I’m not dubstep’s biggest fan. I have an appreciation for almost all bass-heavy music, but for some reason it has has never really clicked for me. However, once in awhile I hear something that tweaks my ear nozzle in just the right way. Mala’s tune “Alicia” does it for me and it does it BIG.
A good friend of mine, Angela, down in Houston hooked me up with it while I was complaining that the genre had no soul and only seemed to be about trying to cram as many filtered bass lines as possible into a five minute track. I think she did it just to prove me wrong and to a certain extent she has…it’s a pretty god damned great tune.
Preview it on YouTube:
Yes, I realize I’m almost 4 years behind the curve on this tune and I don’t have any defense against that charge. It was originally sold as a limited release single-sided white label. I’m sure the Alicia Keys samples in it weren’t cleared and that’s why it was only sold in a small lot of 500 never to be seen again.
If listening to it on Youtube isn’t enough for you then you can download the track here.
Also, if you want to hear more of the Mala/Loefah/DMZ dubstep sound, then I suggest you also check out the Digital Mystikz Essential Mix from February 2006.
Digital Mystikz – ‘ Misty Winter’ (Soul Jazz)
Digital Mystikz – ‘Earth A Run Red’ (Soul Jazz)
Loefah – ‘Left Right Left’ (Dubplate)
Digital Mystikz – ‘Blue Notez’ (Dubplate)
Digital Mystikz – ‘Serious’ (Dubplate)
Digital Mystikz – ‘Torture’ (Dubplate)
Digital Mystikz – ‘Haunted’ (Dubplate)
Skream – ‘Tapped’ (Tempa)
Digital Mystikz ‘Ancient Memories (Skream Remix)’
Loefah ‘Goat Stare’ (DMZ)
Digital Mystikz ‘Shattered’ (Dubplate)
Digital Mystikz ‘Left Leg Out’ (Dubplate)
Digital Mystikz ft Spen G ‘Anti-War Dub’ (DMZ)