2005 according to Gutterbreakz
"Having discovered dubstep online in 2004, this was the year that I experienced it in it's natural state - spun off dubplates, pumping through a sick soundsystem in a dark, enclosed space; the bass frequencies sending earth tremors up my spinal column, squeezing my throat in an oppressive yet inviting embrace. Although I've yet to make the trek to dubstep's South London homeland, it's been fascinating to witness and chronical the scene's gradual growth here in Bristol, arguably dubstep's second city thanks to the efforts of local supporters like DJ Pinch and ThinKing. Subloaded II in April will live on as one of the heaviest sonic experiences of my life."
"It's also been intriguing to observe the virus spreading, not just in terms of a global fanbase, but also the way it is being absorbed within other realms of the electronica spectrum. Artists's from backgrounds in IDM, breakcore, etc are now twisting the blueprint to their own devious purposes, creating new hybrids and possible futures for this music. Who knows where we'll be this time next year?"
"Here's my attempt at a Top 10 releases of 2005, which is by no means definitive, nor in any particular order, but hopefully covers most of the essential artists, labels and tunes that shook my world this year..."
Gutterbreakz' 10 for '05
Coki - Officer/Mood Dub (DMZ)
DJ Youngsta - Dubstep Allstars Vol.2 (Tempa mix CD)
Burial - South London Boroughs EP (Hyperdub)
Vex'd - Degenerate (Planet Mu LP)
Mark One - Plodder/Devil Man (Contagious)
Loefah & Skream - 28g/Fearless (Tectonic)
Various - Our Sound (Destructive LP)
Monkey Steak - Grim Dubs Vol.1 (Werk)
D1 - I Believe (Soulja)
Boxcutter - Brood/Sunshine (Hotflush)
For more Gutta, check his blog as always.