At the start of 2010 Hi-Tech Editor Ben Rogerson predicted that 2010 would see dubstep making big waves in the mainstream, and he wasn’t wrong.
After a string of increasingly popular dubstep chart hits over the summer, the arrival of the debut album from Magnetic Man (above) - a supergroup of sorts made up of genre originators Skream, Artwork and Benga - saw the dubstep crossover well and truly completed. Ahead of the album release MusicRadar caught up with the band to talk through their setup and about the changing face of dubstep.
As for product releases, late October brought the unveiling of Gibson’s divisive digital-modelling guitar the Firebird X. We were in New York to see it in action for the first time.