8 Essential Second-Wave Dubstep Pioneers

3. Badawi
Badawi, a.k.a. Ras Mesinai, is a man light years ahead of his time. He is a sound architect by nature, constantly seeking ways to pave new paths for sounds not yet heard. His most recent project, The Index, is a new label created in collaboration with Dub War’s founder, Dave Q, and conceived as a platform to pursue experimental and abstract dubstep. His first release, February’s El Topo, strips the dubstep formula to its rawest elements, then layers it with spacey hints of dubtechno and minimal. Word is that Shackleton and Headhunter are on board to remix future productions. Check out an interview with Dave Q on the duo’s new collaboration.