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Old 15th September 2011
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Dubstep Yay or Nay?

Interested in knowing what you slutz think of it. It seems as though all of my friends are completely obsessed with dub step now. Am I the only one who doesn't care for it at all?!?!?! I can appreciate some of the tracks that have cool breaks/vocal chops, but most of the tracks I hear is just some annoying skreeching synth sound pinned at 0db with a drum beat slapped over it. Is this just some passing fad, or is this going to become as popular as house or trance is?
Old 15th September 2011
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I speak for most of us when I say nay. Its just a fad.

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Old 15th September 2011
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The concept of the "wobbly bass" itself is quite interesting and cool...
The the majority of the genre and dubstep scene as a whole is bland and dreary.

For something a bit more innovative and well done, check out Mir by Ott:

Ott - Adrift In Hilbert Space - YouTube

Mir | Ott

Has dubstep elements...but is nowhere near repetitive or bland.
The guy is a master of sonic craft...
Old 15th September 2011
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i don´t care about wobbly bass at all. i like some of that "post dubsteb" stuff like gold panda, mount kimbie, sbtrkt, but that stuff´s got more in common with triphop and 2step, imo
Old 15th September 2011
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I have to say I feel the same ... To me, always sounds like Transformers having sex lol ...

That said, I'm involved in a collaboration with a dubstep afficionado and I'm going to make a "dubsteppish" track ... It's going to be an interesting challenge ...
Old 15th September 2011
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Nay
Old 15th September 2011
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any genre with a completely stupid name = auto NAY
Old 15th September 2011
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any genre with a completely stupid name = auto NAY
How is it a stupid name? It's a mix of dub 2-step garage.
Old 15th September 2011
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Interested in knowing what you slutz think of it.
It's not like it's never discussed here.

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Am I the only one who doesn't care for it at all?!?!?!
Yes. You're the only one. Out of 7 billion people on the planet! heh

(seriously, you might want to use the search, unless you want to have a soapbox to rant on )

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Is this just some passing fad,
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It seems as though all of my friends are completely obsessed with dub step now.
Doesn't that answer your question? What were your friends with obsessed before, and did they drop it immediately when dubstep came along?
Old 15th September 2011
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How is it a stupid name? It's a mix of dub 2-step garage.
Agreed, it's not necessarily a bad name. For my part, I loathe "brostep" type stuff but dubstep itself has spawned many very cool offshoots like the Mount Kimbie type "post-dubstep" mentioned above.

I also think it shook up the electronic music scene a bit, which is a good thing. Would there be as much "dub techno" around if it hadn't been for dubstep? And it introduced club-goers to slower tempos, which allows artists more freedom now.
Old 15th September 2011
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who cares what anyone else thinks of it? i don't listen to dubstep on my own, but whenever i hear some it usually brings a big smile to my face. the bass lines are just so over the top, i think it's hilarious (in a good way). there also seems to be a good sense of humor in it. the beats are generally pretty nice/inventive, and i bet it's fun as hell to dance to.
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It seems to me whenever dubstep is brought people always end up chatting about brostep or that 'post dubstep' and never any mention of where it started. Before you dismiss it go look up Silkie, Kode9, Mala, Pinch etc.
Old 15th September 2011
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Old Reggae based Dubstep = Yah

New pill head, midrange Dubstep = Nay
Old 15th September 2011
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gigantic nay
Old 15th September 2011
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It seems to me whenever dubstep is brought people always end up chatting about brostep or that 'post dubstep' and never any mention of where it started. Before you dismiss it go look up Silkie, Kode9, Mala, Pinch etc.
That's probably because whenever somebody brings up dubstep, they're inadvertently referring to brostep. People now use the term "dubstep" to refer to "music with wobbles", so others feel the need to correct them on terminology. For example, this apparently is slutstep...:

Old 15th September 2011
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It's nice to listen to something different everyone in a while but it's to over the top for me to listen to 12 hours of it straight in a club. So my vote nay.
Old 15th September 2011
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Burial and Clubroot
Old 15th September 2011
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I thought it was pretty cool the first times I heard it. I'm sure there is still some good stuff, but as soon as I hear that wobble, part of my brain shuts off. Not original anymore.

Have you guys heard any bra-strap yet?
Old 15th September 2011
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Its just a fad.
10 years is pretty long for a fad
Old 15th September 2011
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burial isn't really dubstep tho is he?
Old 15th September 2011
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10 years is pretty long for a fad
its only become this big recently tho
Old 15th September 2011
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Dubstep must be the worst Style ever invented...I love Drum & Bass and respect Techno,Trance,Hardcore etc...but Dubstep is not only boring - its annoying as hell
Old 15th September 2011
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not only boring - its annoying as hell
What did your parents say about techno?

What did their parents say about rock 'n roll?

I'll leave the conclusion to you heh
Old 15th September 2011
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How is it a stupid name? It's a mix of dub 2-step garage.
Like Texas 2-step? :-)
Old 15th September 2011
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burial isn't really dubstep tho is he?
Oh yes he is.

But you know, when you say dubstep, a lot of people will think of brostep's wobbles.
Old 15th September 2011
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But you know, when you say dubstep, a lot of people will think of brostep's wobbles.
and there's your problem.

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Old 15th September 2011
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And now I have some new music to check out.
Old 16th September 2011
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Unfortunately I think its here to stay -



I liked it - and now I don't - not because it's now mainstream, but the fact it's mainstream means there is so much more generic songs out there.
And everyone saying it's all about the wobble won't change that.
For me its the beat that's annoying - I love bassline, and there's lots of wobble in that.

While I'm ranting, the other thing I hate is that now people have a new genre to turn bad songs into worse ones:

Old 16th September 2011
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There's good & bad with as with any genre.

One producer who blows me away is Gravity Music. Try this stuff on for size. This guy knows how to rattle your walls in the best way possible.

"Cuttlefish" & "Quadrangle" are two tunes that really do it for me..

http://soundcloud.com/gravity-music
Old 16th September 2011
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That's probably because whenever somebody brings up dubstep, they're inadvertently referring to brostep. People now use the term "dubstep" to refer to "music with wobbles", so others feel the need to correct them on terminology. For example, this apparently is slutstep...:
I'm starting to appreciate this new 'slutstep' you're on about:

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