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DUBSTEP: My Personal Favorites

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 02:51 AM
As many of you might know, dubstep has been rising in popularity since late last year. With it's awesome synthesized gold, and its stinging bass lines shaped like a wave to get that WUB WUB sound. Ladies and gentleman another form of music for old timers to complain about. I give you the future of music. DUBSTEP!

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 04:41 AM
wots dubstep?

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 03:18 AM
reply to post by Lysergic

very mechanical, cold electronic music that invokes the most primal areas of the mind (hence the "i want to get up and dance!" aspect) but there is no human feeling or really deep messages that i've found in any of that "genre"... sorry.

i like my musicians to play an..instrument..?

it kinda weirds me out that this is becoming a rare opinion haha...ha.


posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 03:40 AM
reply to post by BruceEFury

More derpstep...

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 03:41 AM
reply to post by BruceEFury

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 03:05 PM
reply to post by Hyphen

If your looking for emotional deep messages, listen to country. If your just in it for enjoyment and stimuli, listen to dubstep. And cold? I find it very warm. And some people don't need words or messages to get a good feeling, they just need the groove

And dubstep does use instruments. Like computer software, levels, mixers and dubstep boards, etc.
I know they use computer generated sounds... but who are we to say those things arent instruments? Even guitarists use amps and distortion pedals to make a generated sound. Along with piano's, microphones for singing.. I think the only instrument used naturally in rock and roll is the drums.. and they even have computers hooked up to them sometimes.

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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 03:16 PM
I was sure that Dubstep was the 'future of music' in 2005...

Here's a little documentary about Dubstep when it was fresh and young... back in 2006

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 05:38 PM
Oh I thought you said dubstep.

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 05:49 PM
reply to post by knownothing

lol dubstep is from way WAY back, even before 2006.

posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 06:13 PM

posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 05:01 AM
reply to post by Mentalistbee

yeah I know, its roots are in the post Garage stuff that was coming out on Horsepower productions (and others) in 2002... but 2005/6 is when it first started getting interest outside of people going to FWD/hanging out at Big Apple records in Croyden, and when you had the first clubs and that (excluding FWD obv), like DMZ's night at 3rd Bass (moving to next door to Mass, on their first birthday), or Shackleton's night up in Stoke Newington...

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 02:23 AM
reply to post by BruceEFury

i don't love country, but i'd take johnny cash and hank williams over bassnectar and skrillix any day...
i'm a musician and i actually use electronics quite a bit in my music (alesis drum machine from 1985, gameboy, and 10 synthesizers...) but i actually compose with these instruments and play them in real-time..
and while i am self-taught, i did take 2 years to study music theory so that i could navigate the 12-tone system in a meaningful and new way, rather than just imitating what i enjoy hearing...

the problem is that EVERY HUMAN BEING "just wants to hear/feel a groove"...
that's the primal part of us that finds comfort in repetition..
not to mention the fact that the bass frequencies automatically invoke the sexual/primal centers of our being (think about the role of bass in barry white's music, funk, hip-hop, porno music, etc...)

but that's the conspiracy..

notice how the "dubstep sound" is seeping into everything from pop music to TV commercials, while still remaining a supposed "underground" movement..?
notice how the drugs that are promoted in that scene (ecstasy, molly, '___', etc) are those which loads the brain with dopamine, so the mind constantly seeks to revisit a similar experience (by spending all their money on festivals full of nothing but DJs...)
notice how "genres" are still presented as an essential and real part of music... rather than just being known as words that are given to artists who utilize the same musical techniques over and over and over...
and over and over...
and over...

30-40s jazz was a naturally emergent movement..
50s-60s rockabilly was natural but was caught in time to be "marketed" (pop is born)..
60s-70s psychedelic music was natural, but subtly encouraged to self-destruct... and it did..
70s-80s punk was expected and diffused as soon as it came around..

see what i'm saying..?

its a trick. and its nothing new..

and considering how Kraftwerk essentially invented "techno" in the mid-60s, i'm hesitant to consider that "the powers that be" didn't think "how might we exploit the mathematical precision of this new electronic musical style...?"

to me, music and art are the universal languages that humans have come to take entirely for granted and this needs to change if we are to progress as a culture and species.

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 07:43 AM
reply to post by Hyphen

can I be, like, really dull and correct your post

Mdma (known as ecstasy, and molly) works primarily by flooding the brain with serotonin, not dopamine... I doubt you'd see people using '___' at a rave... a hippie festival may be.. but a rave, no way...

and Kraftwerk were formed in 1970....

posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 05:47 PM
Zed's Dead makes God-tier dubstep.

posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 01:02 AM
reply to post by knownothing

haha i'm really not a person who gets off on "being right" but i honestly want to do everyone a favor and help their left-brain reason this out a little bit..

first off: the "facts".

- you nitpicked at what i said without actually responding to any of the thoughts presented.. is it weird to think like that all the time? cuz i think you know very well that what i said wasn't "false"...

- (wikipedia): "MDMA acts as a releasing agent of serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine (DA).."

... so yeah.. you added a variable to the equation, but didn't disprove (or acknowledge) what i suggested.. this drug among others is going to create a strong "imprint" (a great timothy leary concept) of that experience, which the brain will then look-to and reference in relation to future experiences.
a vicious cycle that is encouraged in most mainstream realms of electronic music concerts and FESTIVALS. (am i the only one who has noticed that 2 out of 3 festivals in 2011 and 2012 are comprised purely of DJs and laptop jockeys..? anyone?)

-on '___':
dude. first off '___' is everywhere and considering i haven't taken the drug myself, i'm DEFINITELY not saying it's... "bad". if we have to use such words.. but if you actually read what i was saying..
it IS pretty obvious that drugs such as '___' (or mushrooms and '___' for that matter... (which i have taken)) do indeed create a very potent experience (and hence memory/imprint) on the mind. the setting is what ultimately characterizes the experience. this is true in every realm of reality and perception. do you disagree?

-on Kraftwerk:
well..golly you got me here. i guess i'm wronnnn.... oh wait.
i was thinking of the band the two founding members started in 1968 called The Organisation. which was even more innovative and experimental than kraftwerk.. but okay since that "fact" was wrong.. by your reasoning.. everything else i said is not valid enough to respond to..

lemme keep it short so you can easily understand:

-the 4/4 dance-beat is nothing new. the fact that strong bass influencing the primal parts of the mind is nothing new. with the accessibility of the laptop, anyone who can click a mouse can create a composition... and in theory this is cool... right? but with "dubstep" essentially promoting a pattern of repetition, imitation, remixing etc... it's a low standard. and its an easy "scene" one can "join" and feel like "they belong" with the rest of the weak-willed, half-assed composers riding the bandwagon to an already eager fan-base that "just can't get enough of that wob wob wob"..

-oh and btw... the "wob wob wob wubwubwubwubwubwub" in actual-musician-talk is called "accenting the triplet beats by using an envelope on the effect" ..sorry to ruin the pony's one good magic trick

it's an automated feature in whatever laptop program they happen to be running. ProTools, Sonar, Ableton etc are all very capable of it..
and it really is a matter of pointing and clicking folks..

however since i don't want to come off as complete "hater" (although i don't really care how i come off anyhow..)
i gotta say that i do enjoy quite a lot of electronic music that doesn't use a knowledge of basic human-psychology to market their music to the audience:

-Boards of Canada
-Venetian Snares
-Aphex Twin
-Chris Clark
-The Locust
etc etc etc..

stop thinking about what your friends like and use wikipedia and youtube for one of the very few things they ARE good for: wading through the over-diluted sea of filth to find the media that actually communicates something with some real sincerity.
sound good..?


posted on Mar, 20 2012 @ 01:19 PM
earth a run red

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posted on Jul, 25 2012 @ 11:09 PM
I think you're a little late. Dub, dubstep's predecessor, has been around since the 90's, and dubstep has been around since early to mid 2000's.

Intro from a bassnectar album, fits well with many of the members attitudes.
Bassnectar Intro Track

Dubuasca - Bassnectar
Some of the best bass music on the face of the planet comes off bassnectar's Mesmerizing the Ultra album. Enjoy!
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posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 06:40 PM
I think you guys are missing the most compelling dubstep songs yet.

Wanna know what is real dubstep?
(Just kidding)

Dubba Jonny is awesome too !

Yes !
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