Cape Town's Pure Solid Calls This "Robot Army Music"
When it comes to cut time dubstep beats, the harder the snare the better. You hear it half as much as you do in a regular time break, so it should really crack and leave an impression until the next one hits. Cape Town’s Pure Solid has got the snare sound down with there brand of South African dubstep. Clicks, snaps, and gunshots are accompanied by sounds likely made by Transformers who have turned to the Decepticon side. No wonder the cover of Ghetto Dubs looks like a screaming Megatron.
Dplanet provides the music while visual artist Spooky creates the imagery for Pure Solid. Their EP Ghetto Dubs just dropped recently and it features the chopped up vocals of some of Cape Town’s illest MCs. There are plenty of womp womp synth sounds that occasionally mimic a tribal sound, but mainly stick to the deliciously jarring feel of really hard dubstep.
Ghetto Dubs cracks you over the head with ten tracks, displaying Dplanet’s proficiency with sound layering. He describes it as “Robot Army Music.” If that statement intrigues you, have a listen to one track from Ghetto Dubs and you’ll understand completely. Listen to “Street Life” below or hear the whole EP here.
Pure Solid – “Street Life”