Release Date: Oct 14, 2008
Record label: Tempa
Throwing jabs from the techno-heavy corner of the dubstep sound, producer Headhunter occupies the jittery territory mapped out by 2008’s Round Black Ghosts comp on ~scape or the lot that Appleblim selected for Dubstep Allstars: Vol. 6. Although his name made neither tracklist, Headhunter’s debut LP is rich with the danceable strain that dubstep audiences have consumed by the truckload in recent months.
Assuming the title for Headhunter’s first full-length was meant as a nod to the producer’s transient state during the record’s creation, Nomad could also characterize dubstep’s mobile evolution. Since breaking onto the global scene in 2006, the hulking bass lines and digital sashays that classify the genre have extended far outside their South London incubation. Perhaps the most compelling trajectory currently extends between Bristol and Berlin — an avenue that has cultivated the dubstep/techno synthesis which crystallized brilliantly in 2008.