Dubstep legend Caspa's new album 500 was released last month on his own Dub Police and is widely considered a return to form for the tearout originator. It's got all the grinding churn you'd hope to hear from the West Londoner, but also finds him foraying into new sonic territory.
"I wanted to make an album with no expectations or pressure from myself, just make something that's truly me without anyone suggesting ideas and direction," Caspa tells THUMP. "I didn't want to make singles or radio friendly stuff either."
Fittingly, for his first big at-bat since the release of the album, Caspa was tapped up by another too-rude-for-radio act: The Prodigy. It was an honor for the London-based producer and DJ.
"I don't know anyone who makes music, especially dance music, that hasn't been influenced by The Prodigy," says Caspa. "They have a very strong and particular sound and which is so hard to compete with, but also so much fun to work with in the studio."
His remix of "The Day is My Enemy" is a stylistic adventure for Caspa, who took the remix as a challenge to push himself even further creatively:
He walks us through the proces: "The tempo, the original is 120bpm.I typically produce around 140bpm marker, but the original tempo is was made the track feel the way it did - slow and sluggish with a ruff edge, and I wanted to keep that strong Prodigy edge and style, so I avoided the obvious build-up and crappy dubstep drop.
"Then I tried to bring a whole other element," he goes on. "The second drop, it switches to a double time and then back to half time. also I recorded from a old Prodigy live show and used a sample of Maxim talking to the crowd all my warriors in the front... all my fighters in the middle."