L-OW aka Margus Löve (1985) is an Estonian electronic music producer, but also a DJ and a promoter. His music is characterized by attention to the smallest of details. It's not the loud midrange wobble-bass that tries to rip your heart out but ends up being just plain silly. The melody and overall composition are just as important as the very low frequency bassline which tests the PA system to its limits - this is the music to the dancefloor with enough kW to spare.
Today he has made his mark mostly in dubstep but has also a decade of other beats behind him. At young age he was very much addicted to speed garage, Sneaker Pimps "Spin Spin Sugar" (Armand's Dark Garage Mix) being the first and most influential track. Those raw and infectious basslines which have been the core element through his career of music production, polished to perfection as he learned to look further and wider. He skipped 2-step garage turn into glamourous and slinky, went through a short period of reggae and dancehall, and found his love in pre-millennium drum and bass mayhem.
With your usual suspects like Ed Rush and Optical, Ram Trilogy and Technical Itch being his picks from that time (1998-2004), then maybe a bit surprisingly Chico - Death Of A Rockstar is his all-time favourite track to remix, if only he is allowed. After going through the raver phase, starting to produce drum and bass and also making first steps in DJing were like a natural progression, in contrast to a lot of other clubbers who only limit themselves to consuming music. Nowadays, as he says, he has to limit himself to listening less music, but not because his hunger for freshness has died out, but simply to keep himself away from formulas. The three following years (2002-2005) he spent listening to all kinds of different music.Make L-OW Playlist