March 17th, 2015

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 Minutes of L-Wiz

A Bass Education

Our mission to teach the history of our dubstep genre would be incomplete without an attempt to explain how the latest 30 Minutes of Bass education artists helped create and future the Scandinavian scene. Claes Rosén and Ola Naslund became friends at an early age, attending the same school in...

March 8th, 2015

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of D1

A Bass Education

Dwayne Marsh, as far as we can tell, was always bound to be a musician. The son of a jungle and techno producing father and a mother who used to sing, music was part of Marsh's life from the beginning. In a 2011 interview with Bigup Mag, the musician explained how he could play the piano by 7 years...

February 9th, 2015

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Synkro

A Bass Education

With a broad palette of releases in the bass realm, it's undeniable that Synkro deserves a place in our mix series. Joe McBride is a musician in the truest sense of the word - but there is no denying that dubstep and the "essence of bass" has influenced him and the music he's created. In a...

February 2nd, 2015

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Headhunter

A Bass Education

Anthony 'Tony' Williams, the man behind Headhunter and, in more recent years, Addison Groove, has created an impressive discography. It's a discography that's shaped the dubstep sound as we know it. Inspired by the Bristol music scene, its significance on the producer's formative years...

January 12th, 2015

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Joker

A Bass Education

Like with many dubstep producers, it’s hard to put Joker in a box. If anything, Liam McLean has come to influence the dubstep sound with a lineup of records that suggest the Bristolian will leave as big a mark as some of the other legends of the genre. Next to his discography, the successful DJ and...

December 29th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of V.I.V.E.K

A Bass Education

In just under a decade, Vivek Sharda - or V.I.V.E.K as you'll probably know him - has become known for his efforts in pushing sound system music and culture. Since the producer's first release (2007's OTE001 via On The Edge), combined with outstanding releases on the Deep Medi and Tectonic...

December 15th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of RSD

A Bass Education

If one would speak in terms of (bass) heritage, RSD is arguably the most valuable player yet in the 30 minutes series. As a member of the groundbreaking Bristolian triphop/breakbeat outfit Smith & Mighty, he was involved in laying a foundation for artists like Massive Attack (whose first...

December 1st, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Vex’d

A Bass Education

The drive for innovation in sound is what signifies Vex’d. The duo, producing a combination of London and Bristol-inspired dubstep, were responsible for a debut album Mary Anne Hobbs described as “the single most accomplished and important record in album form of the genre”...  Roly...

November 24th, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Kode9 & The Spaceape

A Bass Education

“At war with the body, at war with time” Samuel Gordon, possibly contemplating his own life, on one of his most recent (and sadly, last) brilliant lyrical flows... In a rare (and therefore highly recommended) interview with Motoko Kusanagi, the vocalist and poet explained his reserved,...

November 3rd, 2014

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By: FatKidOnFire

30 minutes of Kromestar

A Bass Education

Describing Kromestar in a few words is a frustrating affair - as it always seems to result in an inaccurate description of the producer's grandeur... South London-bred R. Kalsi (does anyone actually know Kromestar’s first name?!) has made music under several aliases, starting off with grime/...