Next month sees the release of the second Round Black Ghosts compilation, which rounds up the best of last year's techno-friendly dubstep releases.
With Scuba's Sub.Stance club nights at Berghain and releases on Hessle Audio and Apple Pips being mastered at Dubplates & Mastering, it seems apparent that there is a growing connection between dubstep and the German capital. The Round Black Ghosts series serves to highlight this ongoing synergy, highlighting some of the best productions that have caught the ears of the A&R at Stefan Betke's ~scape label. Betke (aka Pole) has again compiled the release with help from fellow Berlin residents Barbara Preisinger and Tim Tetzner, who have all been championing this sound in their sets for the last couple of years.
Peverelist, Untold, Ramadanman and Martyn all contributed to the first Round Black Ghosts, and they appear again here. Kode9's propulsive remix of Badawi's "Den Of Drumz" marks his debut for the series, whilst Scuba, TRG and Kontext also contribute productions for the first time.
01. Peverelist & Appleblim - Circling
02. TRG - Ghetto Romance
03. Zed Bias - The Cauldron (Instrumental)
04. Scuba - Bleach
05. Pole - Alles Gute
06. Martyn - Vancouver
07. Ramadanman- Blimey
08. Untold - Yukon
09. Kode 9 vs. Badawi - Den Of Drumz
10. Martyn - Natural Selection (Flying Lotus' Cleanse mix)
11. Kontext - Blinkende Stjerne