July 19, 2012 - Posted by dj umb
So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years without actually gaining critical recognition for it. Critical recognition doesn’t really bother us because some of the best things in the world go largely unnoticed.
The first of such posts is this one that we did back in March 2010. The classic aspect of this post is not the music but what we had the foresight/observation to predict that would happen to Dubstep/Brostep in the future! No mean feat but nobody else was saying this at around that time!
Dubstep/Brostep in America has kinda become what we were observing back then and so it’s pretty pertinent and important.
Dubstep has become a ROCK CONCERT, it’s far removed from the traditional image of a sweaty dancefloor in a club where people go for a great workout, dancing till they drop.
Instead, you have a sea of people throwing their fists in the air, swaying back & forth and headbanging as if they were at a Rock gig.
We predicted these similarities and that Dubstep would go on to echo many features of a traditional Rock or Metal gig.
This was also latterly picked up 1 and half years later by esteemed music journalist Simon Reynolds who is mentioned in the following as quoted in Wiki:
Brostep and American developments
In 2011, dubstep gained significant traction in the US market by way of a post-dubstep style known as brostep with the American producer Skrillex becoming something of a figurehead for the scene. In September 2011 a Spin Magazine EDM special referred to brostep as a “lurching and aggressive” variant of dubstep that has proven commercially successful in the United States. Unlike traditional dubstep production styles, that emphasize sub-bass content, brostep accentuates the middle register and features “robotic fluctuations and metal-esque aggression”. According to Simon Reynolds, as dubstep gained larger audiences and moved from smaller club-based venues to larger outdoor events, sub-sonic content was gradually replaced by distorted bass riffs that function roughly in the same register as the electric guitar in heavy metal.
- ^ Beats & Bass: The Producer’s Guide Simon Reynolds, The Art of the Groove, in Computer Music, Computer Music Specials (p. 9), Wed 26 Oct 2011, Future Publishing Limited
You even have rock musicians from bands like Pendulum forming Dubstep acts like Knife Party and leaving their established bands and legends like Ray Manzarek from the Doors working with dudes like Skrillex. Even we’re working with some rock legends that we have to keep under wraps for now. Dudes like Bassnectar are selling out 10,000 capacity arena’s in a matter of hours, just like the Metal bands!
So there you have it, Dubstep is the New Heavy Metal!
And here below is what we said back in March 2010 and if you want to go to the original post too, CLICK HERE:
CLASSIC POST – 15th MARCH 2010
DUBSTEP MONDAY @ GENERATION BASS
Don’t know about you lot but for me, Dubstep takes me back to my teens. There is a correlation between it and Heavy Metal music in more ways than one such as these:
It has a mainly hardcore male following.
Gurrls are also involved, an analogy could be drawn between Dubstep gurrls and Rock chicks.
The Bass Wobble is like the new Guitar Solo, some if it is really self-indulgent too. It has inspired a whole swathe of youngsters to get in on it.
There’s lots of headbanging at Dubstep gigs!
The xcitement of seeing one of your Dubstep heroes and looking forward to a show is for me very reminscent of some of the early rock gigs I use to go to..Sabbath, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Dio etc etc etc.
It’s BASSSS HEAVVVY and LOUUUUD!
Many of you will not view the same similarities but that’s what it is to me.
Anyway, today we have:
3. B Riddim
5. Freddy Todd
6. Thierry Le DJ
11. Xxxclusive Jeuce Mixtape for Generation Bass
One of my favourite Dubstep dudes, the KING of Dubstep in Greece, FLeCK, who you should ALL be familiar with by now.
I’m going to have the pleasure and honour of playing with him in a few weeks time and he just dropped this MEGA-MONSTER of a track on SC. So I changed the whole schedule of this post to get it in cause it’s BIG and man it’s FREE!
Not Dubstep, more kinda DnB and just listen out for the DROP!!!
AND here’s some of his Dubstep stuff:
A new upload by him that you can stream too:
Dstruct.O – ROBOSTEP!!!
Anybody up for ROBOSTEP?
These tunes are industrial, hott & heavvy…another Canadian producer heavily influenced by DATSIK!
Based in Madrid, Spain, B.Riddim aka Bellatur G-Ward is a Portuguese producer and MC born in the city of Guarda in 1987.
I love what this guy is doing with Dubstep, very inventive, original and unique, take a listen and discover something new.
Man, really, really feeling what this guy is doing…a combination of “Spaced out Popstep”. Perfect, just my cuppa.
Watch out for his tracks on Popstep Vol III.
From Detroit in the States, I love what this guy is doing. Not strictly Dubstep but more like Thugstep or Lazer Glitch but nevertheless really great stuff.
Pick up a free J Dilla refix and also a free EP!
THIERRY LE DJ
Been a while since we had this guy on here. Based in Australia but originally from Mauritius, he’s still banging away at it in his own unique style.
Here’s a couple of fresh ones for ya!
From Sheffield, UK a pretty good Popstep number from this young bwoy!
Born and raised in the east corner of North America, in the state of Vermont. Found a love for Dubstep, and working hard to lay down my own style of the genre and to be known as a Dubstep producer and not just a kid with a computer and lots of free time. I would love to hear my current and future tracks in anyones mixes, or hear any feedback on the tunes. Comments, compliments and the will to never give up are my only fuel for making myself known in this genre, so please big me ups whenever you can. -Peace
Liquid Dubstep….sounds luurvely!
From Vancouver, Canada, StlustBeats makes me wanna love this track!
Dannravv is an Irish DJ producer and he takes samples from an infamous British Child Safety Campaign from the 70′s made famous by the Prodigy in the 90′s, I think, and gives it his own BreaksTep flexxx!
We had these guys on last week with some Popstep beauties and so I asked for a mixtape and they delivered an exclusive one just for us and for you.
It’s a great PopStep mixtape, check it out!
The XX – Crystallised (Dark Sky Remix)
Joy Orbison – So Derobe
Kito Ft Reija Lee – L.F.O
Toast – Daft Step
Joker – Purple City
Robot Disaster – Boy (Jeuce Rework)
Zombies For Money – Numbra One (Foamo Remix)
L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (MJ Cole Remix)
Jacob Plant – Basslines In (Jeuce Rework)
Kid Cola – Kappa (Last Japan Remix)
Hostage – Valhalla
N-type & The Others – Technophobe
Toast – Capsules
The Boogaloo Crew – Days Go By
Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets (Jeuce Rework)
Crookers Ft Miike Snow – Remedy (Jeuce Rework)
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