Quintessential Dubstep Labels

By skttr skttr
updated over 6 years ago

Integral labels in the birth and development of dubstep/dark UK garage.

  1. Hyperdub

    Originator, innovator.

  2. Tectonic

    Serious bassweight on early releases. Lush techno hybrid on 2562's albums.

  3. 3

    Tempa

    Tempa

    Arguably the single most integral label in dubstep, transitioning from UK garage.

  4. Big Apple Records

    Seminal label and record store.

  5. 5

    DMZ

    DMZ

  6. Hotflush Recordings

    Despite no longer releasing much dubstep, the back-catalogue of Hotflush is full of integral dark 2-step/breakstep and techno hybrid tunes.