Scratch the surface
till the record
As an artist with minimal online presence who keeps himself to himself, Commodo is one of an increasingly rare few who make waves through the strength of their music alone. He builds bass-focussed beats with soul and substance that never perpetuate a formula, distancing himself from contemporaries with ingenious sampling and sound design. Regardless of whether it’s the tough bassweight of his dancefloor-leaning productions or the tonally rich and immersive qualities of his more cerebral work. His inherently unique and accomplished production style earned him early attention from a host of key figures within the dubstep community, finding a natural home for his music at the bastion of low frequency excellence, Deep Medi Musik.
Commodo started out sketching Grime instrumentals back in 2006, and he’s always favoured Hip Hop’s sample-chopping techniques. Having already accumulated a gem-laden discography, he released his solo debut album “How What Time” on Black Acre in 2016, which received overwhelmingly positive feedback from music enthusiasts across the world. It’s mixtape-vibe and sample-heavy take on Dubstep and Grime seems like a natural next step for the 140 BPM scene. We shouldn’t get caught up with categorisation, though; Commodo certainly isn’t.