Caspa at the Union Transfer in Philly

Caspa at the Union Transfer in Philly

Last weekend we had the privilege of covering a show that took place at one of Philadelphia’s most famous venues and boy was it fun! The featured headliner for Saturday night was the legendary UK dubstep producer, Caspa.

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Gary McCann, better known by his stage name Caspa, has been on a dubstep pedestal of his own for over 15 years now, but his dreams weren’t always about music. McCann was on pace for a promising basketball career until it was cut short due to a serious shoulder injury. It wasn’t until this life altering event that McCann turned his focus to music.

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His music career saw its start by playing at underground clubs and warehouses in London, but found his big break when he was featured on BBC Radio 1 for his hit song Back for the First Time. This earned McCann the opportunity to play Glastonbury and Global Gathering, two top tier UK music festivals, and eventually a number of a-list music festivals in the United States.

Caspa went on to start the renowned dubstep labels DubPolice and Subsoliders that pathed the way for the UK’s bass scene. Tracks like Cockney Thug (Remix), Deja Vu, Blouse An Skirt, and many more are still being played and remixed by artists new and old despite them being 10 plus years old. Saturday night we got to see Caspa throw down a filthy set filled with that old school dubstep that we all love and appreciate, but what continues to separate him from the rest is that even after all these years, he still remains loyal to his original dubstep roots. By this we mean deep wubs, a dark room, and a booming sound system!

photo: robbyjjfiields
photo: robbyjjfiields

He is currently finishing up his tour with his final stops being in Virginia Beach, Minneapolis, and Houston before he dives into his summer festival run.

For tour info and tickets check out his website.

Be sure to follow Caspa on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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