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Old 11th February 2009 | Show parent
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I've listened to a small cross section of dubstep and there's not that much that's really caught my attention with the exception of Gravious. For some reason, his mixes really click with me; there's a lot going on in the music and it creates a very interesting atmosphere. Give him a shot if you're curious:

Gravious on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos

The links to his mixes are in the blog.
nice! dark brooding atmosphere, good production too. thanks for posting.
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nice! dark brooding atmosphere, good production too. thanks for posting.
No prob. Just passing along the good word
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when the IDM ship sank in the turbulent sea of new wave, most of those that were able to cling to some rickety plank washed up on the island of dub step.
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I'm reminded of other tracks for some reason

YouTube - King Tubby & Soul Syndicate - Salty Dub

what is old is new?
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another aspect to consider is the rise of ketamine as a club drug. At least in the UK. The music is just following the trend. The dissociative hipnotic tones are replacing the fast paced d'n'b beats.

I like dubstep, but as always there's good and bad music in every genre.
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I'm listening to eskmo's trudge. great track!
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Reporting from Los Angeles,

This city has had a long and passionate support of underground dance music from the acid house days thru early rave warehouse parties to the incredible Drum & Bass and Dubstep scenes we enjoy today.

That said, the Smog crew from Los Angeles are doing some really important stuff:

:: SMOG // LOS ANGELES DUBSTEP ::

Dubstep is already here.

_origin
Old 11th February 2009
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what are your opinions?
I've always loved dub, dancehall and roots reggae. More the merrier. Don't get why it necessitates a new genre term....it just seems like good ole' dub with the contemporary techniques that software makes possible.

Check out The Bug. Most dubstep producers sound like they spent a lot of time listening to Kevin Martin's projects:

YouTube - The Bug - Poison Dart feat. Warrior Queen
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Of the artists mentioned so far, I've been into Bug and Burial for a while...

I also really like boxcutter and kode 9. 2562 is also worth a look-see...

The best monthly in sf (IMNSOHO) is Surya Dub, and they mix it up with dubstep, hip hop, dnb, grime, & tribal breaks. Dubstep is definitely hitting hard there...
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To each his/her own, but not my cup of tea...
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Not really feeling it so far, been to a few nights, Benga was quite good, and I have one or two mates who really like it. Its been really hyped the last year around here (Ireland + UK) I'm always weary of hype and the bs and the ppl that go with it. Sonically I do find some of it interesting, but it doesn't work for me on the dancefloor, more like home spliff music. Maybe I need to listen to it on a 20k rig in a field.
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I think I can safely say that if I walked into a club playing this, I would either fall asleep or leave within 10 mins.

each to their own.
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another aspect to consider is the rise of ketamine as a club drug. At least in the UK. The music is just following the trend. The dissociative hipnotic tones are replacing the fast paced d'n'b beats.

I like dubstep, but as always there's good and bad music in every genre.

This.

Dubstep is for people to take Ketamine and mong out to.

Incidentally...very dangerous drug from my experience.
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IMHO... It is terrible. Just dont like it and can not get into it. Can not listen to it... OR dance to it.
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This.

Dubstep is for people to take Ketamine and mong out to.

Incidentally...very dangerous drug from my experience.
Funnily enough Ketamine is hardly the drug of choice of the main dubstep crowd... most of them just smoke a lot of weed. Also, Cockney Violin as the most played song at the moment? You're having a laugh

I think that also, unless you have monitors that can faithfully reproduce the bass or haven't experience dubstep in a club setting it's difficult to form an accurate opinion, as the main part of dubstep is the omnipresent bass

My current favourite:
Breakage - NEW TUNES UP!! on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Videos
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I like the idea of Dub Step.

One of my favorite Pop bands ever is the Police so I get it.

BUt I have nopticed that IT ALMOST ALL SOUNDS THE SAME>
Can anyone point me to any Dub Step influenced groups that have their own thing going on?
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No prob. Just passing along the good word
i like this,wicked how he sets the scene and the ambience,,def chill out,,
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it just seems like good ole' dub with the contemporary techniques that software makes possible.
yes....

agreed. nice track btw, thanks for posting.

dub is dub
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Funnily enough Ketamine is hardly the drug of choice of the main dubstep crowd... most of them just smoke a lot of weed. Also, Cockney Violin as the most played song at the moment? You're having a laugh
Both those statements were based on the scene as I see it around me and I still think they are true. perhaps the scene is different where you are.
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Both those statements were based on the scene as I see it around me and I still think they are true. perhaps the scene is different where you are.
yup. weed is so XX century....



j/k
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From what I understand, cocaine has also been a HUGE part of the sound and style as it emerged from south London. I know quite a few UK producers that mention coke as being an integral part of the scene's "vibe". Odd thing, cocaine & slow music.
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I really liked to hardstep stuff a while ago but I find it gets boring pretty quickly. Don't get me wrong, I like it and I still listen some harder stuff from time to time though.

But I absolutely love the deep and techy side of dubstep:

YouTube - Appleblim - Vansan
YouTube - 2562 - Morvern
YouTube - Over Here - Appleblim & Peverelist
YouTube - Pangaea - Router

Just a few examples of some songs that I found.

peace
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I love it, especially when listening on a good system. I like crank it really loudly in the Studio with the Subs on. Can be very powerful stuff.
I dig this track too. Check it out 55 secs when the beat drops. Huge!

YouTube - Chase and Status - Eastern Jam
wow that's dirty
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I really liked to hardstep stuff a while ago but I find it gets boring pretty quickly. Don't get me wrong, I like it and I still listen some harder stuff from time to time though.

But I absolutely love the deep and techy side of dubstep:

YouTube - Pangaea - Router

Just a few examples of some songs that I found.

peace
Thanks, I really dig this Pangaea track...
Old 13th February 2009 | Show parent
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I like the idea of Dub Step.

One of my favorite Pop bands ever is the Police so I get it.
no offense but this comment is ignorant and silly.....

all I can say is : wow buddy you have got to get out more...
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fuuck
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no offense but this comment is ignorant and silly.....
Police brought reggae to pop as dubstep brings reggae to DnB
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Police brought reggae to pop as dubstep brings reggae to DnB
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so thats it to the youth of today...

take everything you like from a song, and strip it out. what is left over: new genre, hated by the 'old' and loved by the 'young'. country -> rock and roll -> d & b -> dub step.

10 yrs from now will we have monostep? A single bass note played over and over again and people yelling CHOOON...

lol. I'm not sure how I feel. What I have heard so far doesn't make me want to go out and become an expert, but then maybe i'm not feeling the right vibe right now to get it.
AWESOME!!!!

Dubstep is nothing more than the bastardization of a couple of genres. Its done too often, and for the most part done badly. Not my thing.



alexP
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I've never really seen Dubstep as DnB, maybe that's just my opinion... I'm not that great at genrelizing...
Having said that, it always seemed as though it was based on a two step garage type of feel. I mean, sure there are drums...and bass... but the whole idea of playing the snare at half time (usually with 2 differently pitched snares), gives a WAY different feeling than I've ever gotten from dnb. But hey, that's just me
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