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VITAL LABEL: STUDIO ROCKERS

Future-thinking post-dubstep stable

Early Studio Rockers releases fell mainly into the dubstep and post-dubstep realm, but now “it's a melting pot of music with influences ranging from techno, funk, soul, dub, jazz, drum & bass, future garage, hip-hop, electro, dubstep and everything else in"

Who's behind it?

Tony Thorpe, an underground electronic music legend who's been involved in many pioneering projects over the past 25 years. From his involvement in post-punk industrial outfit 400 Blows to his work with mischievous acid house mavericks The KLF, to his seminal dub techno project Moody Boyz and lately his 'Globe Stepping' album, Tony has lived through many scenes — and sure knows his onions.

Sounds like?

Early Studio Rockers releases fell mainly into the dubstep and post-dubstep realm, but now “it's a melting pot of music with influences ranging from techno, funk, soul, dub, jazz, drum & bass, future garage, hip-hop, electro, dubstep and everything else in-between”, according to Tony himself.

Who's on it?

Eskmo, Hackman, Cotti, Jazzsteppa, The Widdler, and up-and-coming acts such as Albert, Marcel Lune, Lewis Badwan, Nuphlo, Bunny On Acid and Nad.

Who's playing it?

“We get plays from all kinds of DJs,” says Tony. “From Mary Anne Hobbs, Gilles Peterson and Laurent Garnier to Horsepower, Mala and Pinch.”

What's next?

Lots and lots of amazing music, which DJ Mag has had selective previews of. “Next up we have the 'Luney Choons' EP by Marcel Lune, the new Lewis Badwan EP, a new 12' by Nuphlo, plus material from Bunny On Acid,” says Tony. “Also, I'm just putting the finishing touches to the next instalment of the 'Studio Rockers At The Controls' compilation series, and with any luck you may be getting some new Moody Boyz music too.”

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