Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1: Breezeblock Dubstep Warz (2006)
Then closely intertwined with the grime scene, the slow, bass-heavy sound of dubstep grew out of a London underground far more diverse than the bleached-out U.S. mainstream of today. Luckily, Mary Anne Hobbs — the influential radio DJ, then the host of the BBC 1 electronic show Breezeblock — captured the best movers and shakers on this 2006 episode. Featuring now-legendary acts like Digital Mystikz, Benga, Coki and Kode 9 — and some who have left dubstep behind, like Skream — the mix recalls a time when the genre truly allowed free-form experimentation. Once upon a time there was, indeed, a "dub" influence in dubstep.