Real Name:
John Hislop
Culprate’s musical intuition started at the age of just 13 when he decided to learn the guitar. By the age of 15, Culprate’s passion and creativity really came into bloom as he was introduced to electronic music, and of course how to produce it, at college. From then on it was simply a matter of time before his driven persona and growing production skills resulted in mind blowing anthems, tearing their way through clubs around the world.

Having established various releases on various record labels, the time has come for Culprate to gain some real direction. The 5 Star EP, set for a release on Inspected Records in December 2012 marks a new era for Culprate. Aptly named, the EP is massively anticipated, and has already gained the support from the likes of KOAN Sound, Gemini & Skrillex. Admittedly, Culprate's releases have always been a tad sporadic, but the 5 Star EP is certainly the result of careful planning and meticulous attention to detail.

It's fair to say that Culprate is a household name in the underground world of dubstep. However, he is far from content, admitting recently he would love to get his hands on some hardware to take his production to the next level. And with influences ranging from Squarepusher to Amon Tobin, only Culprate could tell you what sort of production the future holds. But from what we’ve seen already, we know it’ll be good.

Culprate Discography


GRDLP003 Culprate Flatline (Album) Gradient Audio GRDLP003 US 2011
GRDLP004 Culprate Colours(9xFile, Album, MP3, 320) Gradient Audio GRDLP004 US 2011
OUT001 Culprate Deliverance (Album) Not On Label OUT001 UK 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DSAW001 Culprate / Suspect (9) & Switchdubs Culprate / Suspect (9) & Switchdubs - Don't Do That / Rotary(12") Dubsaw Recordings DSAW001 US 2009 Sell This Version
DSAW003 Funtcase / Culprate / Physical (2) + Xzist Funtcase / Culprate / Physical (2) + Xzist - Fuuuuk! / Don't Do That (Flux Pavilion Remix) / Giant Dubsaw Recordings DSAW003 US 2010 Sell This Version
DSAW004 Culprate Trench Foot / Flagrance(12") Dubsaw Recordings DSAW004 US 2010 Sell This Version
DSAW006 Balkansky & Culprate Balkansky & Culprate - Sundrome / Android Dubsaw Recordings DSAW006 UK 2011 Sell This Version
INSP004 Culprate 5 Star EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Inspected Records INSP004 UK 2011
WPR001 Culprate Curious George VIP / B-Side(12") White Peach WPR001 UK 2011 Sell This Version
INSP010 Culprate Nightmares In Reality EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Inspected Records INSP010 UK 2012
DUBLINE 012 Culprate Sodden / Nightmare(12") Dubline Audio DUBLINE 012 UK 2012 Sell This Version
INSP016 Culprate The Great Expedition(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Inspected Records INSP016 UK 2013


none Culprate Summer Lovin' (Best Of Unheard 2005-2009)(5xFile, Comp, MP3, 320) Not On Label (Culprate Self-Released) none Europe 2012


PLANET003 Culprate Caliginous Bastille(5xFile, MP3, 320) Planet Terror Records PLANET003 UK 2008
DSAWD001 Culprate Grave Robber(File, MP3, 320) Dubsaw Recordings DSAWD001 US 2009
PLANET022, Culprate Avian Life On Mars Will Be...(6xFile, MP3, 320) Planet Terror Records, Dubsaw Recordings PLANET022, UK 2010
SECTION8DUB050D Brainpain + Culprate Brainpain + Culprate - F.U.(2xFile, MP3, 320) Section 8 Records SECTION8DUB050D UK 2012
DISC005 Dodge & Fuski vs. Culprate Dodge & Fuski vs. Culprate - Vice(File, MP3, 320) Disciple Recordings DISC005 UK 2013
DISC005B Dodge & Fuski vs. Culprate Dodge & Fuski vs. Culprate - Vice (Phetsta Remix)(File, MP3, 320) Disciple Recordings DISC005B UK 2013