Caspa & Rusko release second collaborative EP ‘2’
A little over a year to the day that dubstep stalwarts Caspa and Rusko announced they were reuniting, the duo have released their second EP in as many months. While their first EP 1 was prefaced by the classical dubstep of “Brixton Blowout,” their second, entitled 2, received no single release.
The three track affair kicks off with “Riddem Again,” a heavy original featuring basses that alternate between grinding, wobbling, and everything in between. Samples and airy synths hover above. The middle track, “Whiplash,” provides just that as a listening experience. Spacey open sections unfold briefly before crunchy, distorted basses come slashing in. The EP’s closer “Cup of Peace” leans heavily into dubstep’s reggae vibes featuring upbeat guitars, blaring horn lines, and an irrepressible shuffling backbeat.
In total, 2 provides fans and newcomers a glimpse into dubstep’s origins before the “bro-step” style became the norm, while also showcasing new directions that the two legends are pursuing.