|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

Caspa

Rate It! Avg: 4.5 (9 ratings)
  • Years Active: 2000s

Albums

Biography All Music GuideWikipedia

All Music Guide:

London-based DJ/producer Caspa is an influential figure within the dubstep community, not only as an artist but also as the founder of several influential labels (i.e., Storming Productions, Dub Police, Sub Soldiers). Born Gary McCann and also known as Quiet Storm, the West London native got into drum'n'bass at a young age and took up DJing before ultimately founding the label Storming Productions in 2004, followed by the subsidiary labels Dub Police and Sub Soldiers. Caspa made his production debut in 2006 on Dub Police with For the Kids, a three-track 12" EP, and inaugurated his label Sub Soldiers the following year with his double-12" release Ave It, Vol. 1. Also in 2007, he collaborated with fellow dubstep DJ/producer Rusko on the high-profile mix album FabricLive.37. Billed to Caspa & Rusko and notably the first dubstep entry in the long-running series, the album was somewhat of a milestone for the fledgling British style. The following year Caspa & Rusko performed a DJ set at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival.

Wikipedia:

Caspa is the stage name of Gary McCann, a dubstep music producer from West London.

Biography[edit]

McCann's creative involvement in music began after a promising basketball career was cut short by a shoulder injury. He received his first public attention when, his first track, Bassbins recorded under the pseudonym Quiet Storm, was picked up by BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Da Flex.

McCann has started his own label, which focuses on Dubstep and Grime artists.Storming Productions was founded in 2004 and then he joined Stingray Records in 2006. He has performed at a number of high-profile UK music festivals, including Glastonbury and Global Gathering and his release Back for the First Time has received widespread public attention, being playlisted on BBC Radio 1.

His debut album Everybody's Talking, Nobody's Listening (album) was released on 4 May 2009 on Caspa's own label Sub Soldiers/Fabric Records and included an appearance from legendary reggae figure Sir David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan.

In August 2012, it was announced that Caspa and various notable electronic music producers would be featured on the Halo 4 remix album.

"War" was featured in the trailer for Kick-Ass 2.

^ "Caspa "It’s just beats, bass and energy." One of dubstep’s leading producers talks hype, rubber chickens and not shooting hoops.", Dummy, 28 March 2009, retrieved 9 August 2010 ^ "Caspa and MC Azlan to headline Jersey Live dance arena", BBC Jersey, 7 July 2010, retrieved 9 August 2010 ^ IMO Records "Caspa Biography", IMO Records, London, 10 October 2011. Retrieved on 23 November 2011.^ http://mistajam.com/2011/01/03/caspa-interview/^ http://www.discogs.com/Caspa-Everybodys-Talking-Nobodys-Listening/release/1748958^ http://electrojams.com/2012/08/22/sander-van-doorn-alvin-risk-koan-sound-others-to-appear-on-halo-4-remix-album/