2562-RA Podcast 203
Dave Huismans brings the techno and dubstep fusion on this week’s RA podcast.
Of the artists to emerge from the dialogue between techno and dubstep, The Hague’s Dave Huismans must be rated as one of the finest. His production roots are actually in broken beat and his Dogdaze moniker, but 2007 saw him launch the 2562 project on Pinch’s Tectonic Recordings, forging techno sounds to dubstep beat structures to great effect. While debut album Aerial was fairly singular and streamlined in its approach to the fusion of techno and dubstep, his sophomore effort showed a totally different side to Huismans’ sound. With more overt references to UK garage and house, Unbalance managed to scrape into the top ten of last year’s RA albums poll, with Oli Marlow calling it “a zenith for techno-tinged dubstep in 2009.”
He’s also been keeping busy with his A Made Up Sound moniker which operates in a slightly more conventional house and techno vein. Last year’s “Rework” on his own A Made Up Sound imprint and the four-track EP on Clone were essential releases if you like your 4/4 beats to be swung and bass-heavy, and those two adjectives are definitely something that you say about his effort for this week’s RA podcast.(RA)