In Fine Style
Released: Oct 2002
Horsepower Productions' debut album is a landmark moment in dubstep history, marking a turn from skippy U.K. garage toward a darker, bassier sound. Arriving in 2002, the album collected several singles already released on the Tempa label along with new material. The formula is simple: take 2-step's nimble, needle-nose percussion, add layers of reggae clang and send it scooting along atop heaving waves of bass. But Horsepower manage to keep the variations fresh, whether it's the addition of sprightly harpsichord ("Django's Revenge") or fat, techno-jazz synthesizers ("Stone Cold Soul Vibes").