Zomby's Where Were You In 92? is ridiculously great, a homage (but not a pastiche) to early 90s hardcore rave/jungle, with a few dubstep elements thrown in (wobbly bass mostly). It wuz robbed of a Mercury Prize nomination!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPxPyEr1 ... PL&index=1
This has got me checking out a lot of the original early 90s hardcore stuff, as well as some early jungle. The Bizzy B compilation on Planet Mu is ridiculously great. I missed all this stuff first time round, so it's been fun catching up.
Finding the whole dubstep/crunk/baltimore/hip-hop/techno mashup you're seeing in producers like Zomby, Joker, Starkey and Glasgow's own Rustie and Hudson Mohawke a true groove sensation. Joker is playing Numbers in Glasgow in a couple of weeks. Will have to take time out of my dissertation madness for that. I don't really see Numbers or Ballers Social Club as particularly druggy nights. Well, Numbers more so perhaps, but not as much a big techno night like Pressure. The atmosphere is always good anyway, and the bass, mmmmm, it's like a sexy sonic bath.
Also loving the cosmic disco of Lindstrom and Prins Thomas. So lush! II is one of the best albums of the year, and as it's less club oriented than some of their other stuff, I imagine it would find favour with fans of post-rock, ambient and Krautrock.