Label: DMZ
Year: 2006

Why?: One of the most integral singles on one of the dubstep scene's most influential imprints

Digital Mystikz was a number of things: it was the production duo of Mala and Coki, two of dubstep's most important figures. It was a label, DMZ, that these two operated with Loefah and Sgt. Pokes. It was also one of the premier dubstep nights, back when the scene was truly coming into its own. And while DMZ had already dropped six highly-regarded singles over two years, it feels like the seventh, "Haunted" b/w "Anti-War Dub," nailed the duality of the dubstep scene.

The 12" kicked off with "Haunted," channeling some spooky, intergalactic subs atop crispy drums, becoming one of the most unforgettable dubstep anthems ever. The flipside is for the steppers out there, adding a 4/4 flex to the dubstep scene, bringing the vibes closer to the "dub" side of things. If you truly want a crash course in dubstep, anything DMZ-related is essential, and this single perfectly defines what dubstep was about.