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Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:37 pm
by dox
After rolling my eyes for a long, long time at the try-hard, no-talent dubstep 'genre' that I felt fell way, way short of what I'd deem as "good" music (or anything close; really, I friggin hate most of it) I found a track that forced a paradigm shift on me and has messed with my head..

KERRRSNAP! (The sound of internal conflict)



..that is just a bad-ass fusion right there and consequently a siiiiick choon (wait for 1:12 to feel it; your subwoofer'll give you a foot massage) - total redemption there, so what do I do? It appears that I need to be seeking out a particular dubstep sub-genre? Or is this just not Dubstep (I don't think it is though it fits the definition!)?! How do I find more without going insane listening to the other stuff? Honestly, it just sounds/feels like a contemporary take on Dub..

Same producer drops another one that works for me as well:



These are clearly related to 'proper' dub that I love, such as:


and


Hopefully this is enough an explanation to you savvy dubsteppers to point me in the right direction!? ..or is it so far removed from "Dubstep" that you'd just call it "Dub" (tsk tsk) and don't like it at all?

Note in advance -- easy on the hate in this thread please and thanks, am trying to get something done here :)

Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:25 pm
by Atomic
Definitely sounds like you're into the the dub side of things.

Most of what I come across when I'm looking for tunes is just really hard, dirty bass and not alot else (not what I go for personally - having to wade through loads of tracks like that makes finding decent tunes a chore). Can't say I've heard many tracks like the ones you posted.

I just went and trawled the first couple of pages of dubstep on trackitdown (where I tend to get most of my mp3s these days) and put together a little sampler of what I can find from the various corners of dubstep.

http://www.trackitdown.net/playlist/show_public/1001573

track 1 - It ain't over: dirty bass, nice vocals. Almost the kind of thing that would get into the charts here right now (if you toned down the bass anyway).
track 2 - cloudburn: the track really starts to come together at the 2-minute mark. Probably the kind of thing I'd listen to in the office while coding.
track 3 - cardiac arrest: guaranteed to wreck your speakers. It's got enough going on over the top of the bass to keep the track alive
track 4 - pillowtalk: this most definitely comes from the garage end of dubstep. Reminds me of my college days :)
track 5 - proppa: this can probably be best described as deep & glitchy. It's somewhat toward the tech house / electronic end of the spectrum.
track 6 - thriller: Deep, angry, but not as violent as alot of dubstep tracks get. Feels a bit industrial in a way.

As far as looking for tracks goes, I'd suggest beatport and trackitdown as options. They both have good selections and they both let you sample decent portions of tracks to see what you're getting into before you buy anything.

Disclaimer: that list isn't necessarily stuff that I'd buy, but I figured that it represented a section of the genre.

Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:26 pm
by jackash
C'mon dox, not this fight again :P

How can you say this shits not HAWT!





Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:27 pm
by jackash
Live recordings of me, and bailey at dubstep night



Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:35 pm
by keK
Dubstep is black or white for me, I know how ya feel dox.

There's only a certain/specific type of dubstep that works for ya.

Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:28 pm
by Holyman
dox just doesn't like to feel his old bones rattling when theres a big drop....

I think for everyone theres some dubstep they'll hate and some they'll love, like most of the stuff jack throws up(except Doctor P) makes me want to uppercut him, but theres alot I listen to that I absolutely love, mostly the dubstep remixes of other songs though tbh.

Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:50 pm
by Cobra
How about some Dubstep Beatbox?


Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:27 pm
by jackash
Holyman wrote:dox just doesn't like to feel his old bones rattling when theres a big drop....

I think for everyone theres some dubstep they'll hate and some they'll love, like most of the stuff jack throws up(except Doctor P) makes me want to uppercut him, but theres alot I listen to that I absolutely love, mostly the dubstep remixes of other songs though tbh.
Too much for you Holy?

Some nice Commercial softstep for you :)


Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:42 pm
by Atomic
jackash wrote:Some nice Commercial softstep for you :)
meh, I still would

Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:44 am
by Crystal
The first videos Dox posted - I like them all. But if id have heard these before tonight id have put them all down as Reggae - what a nub I am hehe :)

Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 3:54 am
by Holyman


Fell in love with this instantly

Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:56 am
by Vengeance
Old but relevant!


Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:40 am
by Power$hot
There is a documentary film on Hulu called "Copyright Criminals". It discusses the artistic value of sampling music along with issues of copyright law and money.
Clyde Stubblefield(funky drummer) is the most sampled drummer, but has never received one penny.

Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:41 pm
by dox
Power$hot wrote:There is a documentary film on Hulu called "Copyright Criminals". It discusses the artistic value of sampling music along with issues of copyright law and money.
Clyde Stubblefield(funky drummer) is the most sampled drummer, but has never received one penny.
I'd put that up against the Amen Break which spawned several genres of music based on one sample.



(ahhh, thread hijack, lol)

Re: Dubstep whaat?!

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:37 am
by jackash
Proper Chilled out dubstep