GENRE | WUBWUBWUB
VERDICT | GRIMYSPACEYDUB
LABEL | TUBA RECORDS
Exponentially increasing in popularity these past few years, dubstep very much reflects our 21st century Generation Y culture. The scene, a mash-up of electronic artistry hypnotizing today’s youth, is one that a city like Boston is more than familiar with. Enter our own AxH with their first full-length LP Push Back.
From the first few songs, AxH make evident their brand of dark and dirty dubstep. “Dreams” introduces their spacey electronics, while mid-album tracks “Bongo Bad” and “Transporter” show off pulsating percussive patterns.
Those looking for an intense drop may be disappointed, as AxH’s grimy brand of dub calls for more brooding bass present throughout the entire track.
At over an hour, the sounds and atmosphere overstay their welcome, making the album feel incredibly bloated. It’s interesting that the first track, a “refix” of the Grizzly track “Dead,” feels the liveliest. Maybe AxH should stick to the remix game.