Subtle Sound System
HEADLAND / SKETCH / ILL-FIGZ / FLINT
An artist with minimal online presence and who keeps himself to himself, Commodo is one of an increasingly rare few who make waves through the strength of their music alone. He builds bass-focussed beats with soul and substance that never perpetuate a formula, distancing himself from contemporaries with ingenious sampling and sound design influenced by his long-time affinity with the vibrancy of hiphop. Regardless of whether it’s the tough, dread-pressurised bassweight of his dancefloor-leaning productions or the tonally rich and immersive qualities of his more cerebral work, his scrupulous studio techniques are evidenced by the resounding freshness and longevity of his tracks both new and old. His inherently unique and accomplished production style earned him recognition right from the outset of his ascendancy and garnered early attention from a host of key figures within the dubstep community; finding a natural home for his music at the bastion of low frequency excellence, Deep Medi Musik.
Having already accumulated a gem-laden discography, there is undoubtedly much more to come from Commodo. The accolades keep rolling in; he has twice had music featured on the seminal mix series ‘Dubstep Allstars’, twice won ‘Best Remix’ at Dubstepforum's 2013 Awards with his interpretation of the Medi classic 'Miracles', received worldwide radio play and bookings across Europe and the U.S. and, closer to home, has duppied dancefloors at DMZ, Subdub/Exodus, FWD>> and System. It's shaping up to be an exciting future for a guy who will continue to challenge himself musically, explore new BPMs and aesthetics, innovate and cement his reputation as one of the UK underground’s best-regarded producers.