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dubstep.

from wikipedia:

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music which has its roots in London‘s early 2000s UK garage scene. The genre’s name was coined by Ammunition Promotions. Musically, dubstep is distinguished by its dark mood, sparse rhythms, and emphasis on bass. Dubstep started to spread beyond small local scenes in late 2005 and early 2006, with many websites devoted to the genre appearing on the internet and thus aiding the growth of the scene, such as dubstepforum, the download site Barefiles and blogs such as gutterbreakz.[1] Simultaneously, the genre was receiving extensive coverage in music magazines such as The Wire and online publications such as Pitchfork Media. Interest in dubstep grew significantly after BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs began championing the genre, devoting a show to it (entitled “Dubstep Warz”) in January 2006.[2][3][4]

music has always played an important role in my life in one form or another.

in my younger days i soaked up the grunge that was coming out of seattle, grew my hair long, sourced army boots and learned to play the drums.

hiphop is what i remember most about the last few years of highschool and most of university.

after that the radio started to bore me.

i worried that perhaps i was getting old, as i prefered 70’s funk to 50 cent. i prefered the long dead scene of syncopated jungle music to the effeminate glowsticks house trancey tiesto crap that came blaring out of the radio.

but recently, this thing called dubstep has come to my attention.

and i feel like a kid once again!

i’m normally happy to get deeper into older types of music if the current stuff doesnt do it for me anymore.

but this is different, its new, its fresh, its dark and sometimes bizarre,…. and its breaking worldwide right now.

its hard to describe exactly what it is but what it does have is lots and lots of sub-bass.

loooooooooooooooooootsssssssssss of sub!

ok let me explain,….

you know how you go “mmmmmm 😀 ” when you hear a nice deep bass sound?

well imagine you could get to the core sound, and you could go deeper.

now imagine you heard that on a biiiiiiig ass speaker system.

what happens is you wind up feeling the music rather than hearing it.

it transcends the beard stroking ” hmm nice progression of notes” and turns music into a physical experience. i remember i said somethng similar when i was talking about drum and bass a while ago.

well this makes the drum and bass bass feel like nothing more than a gentle tap on your shoulder.

dubstep bass is designed specifically to pound your body to the point where the sub moves your body even if youre standing still.

what other type of music will move your clothes while youre stationary?

ok i’ll stop rammbleing while you watch these videos and if you have a subwoofer,…. turn that damn thing up :

EYES DOWN – A DUBSTEP THING

another documentary

theres a couple more on youtube if youre interested.

and heres a bbc website where you can listen to a few tracks by the guys at the forefront of this movement:

BBC COLLECTIVE

go on, get on it!

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