The world of dubstep is going through a facelift and a foundational shift. As labels and DJs are consolidating power, the key figures are figuring out ways to bring the next phase forward. Infuze is one name trying to establish his own stake and his new Release Yourself EP via Datsik‘s Firepower Records is part of that. I mentioned the EP in an interview with Infuze last week and the NYC-based DJ and producer gave his own thoughts on dubstep and it’s future:
“I would like to think that because all the stuff I make is super melodic, I think based on crowd reaction at parties and stuff like that, it always seems that stuff gets the biggest reaction. I personally think that dubstep moving forward will have a much more melodic element then dubstep when it got really big a few years back. I could just be partial to the melodic sound but I definitely think people react to that and y’know people react to hooks and I think that’s why Skrillex got so big. He made all these wild sounds but at the end of the day, his songs are super hooky and same for that’s why Flux Pavilion got big, too. I think the only way it’ll survive is if it maintains some kind of way that a track can be remembered three years later because there was a period coming out was just like the same sound over and over, and everybody got bored with it.”
Now with that in mind, stream the EP, and if you like it, cop it!