J: What have you been involved with of late?
K: The 'scene' now has a life of its own beyond anyone geographical location, although still rooted in South London. There are different forces pulling it in different directions. It remains to be seen whether it will do anymore than follow a standard evolutionary progression.
J: You have had a chance to play this music all over the world now, what has been the response to it in comparison to London? Has it found a second home off shore yet?
K: New York has been good with the Dubwar parties and I think there is stuff happening on the West coast of the US. There are good little scenes in Germany and Holland. To be honest, I'm more excited about spreading the music further east, China, Japan, Russia etc. I think that will be much more unpredictable.
J: At the moment there seems to be a lot of excitement in the press about dubstep being the new underground sound. What do you think is causing this and do you see it as a good thing?
K: There is a lot of hype around just now. I just think the music has reached that critical threshold, with a number of albums coming, DMZ attracting regularly 7-800 people, Forward going weekly etc. It helps promote the music, but it can be a distraction from making music sometimes.
Top 5 (Sept06)
The Bug feat. Flow Dan - 'War'
Kode9 - 'Far Away'
Digital Mystikz - 'Left Leg Out'
Frankie Solar - 'Konfuzed'
Skream feat. JME - 'Tapped'