2562 - Aerial

Album Review by Steve Glencross | 23 May 2008
  • 2562
Album title: Aerial
Artist: 2562
Label: Tectonic Recordings
Release date: 2 Jun 2008

Tectonic is one of the true standout labels on the dubstep scene, with Pinch aka Rob Ellis running the show. His latest recruit is 2562, a cutting edge Dutch producer with a growing reputation for fusing deep non-formula dubstep and atmospheric techno. After several killer 12’s comes Aerial, an album that shows the impressive skills and depth he’s capable of as a producer. Standouts include the mighty Moog Dub, a staggered stepper cut, drawing on both dancehall and techno influences. Then there’s Channel Two, a killer off-beat held together by deep tech strings and heavy hitting bass structure, plus the breaks cut Enforcers, a superb bass roller with heavy dubbed out effects. Also worth a mention is Greyscale: moody, grainy beats reminiscent of the sound Burial has perfected over the last year. On this form 2562 stands out in the same way as Kode9, Pinch or Appleblim do, producing a truly unique sound. A class act.