Infrasonics Records represents the Dubstep London based music label launched in 2008 and run by Spatial.
In late 2008 Spatial subverted the UK bass scene by releasing a limited 10” on his newly christened Infrasonics imprint. The expansion of dubstep’s horizon with a technoid garage hybrid combined with the minimal aesthetic of the design and information reticence proved compelling in an age of categorisation and communication overload. The release scored an instant Boomkat single of the week and all but sold out inside two weeks.
Some years ago, some dubstep producers delved deeply into their sound banks to explore the space between musical elements, creating a new evolution in the sound. Others relied on the sheer viciousness of their bass lines to move people. The completely and utterly anonymous Spatial thankfully falls into the former category and this numerically titled 10-inch, and the two accompanying free downloads, thrusts the recent 2-step infected movement of producers like Geiom and Ramadanman into a more considered and glitchy direction.
Spatial’s subsequent two 10”s were equally well received, allowing him to expand the Infrasonics output with a series of split 12”s by other artists that challenged stylistic boundaries. Many reference points have been drawn in reviews of his music but none confidently define a sound that draws on a huge range of influences and continues to morph with each release. The consistencies are UK rave references, bass weight and an increasingly prevalent focus on energy in the material – thus receiving solid support in London, the wider UK and across the globe.
As an in-demand DJ, spatial’s sets traverse a breadth of bass centric styles centered around rawkus energy with brief refrains into deeper, more abstract material that play on tension and release. He’s played a host of underground parties in the UK and Europe whilst making appearances at festivals such as Club Transmediale, Freerotation and Unsound.
He recently made his debut appearance in the US tearing up the revered Dubwar party in NYC. Showcase mixes have appeared for FACT magazine, Samurai FM, Wefearsilence and Unsound with label press from Wire, Resident Advisor, Mixmag, FACT, IDJ, De:Bug and XLR8R.