflush Recordings

Hotflush Recordings is the brainchild of esteemed producer and DJ, Scuba. Founded in 2003, the imprint is behind some of dubstep’s earliest expansions into lighter, post-era sounds. From Joy O’s ‘Hyph Mngo’ to Mount Kimbie’s ‘Carbonated’ and ‘Maybes’, it played a key role in pushing talent out from the underground, tapping Loefah, Toasty, Pangea and Benga for releases before transitioning into more techno-driven territory.

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