Although a relatively new addition to the world of underground dubstep, Sleeper‘s Crucial Recordings imprint has already garnered an unprecedented reputation within the scene for unearthing some of bass music’s most forward-thinking, up-and-coming minds; with each release managing to set a new standard for the infinite potential of the multifaceted dubstep sound. Crucial’s ever-expanding catalogue excels in boasting the inventive capabilities of the genre, while constantly surprising fans with a roster of unexpected and unconventional releases.
Crucial’s latest release comes in the form of a four-track, three-way collaborative release entitled Ghettonomics (CRUCIAL010) from labelhead, Sleeper, and fellow Crucial Recordings artists Thelem and Mesck. Showcasing an infectious and energetic hybrid dubstep/hip-hop style, Ghettonomics delivers both technical depth and ingenuity as well as undeniable staying power on the dancefloor. Striking a unique balance between the attitude and percussion of its hip-hop influences with the strength and weight of the dubstep sound, Ghettonomics stands as an electric collection with both a wide appeal and unmistakably fresh perspective.
You can grab Ghettonomics exclusively through Crucial Recording’s Bandcamp starting today, one week before the EP is officially released to the rest of the world. Whether digital or vinyl is your preferred format, you can lock your own copy in here.