DA’s Sunday Morning Medicine: Mellow Dubstep Edition
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
This week’s edition of SMM features five dubstep tracks of the gentler nature. I hesitate to even call these tracks “dubstep,” as the term tends to connote disorderly loudness these days (not to mention a few of them may be better classified as breakbeat). Regardless, the following five tracks are some of the cleanest, lightest bass music tunes around. Sink in to the 140 bpm delightfulness of Blackmill, Phaeleh, Zeds Dead, High Rankin, and Neutralize.
1. Blackmill is a sacred name in the world of chilled out bass music. His remix of Coldplay’s “Trouble” is as therapeutic as Sunday morning music gets.
2. No collection of mellow dubstep tunes would be complete without Phaeleh, and “Here Comes the Sun” is one of the best tracks off his recent LP Tides.
3. Zeds Dead’s remix of TEED’s “Household Goods” may be one of their most mellowest cuts to date, but it also happens to be one of their most compelling.
4. Motorcycle’s “As the Rush Comes” is something of an iconic track in the trance world. High Rankin maintains the visceral vibe while adding some delectable bass.
5. The truest dubstep track on the list, Neutralize’s “Where You Should Be” channels a similar vibe to Seven Lions and Xilent with its ultra-clean production.