Rob Ellis, better known as Pinch, is a dubstep artist from Bristol, United Kingdom noted for his fusion of styles such as Reggae, World Music, and Dancehall with dubstep. He released his first album, Underwater Dancehall in 2007, on Tectonic records, which he founded. One of Pinch's most well-known tracks is "Qawwali", which references the devotional singing of the same name and features samples of harmonium and singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, which was released on Planet Mu records. His songs appear on compilations such as "Box of Dub: Dubstep and Future Dub 2" (Soul Jazz Records), "Science Faction: Dubstep" (Breakbeat Science Recordings), "10 Tons Heavy" (Planet Mu) and "200" (Planet Mu).
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Reviewed by Matthew Bennett
Rare cuts perhaps only for the truly obsessive collector.