Okay this has been on my mind for a while and i think some people need to have some things cleared up for them.
So, dubstep. Heres a little history lesson. Various artists from London made dub reggae music and 2 step UK garage music. Thus the term Dubstep arose from the experimentation that had begun in the underground scene in London. There had been a fair amount of different artists but the most notable that came through as the first ‘dubstep’ artist was Skream. He worked for a record label store and spent his time working on hundreds of different songs. Along with Benga and other upcoming artists they began the dubstep scene and became very notable in england. More artists arose such as Rusko, who’s been a huge innovator in dubstep and experimented with more mid range bass lines rather than sub bass lines. Dubstep grew and took a foothold in Canada and America. Over the coarse of a few years many new artists arose and added different elements to the scene. It wasn’t too long until electro house began to fuse into dubstep.
I wouldn’t know for sure, but i would guess that before 2010 most youth in the US wouldn’t know what dubstep is at all. Many of the new american and english artists began to make songs harder and harder and dubstep now has almost turned into a formula rather than an art. make a beat, build up, have the largest most dirty drop you could think of, return to the melody, drop again and finish out. This wasn’t a problem until it became ‘too noisy for noisy sake’ as Rusko explained in an interview. Skrillex, the frontman of the dubstep/brostep scene is the main figure that people would associate with dubstep. His fame has brought a whole new era of electronic music in the music industry. pop has included it and so forth.
Now don’t get me wrong he has some good stuff, but, I cannot stand it when people say Skrillex started dubstep. he didn’t. also he has some great songs but really each new song is just a regurgitated version of the last. its a formula. its not as dynamic, and maybe missing the point now. I do indeed like the newer ‘brostep’ and the older ‘dubstep’, all i wanted to do was just clear up a few things so people can have their facts straight, thats all. cheers and enjoy listening on! =)
why the hell does adele have more awards than imogen heap?