Plastician might be the hardest working person in bass music. Between his weekly Rinse show, running Terrorhythm (seemingly single-handed) and being a new(ish) father it’s surprising he has any time for the studio, yet here he is making back-to-back power moves. Last week he premiered “London Living” with Jammz, combining one of the hottest MCs of grime’s new wave with absolute fire production. This week he premiered “Back Then”, an older production of his with the most hyped MC on the planet, Skepta. These moves are already getting Plastician heaps of hype, and as he’s rolled with Skepta and his also-hyped brother JME for over a decade (not to mention being a foundational member of both grime and dubstep) no one is more deserving.
While we’re talking about Plastician, don’t miss his Lights Out mix from May, that emotional, no-talking radio show is sure to go down as one of the best mixes this year.
Also, it should be mandatory for anyone remotely involved in bass music to catch his recent two hour interview on Rhythm&Cash. Take notes, there’s a ton of history there, from pirate radio to grime to dubstep to how things work (or don’t work) in this weird industry. You can listen to the old Rinse Sessions mix they discuss on Youtube.
Don’t forget you can catch him play a set at Stilldream this summer.