A true dubstep head's treat, DMZ member Mala took the Essential Mix stage to give us a proper education on where his sound came from, starting out with an exceptional mix of dancehall and reggae styles before the trek into bass music commenses. Anyone questioning the roots of dubstep should look at this jam-packed journey from a pioneer in the genre.

Tracklist:

mark pritchard - unknown
augustus pablo - east of the river nile
little roy - hurt not the earth
dennis brown - promised land
bob marley - running away
Rhythm & Sound - Friend
aly & robbie - shabby attack
mala & aimbad - noche suenos
ballaké sissoko & toumani diabaté - bafoulabe
mala - body clock delay
mala & sgt. pokes - answer me
quest - dubfoot
mala- lean forward
silkie - neckback
mala - blue notez
coki - intergalactic
loefah - punisher
mala - torn at the roots
coki - serious
coki - coral reef
fat freddy's drop - cays crays (digital mystikz remix)
compa - alpha
pinch - swish (distance remix)
mala - miracles
las - tic
mala - changuito
mala - cuba electronica
loefah - disco rekka
tunnidge - twenty12
kromestar - jedeye
kode9 - 9 samourai
swindle - last minute googie
mala - anti-war dub (VIP)
mala - changes (james blake remix)