London-based DJ/producer Caspa is an influential figure within the dubstep community, not only as an artist but also as the founder of several influential labels (i.e., Storming Productions, Dub Police, Sub Soldiers).
Born Gary McCann and also known as Quiet Storm, the West London native got into drum'n'bass at a young age and took up DJing before ultimately founding the label Storming Productions in 2004, followed by the subsidiary labels Dub Police and Sub Soldiers. Caspa made his production debut in 2006 on Dub Police with For the Kids, a three-track 12" EP, and inaugurated his label Sub Soldiers the following year with his double-12" release Ave It, Vol. 1. Also in 2007, he collaborated with fellow dubstep DJ/producer Rusko
on the high-profile mix album FabricLive.37. Billed to Caspa & Rusko
and notably the first dubstep entry in the long-running series, the album was somewhat of a milestone for the fledgling British style. The following year Caspa & Rusko
performed a DJ set at the 2008 Glastonbury Festival. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi