2562 – Unbalance Oct 14, 2009

Dave Huismans, aka 2562‘s last release, Aerial remains in top circulation on my music library, well over a year past its release last summer. I first heard his music through Dubstep Allstars 6 and some of DJ Pinch’s mixtapes. I managed to catch him live in NYC one night and it’s safe to say, he’s pushing the envelope in the still ever-evolving genre of dubstep.

Bristol-based Tectonic recordings just released his newest album Unbalance and once again 2562 delivers. 2562 creates a universe far more ambiguous than Aerial. The tracks are more house-inspired and stray from the typical snare rhythms found in recent dubstep releases. Like Aerial, Unbalance will keep you flowing in your headphones and 2-stepping in a club, a feat that isn’t easily achieved.

‘Flashback’, ‘Dinosaur’, ‘Narita’ and ‘Love in Outer Space’ are the tracks on the album that stick out the most to me and while Unbalance lacks the spacious atmosphere and cohesive energy that Aerial had, it still plays from start to finish without any jarring moments. 2562 is meshing break beat, house, techno and dubstep almost flawlessly. The one thing that the album is missing are hooks, or catchy beats that djs would play in sets. Other than that, I have no complaints and it’s totally worth the buy.

I would classify this album with artists like Pinch, Martyn, Appleblim and Shed. Love the artwork too. A great piece by Vector Meldrew.

Martyn Great Lengths

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/juanm_photography/sets/ Juan M

    2562 ftmfw!!! :)

    check out his fact magazine mix.


    if you dig this.. i can point you to many others by the one like 2562 (^_^)


  • ladyrachel

    i listened to both a few times and i have to agree that aerial should stay in heavy rotation. there is a nice seamless flow to that album that makes it easy to listen to.
    as you stated his “meshing break beat, house, techno and dubstep almost flawlessly” is on point and something i appreciate, but off the bat, i’m really finding it hard to get into “unbalance.” it’s intelligent but i think it’s going to take time.
    i saw him last year at dubwar and found his set to be very techno driven-a genre i have never been one for. it was most interesting to watch everyone’s response to his tracks…it seemed like at least 3/4 of the crowd didn’t really know what to do with it. that says a lot…he’s pushing boundaries and that deserves most respect.
    thanks for the files!

  • http://www.ehvfxd.net Shame

    Den Haag!!!

  • bubble

    hey i know this is kind of old and i hope you get to see this. But i was going through my Itunes and came acrose some music i downloaded off your page a little while ago, Rusko. I have recently gottin into alot of this sort of music and wanted to share a little with you and see if you had more. Been rockin alot of Skream and Kraddy. Lots of crazy bass and awsome to ride to on dark rainy days. Also just got Distance’s new album and from what i have gotten to its cool. Thanks for your blog and all your work its fun seeing whats going on the other cost.

    From seattle