by Magnetic Man
Released: Apr 2011
Skream, Benga and Artwork served their time in dubstep's trenches, turning out some of the genre's biggest underground hits. As Magnetic Man, they apply their experience to the pop arena, enlisting vocalists like Ms. Dynamite, Katy B and John Legend in songs like the trance-inflected "Perfect Stranger" and the yearning ballad "Getting Nowhere." Elsewhere, titles like "Anthemic" and "Crossover" make their ambitions explicit; in the tradition of albums like Goldie's Timeless and Roni Size's New Forms, it's a snapshot of a sound that's all grown up and ready to conquer new worlds.