The definition of “what is dubstep” is further explored as Tectonic Recordings’ renowned Plates series reaches the fourth edition. Since starting low frequency operations in 2005, Bristol’s Tectonic Recordings has been a landmark for dubstep, bass and progressive electronic music fans; with artists releasing on the label including Skream, Loefah, 2562, Peverelist, RSD, Flying Lotus, Joker, Addison Groove, Jack Sparrow, Photek, Distal, Digital Mystikz and label boss Pinch. Compiling exclusive tracks, the Plates series showcases a selection of electronic music’s leading and breaking artists. Familiar names to the series on this edition include daddy of Bristolian crew HENCH Jake kicking off with ‘Rounds’, Kryptic Minds, Guido and Armour. The US represents with multitalented Pursuit Grooves, Atlanta’s Distal - both who have released LPs with Tectonic - and a new hook up with Sinistarr and Texel teaming for ‘Decebell’. DnB producer Steve Digital brings added dub vibes on the incredibly titled ‘Larry Shite’ while Mumdance & Logos and Beneath explore post-grime influenced sonics at new tempos. Finally there is room still for a debut track from Mancuian based producer Acre, taking a uncompromising techno-garage crossover stance.