If you're like me, you love interesting, outlandish percussion, eccentric bass lines, and heavy synthesis.
If not, then you and I do not see eye to eye. Dubstep captures all of those elements I just described but in many different forms.
Dubstep was once known as a genre rooted from Dub Reggae, but has now evolved into this dynamic sub-genre of love and hate just like Drum & Bass.
Just like Drum and Bass; Dubstep rose to prominence in Southern London with the help of a few Digital Mystics, Coki, Mala, Loefah, LD & Sargent Pokes.
These young rowdy bassheads from the suburbs paved the way for an influential sound that utilized the Dance Floor Platform of BBC Radio 1 featuring John Peel.
The sound was raw, gritty, subsonic, and consistent in tempo for dancing. Something that you and your girlfriend could get down to on the floor.
Skream and Benga where also featured on BBC Radio 1 and invaded the airwaves with a synthetic fresh breathe of air, smashed the reigns, and had releases on Big Apple Recordings.
Skream now produces Tech House and tours worldwide, and Benga is a retired producer. Digital Mystiks still tour to this day, and are celebrating their 11th year anniversary
But what about the Evolution of Dubstep you might ask? The Pioneers of the sound still make the old school style, but other producers took the Sound Palate to
another Dimension. Producers like Rusko made a massive splash in the Dubstep scene by pioneering a wonky, square heavy sound in his track "Woo Boost"
Dub Police Producer Emalkay also gave birth to a much darker format of the genre in tracks like "Overflow" "Frequency" and "When I Look At You"
back in 2006-2009. The hybrid Neuro heavy sound was born into existence when producers like Noisia, Trolley Snatcha, Koven, and Excision stepped into the genre
with their unique arrangements and diverse forms of re-sampling. Excision would later go on to create Rottun Recordings and take Canada and the United States by storm.
But what about the loving, melodic yet aggressive sound design of Dubstep which is what I personally prefer? Major key scales, driving bass-lines, terrific female vocals
are all a major factor to this subset of Dubstep. Producers like Seven Lions with innovative tracks such as "Days to Come" and "Below Us" have mastered the art-form of
a Melodic Signature. Austin Collins from Pennsylvania known, by his Stage Moniker as Au5, has perfected the art of Neuro-Melodic Dubstep as well with releases on
Monstercat, Viper Recordings, and Adapted Records. He is also known for working his his Baltimore Mozart partner Fractal who produces the same style.
Circus Recording titans Doctor P & Flux Pavilion played a role for the majority of modern Dubstep influence.
With epic tracks such as, "Big Boss" "Sweet Shop" "Badman Sound" "Neon" from The Doctor himself; "I Can't Stop" "Cracks Remix" the Iconic "Bass Cannon" and "Gold Dust Remix"
these two Dubstep producers have become a force to be reckoned with on the main stage around the world. Many other modern Dubstep producers like Spagheady, 501,
Moody Good, Funtcase, Skism, Dodge & Fuski, Knife Party, Virtual Riot, EPTIC & OmegaMode are very skilled Dubstep artist to be noted with diverse sound design across multitudes of tunes.
Major Dubstep hits can be found and curate on channels for you and I to discover on various Youtube channels such as, UFK dubstep, JesusDied4Dubstep, DubstepGutter,
MrSucideSheep, to NCS(No Copyright Sounds). These channels post on a consistence basis, and are relative to the marketplace of Dubstep.
I'd like to end this post with some very influential and Iconic Dubstep videos today that have really inspired creators, such as Cragga's Mr. Postman Dubstep Remix
Zeds Dead Remix of Blue Foundations Eyes on Fire, Skrillex - First Of The Year (Equinox) and Song of Storms - EPHIXA Thanks for reading!
Dubstep Killed Rock & Roll.
Founder of Ten Pound Sterling