Reviving the Old Dubstep Sound: GRAIL SOUNDS’ Debut Single on Deadbeats
Dubstep has come a long way since its inception in the early 2000s, with various subgenres and styles emerging and evolving. However, some fans still yearn for the classic sounds that were prominent around 2010-2014. Enter GRAIL SOUNDS, a new anonymous artist whose goal is to honor the “holy grails” of dubstep and revive the older sounds.
Leading the charge of embracing this older sound is Deadbeats, the label behind the new EP from Emalkay, The Others, and Subscape. GRAIL SOUNDS‘ debut single, “GULLY STRING,” is out now on Deadbeats, and it’s worth checking out if you’re a fan of the classic dubstep sound.
Emulating and Reviving the Older Sounds
GRAIL SOUNDS’ approach is straightforward: they aim to recreate and revive the older sounds of dubstep. The project doesn’t reinvent the wheel or claim to do so. Instead, it provides a refreshing take on the classic sound that many fans miss.
As a listener who discovered dubstep in the early 2010s, I remember the excitement of discovering artists like Skream, Benga, Rusko, Caspa, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, and Joker, who were all pioneers of the genre. However, nowadays, it feels like the sound has become homogenized, with fewer artists exploring the classic dubstep sound.
Honoring the “Holy Grails” of Dubstep
GRAIL SOUNDS’ debut single, “GULLY STRING,” pays homage to the classic sound that fans still love. The anonymous artist behind the project drew inspiration from the “holy grails” of dubstep, and the name GRAIL SOUNDS reflects this mission.
The track features heavy basslines, wobbly synths, and a haunting melody that transports listeners back to the heyday of dubstep. It’s a well-crafted piece that showcases GRAIL SOUNDS’ ability to capture the essence of the classic sound while adding their unique touch.
Deadbeats: Leading the Charge
Deadbeats, the label behind GRAIL SOUNDS’ debut single, appears to be at the forefront of embracing and reviving the older sound of dubstep. The label’s recent EP releases from Emalkay, The Others, and Subscape all pay homage to the classic sound that fans still love.
If you’re a fan of the classic dubstep sound and appreciate authenticity and purpose, GRAIL SOUNDS’ debut single, “GULLY STRING,” is a must-listen. It’s a refreshing take on the sound that many of us fell in love with and shows that the classic sound is still alive and well.