For a scene that was once brewing quietly in the deepest darkest depths of South London, it’s remarkable to see Dubstep’s original spacious and organic sound influence heads as far afield as New Zealand.
With pioneers Truth leading the way, a thriving hub of 140 producers has been unearthed and among the brightest prospects are Perverse, aka Auckland City representatives Brett & Alex.
Inspired by a range of genres from the 808s and lean of hip hop to the twisted rhythms of hard Drum and Bass luminaries Noisia, Black Sun Empire and Spor, Perverse were drawn to production through their collective love of bass heavy music.
Purveyors of intensely dark and uncompromising eyes-down beats, their sound is exemplified by a precise control over shuddering sub frequencies and a minimal sparseness of construction reminiscent of early Loefah or Kryptic Minds.
Whilst their musical influences are notable, Perverse bring their own unique and refreshing take on the sound, with a repertoire of versatile riddims infused with intelligent syncopated beats and chest caving low end.
Perverse had their first release with Artikal Music back in April 2012 with the dark killers ‘The Iceman’, ‘Submerge’ and ‘Rigor Mortis’. The duo followed this in February 2013 with the deep tech sounds of ‘Tesla’, ‘Unexpected’ and the beautiful soundscape ‘Timelapse’.