Album: Magnetic Man, Magnetic Man (Columbia)
Sunday 10 October 2010
Think dubstep and you conjure up darkened dancefloors and shuddering basslines.
Magnetic Man – the collective formed by Benga, Skream and Artwork – beg you to think again. In a bid for mainstream acceptance, the south Londoners have swapped head-nodding beats with floaty synths and tracks such as "Boiling Water" wouldn't sound out of place in a naff holiday resort.
There are notable exceptions, though, such as "Fire" feat Ms Dynamite. It's bouncy, chart-friendly and decidedly undubsteppy.
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
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