Mary Anne Hobbs does dubstep

By Dan Cole

Still perplexed by dubstep?

Don’t know the difference between your Burial and your Benga?

Do you feel like you’re missing out on one of the most exciting genres in 2008?

Well, Mary Anne Hobbs has created the answer.

Mary Anne Hobbs, host of BBC Radio 1’s experimental DJ show, and all round legend within the dubstep community, interviews the likes of Mala and N-Type in ‘Dubstep Souljahs’, an documentary that takes an insightful look into modern day dubstep.

Aired on prime time radio on the 7th of February during Pete Tong’s ‘In New Music We Trust’ show, the documentary has helped to bring dubstep into today’s limelight and provides interesting listening whether you are new to the scene or have been churning out dubs for the past 5 years.

The show also has a massive track listing featuring the likes of Loefah, Pinch and Kode 9.

Spearheading the movement to bring this show to peak time radio is the mass airplay of Benga and Coki’s ‘Night’, forthcoming on Tempa recordings.

Now being played on daytime radio, ‘Night’ is surely going to be the biggest dubstep tune so far.

You can listen to the show again by clicking on this link for ‘Dubstep Souljahs’ on the BBC — it’s essential listening.