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FACT Mix 202: D1

FACT Mix 202: D1

Playing tracks by

D1, Subscape, SHM, Benga, Kutz and more.

This morning’s FACT mix comes from one of dubstep’s first titans, D1.

Known as Dwayne Marsh to his parents, D1 cemented his place in dubstep’s history books with a series of releases in the genre’s DMZ and Tempa dominated half-step days, amongst them the incredible ‘Crack Bong’, a track whose brittle drums, time-stretched samples and warped main pulse, made it perhaps the scariest thing dubstep had produced at that point in its history.

D1′s release schedule isn’t prolific, but when the 12″s drop they matter. 2008’s V2 and V3 EPs for Tempa were firm favourites among dubstep fans, while ‘Sorrow’ remains one of the genre’s greatest unreleased dubplates. This year, Marsh released ‘Jus Business/Pitcher’, a Dub Police single that continues the bounding propulsion of D1′s past work while looking to UK hardcore and rave for inspiration.

His FACT mix centres around his own dubplates, with that combination of punchy highs and rumbling basslines that fans of D1 will instantly recognise.