Although he has always avoided the media attention other artists on the scene have successfully pursued (think of Guido, Joker or Appleblim, to name just a few examples), Tom Ford has not moved from the very centre of Bristol’s dubstep scene in five years. His story draws a three-sided polygon whose vortexes are Punch Drunk Records (the label he’s been running since the mid-2000’s), Rooted Records (his record store, an institution of the Bristol bass scene) and the growing list of his own tracks and remixes as Peverelist, released by labels like Tectonic, Skull Disco, Apple Pips and Punch Drunk. So when it comes to compiling more than five years of Bristol-made dubstep, his is surely the most legitimate voice.
The boss of the Punch Drunk label has selected 26 cuts for “Worth the Weight: Bristol Dubstep Classics”, a double compilation album that will hit retailers on 8th November. The album also features graphic material (photographs, mainly) and biographical texts written by Gutterbreakz, a pioneer dubstep blogger. Lessons in recent history.
Var.- Worth the Weight: Bristol Dubstep Classics CD 101. Pinch ‘Midnight Oil’ 02. Peverelist ‘The Grind’ 03. Gatekeeper ‘Tense Past’ 04. Peverelist ‘Roll with the Punches’ 05. Appleblim ‘Vansan’ 06. Pinch ‘Qawwali’ 07. Forsaken ‘Hypnotise’ 08. Headhunter ’7th Curse’ 09. RSD ‘Pretty Bright Light’ 10. Komonazmuk ‘Bad Apple’ 11. Appleblim & Peverelist ‘Circling’ 12. Pinch ‘Lazarus’ 13. Forsaken ft Mr Jo ‘Into the Sunset’