The story of Lost is a plot critical to the history of dubstep itself. Born and raised in Croydon, the DJ/producer was seduced by the dark 140 sound during the earliest stages of its development. Today, he joins the ranks of artists like Hatcha, Mala, Coki, and Loefah as one of dubstep’s persevering pioneers.
As a producer, Lost’s repertoire is even more diverse and expansive than dubstep’s multi-faceted sound. In fact, the experienced artist isn’t confined to the genre. His releases span across a massive array of labels and styles, with his earliest work – dubbed as progressive house by Beatport – dated back to 1996. There’s no doubt that music is Lost’s life mission, and his focus is situated firmly in the club. While the artist continues to produce across genre lines, he’s known best to his contributions to dubstep at the time of its inception and well beyond.
Among his lengthy release history is a significant smattering of collaborations between Lost and fellow trailblazer Hatcha. The two are an intuitive team: both artists channel a visceral musical energy highlighted by their original tracks but most powerful on the dance floor. But Lost’s legacy is best epitomized by his status as a staple on Jakes’ label HENCH. The label notoriously showcases dubstep’s raw, heavy side, with its personality shaped by the wonky style that characterizes Jakes’ own productions. This is where “brostep” drew its beginnings: the sound is bigger and more dramatic than the genre’s minimalistic incarnations, and its potential as pure party music was tapped by many artists in the years that followed.
Still, Lost never wavered from dubstep’s tradition. Even his most recent releases clearly assert his intention to carry the sound into the future. Last year’s collaboration with Megalodon, “Bass Booty”, unleashes a violently chaotic energy tethered to the low-end integrity that defines both artists’ musical personas. And if any of today’s emerging producers are suited to carry on the legacy of Lost, Megalodon is certainly the most fit.
To this day, Lost graces the lineups of dubstep’s most prolific nights and events overseas. In America, a refreshed craving for his sound is obvious throughout the community. For tour dates and booking information, check out Lost’s agency page. Follow Lost on Facebook and SoundCloud, and snag his latest release from HENCH now.