UK bass pioneer, DJ, label owner, ex-pro basketball player, straight talking dubstep champion, dopest ghost: Caspa can be introduced in many ways. But the best is through his beats. His decade-deep discography has dented dances since dubstep’s earliest chapters. Over three studio albums, four mix compilations, 30+ singles and many high-profile remixes including Depeche Mode, The Prodigy, Deadmau5, Kaskade, Swedish House Mafia, Grand Puba, Ludacris, Miike Snow and TC, his precision heavyweight productions have been released on eminent labels such as Digital Soundboy and Tempa as well as his own influential imprints DubPolice and Subsoldiers. Both iconic dubstep brands that have played a major role in the worldwide dubstep phenomenon and boasted the earliest work of some of the scene’s most respected creative artists like L-Wiz, Subscape, The Others, Emalkay and Caspa’s partner in grime Rusko.
DJ-wise he’s just as renowned: West London to Cape Town via USA, Australia, India and beyond, Caspa demonstrates how uncompromised club dynamics can work from some of the world’s most iconic festival stages (Glastonbury, Sonar, EDC Vegas, Dour Festival) to some of the world’s most respected club institutions such as Fabric whose mix CD series featured his and Rusko’s era-defining, generation-inspiring ‘Fabriclive 37’ album.
Fast forward: Caspa continues to innovate at the heart of UK bass culture. From 2014’s lean, molten back-to-basics ‘500’ concept to 2017’s sub-stacked ‘Vibrations’ series by way of his and Rusko’s rule-wrecking slew of genre-burning EPs and well into the future, Caspa continues to push the music he lives his life for in many ways. But the best has yet to come.
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