Dubstep Drama: The Official Soundtrack To Dubplate Drama
...Series 2. Rinse is proud to present Dubstep Drama, the official soundtrack to the Channel 4 television series, Dubplate Drama II. It's the opening episode of Dubplate Drama's second series and aspiring MC Dionne (played by real-life MC Shystie) is about to spark a chain of events that will tip her world upside-down. Cousin Warren's back in town and he's already causing big trouble -- specifically, he's having a party in their Grandma's flat. But what's that simmering away as the soundtrack to our entry back into Dubplate World? It's 20-year-old South Londoner Benga's raw, hypnotic dubstep anthem, "Live Drums." Race through the 12 rollercoaster episodes, and you'll hear the sound of Croydon's baddest bassheads percolating under the increasingly heavy drama, adding next-level suspense and a whole new sonic dimension. The Rinse FM of the show is obviously inspired by the Rinse FM of real life. Rinse advised on "pirate authenticity" for the show. Not only did they answer important questions on, say, what exactly a pirate radio aerial should look like, but also set up the fictional station studio, just to make sure everything was just right. Dubstep, a once-niche concern in places like Croydon, Chapeltown and Easton, has turned into a force, gathering pace in Osaka, Melbourne and Helsinki. Listen hard enough, and you'll hear the sparse remnants of '80s soul, heavy rave, molecule-shifting dub, Valium jungle and energetic, shadowy garage, all spun up into something positive and powerful. Forwards! Other artists include: Skream, Benga, Geeneus, Zinc, Headhunter, Shotz , Footsie and Wonder.