Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Why I like dubstep

I have been listening to dubstep since late 2005 and my love for the genre has only increased. It's funny because before 2005 I was never into any type of electronic music, except for the occasional techno/house music they played in clubs, but you kind of had to like the music to enjoy the scene. I actually came from the hardcore/metal scene so it was only understandable I transition into dubstep since it's the most relevant genre of electronic music to hardcore/metal music.


It all started when a good friend of mine invited me to an "underground" warehouse party which really wasn't my scene but decided to join him anyway. As stated previously I was accustomed to electronic/house music they played in clubs, but it was a lot more simple and generic than what I heard at this warehouse party. It was the first time I heard dubstep and it sounded amazing, the craziest part that blew my mind was that the first dj playing had no laptop, he was mixing from straight vinyl! After that night I was obsessed with the genre and went on a crusade to download every dirty track I could get my hands on.


To this day I have a lot of friends that do not like dubstep and do not understand why I do because I was very into the hardcore scene and some people just never left it even though, in my opinion, the hardcore scene died or at least isn't what it used to be, mainly because of hardcore crews, edge crews, etc. The best way I can explain as to why I like dubstep so much is because the first day I heard it I admired that dj (whom I never found the name of and probably never will) that was mixing from straight vinyl without a laptop and respected the fact that it was all from scratch. Dubstep producers create tracks out of nothing and started from scratch, while regular instrument musicians have a strong foundation and usually learn from tabs and such, but dubstep producers usually just create these amazing beats from scratch and throw in samples that sync in perfectly.


Now in no way am I disrespecting other musicians (been playing the bass for six years now), I am simply admiring dubstep producers for creating a new style of music inspired by other genres of electronic music (specifically drum and bass).

14 comments:

Dragmire said...

I love the sound of that synthesizer in most dubstep music that's like wub wub wub. Crazy bass lines.

Comic Book Club said...

i just started listening to dubstep this year. i found this artist called noisestorm. you should feature him

BeanoKUSH said...

dubstep's following has grown so much in the past years. I still love it but im not gunna lie I'm a house guy

TomSleeUK said...

I prefer drum & bass because of its fast pace, but dubstep is sometimes cool if it doesn't sound to synthesized.

balticavenueva said...

Some dubstep is iight. Like Tom said, if it sounds too synthesized, it sounds like piss.

Allebanna said...

I don't mind dubstep sometimes.. some of it I can jam to, some of it makes me want to punch infants. I'm not a fan of the dubstep that just sounds like malfunctioning techno.

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thomau5 said...

im going to a dubstep concert tonight! Im very excited

Morph1n3 said...

Dub step is the most amazing thing that ever happened to me.

$Andy$ said...

Interesting story.

BCTL said...

some things I don't like about dubstep is the amount of remixes and sampling used. so many songs are a remix of a remix... Also, a lot of songs are comprised of repetitive loops played in sequence and overlayed.

gog said...

its been scientifically proven that the most detrimental side-effect of MDMA is that it makes you actually like Techno

This Guy said...

Sounds pretty interesting may have to check this out!

Ghevrix said...

I always respect a dj so much more when they actually use turntables. So much more impressive then just turning on your macbook. That crap's for the dj's who play high school dances.

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