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Darkstar were "post dubstep" before, whichever bored journalist who coined the term, existed.  Labelled  a cross between Radiohead, garage and some synthy Cali rock/pop band all rapped up and made to stew in dubstep and bass weight for a good few months, serve with gravy and peppered sauce for best results.

After a bucket load of  time spent on their first album , they decided that it was actually shit and binned the entire thing. Which meant the duo were literally gearing up for life on the streets, not in the urban bad man way, more like the skint artist out on their arse kind of way.

Luckily though they sorted their shiz out, and the album dropped late last year. This is not mainstream, nor is it for a club. It is a kind of dubstep, bass sound reserved for personal reflection and meditation, beautiful, ambient and perfect for chillin the fck out. Or if your into the dark arts or twisted sexy stuff maybe some of that too.

Check out a sick live mix through the jump HERE



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  • so so so so good!!!!

    Kate June 20, 2011 8:15 PM Reply
  • amazing!!!:D

    ~DaPhNe~ June 20, 2011 8:17 PM Reply
  • funny how you take photos that dont belong to you and post them up with your watermark. give appropriate credit and links or take the images down.

    walker mccullough June 20, 2011 8:22 PM Reply
  • For the most part, though, they dropped a lot of the garage/dubstep rhythmic elements for their album and went for a primarily 4×4 sound, making them some kind of very dark, synthy house. Very different, but I loved it. Gold was a brilliant Human League cover, and I am ever a fan of the YMO-era technopop stuff, so it was nice to hear a nod to the influences.

    Alice June 21, 2011 4:43 AM Reply

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