Sunday, 18 August 2013
It's not dubstep, but it's got everything that made dubstep's earliest movements so exciting. And by everything, of course, we mean 'anything': the drums draw rhythms from everything from UK funky to halfstep to techno to halftime kuduro, while the groove and atmosphere stems from a handful of disparate sound snippets - not afraid of keeping it minimal. In fact if there's one thing that could be stretched out as a definition across all of Lamont's output, it's that he's never trying to make just one thing and that, in fact, he wants to get as much of his musical pedigree as possible into every track. Go and listen to his 'Bangclap' remix if you feel like you might still need a further convincer.
There's a vocal snippet run throughout here suggesting that 'the people of this country need to be awakened', and it's a statement that Lamont seems more than willing to challenge.
Download: Lamont - Awake