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SoundKlout 6 : Blackmill

Seriously, who the hell thought up melodic dubstep?

Our SoundKlout series is all about finding the best artists SoundCloud has to offer. Each article will spotlight a handful of good music from a selected SoundClouder. If you know anyone that needs noticing, make sure to hit us up with a few of their tracks.

Most would think that melodic dubstep was an oxymoron. As much as I’d agree with them, Blackmill has made melodic dubstep a reality for me. Somehow, Blackmill puts grace on one of the grimiest styles around, dubstep. With a downtempo vibe with melodies more catchy than Jesus on Acid, he’s doing something I hope to see much more in dubstep’s future.

If you have any other melodic dubsteppers, we’d love to hear ‘em.
Maybe we’ll feature ‘em as the next SoundKlouter, we definitely need more downtempo viiibes


Blackmill – Miracle
God, the passion that comes out of this is beyond any words. If only more dubstep was this emotionally deepening.

Blackmill – Spirit of Life (Full Version)
Here we go again. “Spirit of Life” is a befitting name. Blackmill really broadened my thoughts on what dubstep could be.

Ellie Goulding – Your Song (Blackmill Dubstep Remix)
Completely forgot that this is how I found Blackmill. Only second to Bassnectar’s remix.

Blackmill – Lucid Truth (Full Version)
I think this is the only “dubstep” my father would ever enjoy – but it’s really Beatles or nothing with him.

Blackmill – Journey’s End
His melodies are just so damn catchy. Just when you think it’s the best it can be, he sets it one step higher.

Loz Contreras – Sarajevo (Blackmill Remix)
This is a pretty dirty for Blackmill, but the highs are still as gorgeous as ever.

Rihanna – What’s My Name? (Blackmill Dubstep Remix)
Honestly, the song may have been better without Rihanna, but I guess she doesn’t hurt it either. This guy could do wonders to any pop star, except Kesha.

Robert Miles – Children (Blackmill Dubstep Remix)
I knew I recognized this from somewhere. DOSVEC mashed up the original “Children” with One Republic’s “Apologize”. Like both for very different reasons – Great minds think a like.

Blackmill – Rain (Original Mix)
Like the first song, and everyone since, I’m lost for the glory on this one… simply put, his music brings me to higher levels.

Help me out, what makes Blackmill’s music so powerful to you?

Name: Robert Card
Genre: Electronica
Styles: Melodic Dubstep
Origin: Carrbridge, UK
Location: Highlands, UK
Links: SoundCloud | Facebook | YouTube


  1. Tim says:

    I guess it’s technically dubstep, but it almost feels more like downtempo/trip-hop, just with a heavier beat.

  2. Tim says:

    and to be clear, I love it

  3. Tim says:

    Goes right along with Emancipator.

  4. Alina says:

    Thank you so much for introducing me to Blackmill. What an incredible artist!!!

  5. Alina says:

    I have to share this with you….

    Owen Westlake <3

  6. Zane says:

    I think what makes Blackmill’s music so overpowering (it isnt just powerful) is his ability to take a genre like dubstep and make it into something that I want played at my funeral. Not many djs/producers can take the dubstep genre and make something so soothing and calming. Most just think “NEEDS MOAR DROPS” while blackmill makes it better with less. I think that dubstep djs and producers could learn something from blackmill, “Dubstep isn’t all about filthy drops and making the womps, it’s about so much more”.

    1. Atonementpreset says:

      I totally agree with you. Cheers. :)

  7. Laurent Rains says:

    Alex Clare has some damn melodic tracks floating about

  8. Atonementpreset says:

    I’ve followed Blackmill for about six months now. He is amazing! His style is impeccable. Just entirely different from any other genre of music. The melodies from almost every tune invokes an emotion that I can’t explain but it gives me a sense of going on a journey and coming home to a warm loving place. The trancey melodies coupled with the subtle wobbles are amazing innovative combinations. He was a uplifting trance producer before he got into melodic dubstep. Alot of his melodies came from his trance background. I’ve tried searching for music similar to his style but to no avail. One of a kind producer!

  9. Jeremiah says:

    This style of dubstep makes me feel like I’m tapping into the universe or as if connecting to the source where all energy comes from call it GOD call it Tao whatever this feeling is that I get when I hear this music it makes me have a divine outlook on life which in turn makes see the beautiful in the mundane. I personally believe that people are consciously evolving and therefore I don’t think it is a coincidence that this style of epic dubstep has only recently been becoming so popular

  10. Bob says:

    I think this is another one of those songs that takes dubstep in the right direction, with melodies. These guys are no known for their calmer dubstep by any means, in fact they can create some ridiculously heavy songs, but i think this deserves to be in this thread.