Celt Islam has offered a wobbling dubstep remix (or better a re-fix) of his ‘Dervish’ anthem (featured in his 2009 homonymous debut):
Celt Islam’s prolific skills are aptly demonstrated in this song. This sound is what I call meta-dubstep, meaning that artists incorporate dubstep elements without compromising the identity of their music. Whereas in earlier years some artists were simply jumping in the burgeoning dubstep craze, there is a growing body of electronic dub music (e.g. Full Dub) that does not simply assimilates but distills dubstep in a larger musical whole. Rather than sacrificing the uniqueness of artists, this is a ‘win-win’ situation.
The results, as displayed in ‘Engine Grind’ are astonishing, combining oriental sufi influences on a dub substrate with a dubstep edge. Electronic ethnic music in its most dynamic manifestation. Celt Islam is a visioned producer, crafting a musical field where sufism, dub consciousness, electro/trance and modern bass music are unified.
The words of Jalal as-Din Muhammad Rumi, as quoted by Celt Islam, are resonating:
” Appear as you are , be as you appear”