Thursday, October 21, 2010

Charlie Brown's Teacher-Dubstep, Brostep, and where it came from

Hi.

I really like dubstep.

Well. I like something which I've been told is dubstep, lately I've been hearing people call many of the artists which I prefer (rusko, caspa, doctor P, jakwob, skream, borgore) "brostep." I'm interested in the evolution of the dubstep sound, notably its expansion to the US in the late naughts (that's 2006-now) and its incorporation of more aggressive drum sounds, more distortion, and (if possible) even more sub-bass with more wobble, filth (distortion) and detuning.

Here's a link to Doctor P's myspace for you to listen to while I attempt to follow through on my assertions listed above:

DOCTOR P MYSPACE

I first got acquainted with doctor P because I heard Caspa play a track by him called "Sweet Shop" it's one of the fiercest dub tracks I've ever heard and when I was at lollapalooza and it came on the mosh pit just erupted and everyone stopped caring about who they were or where they were and just fought for their lives. It was precious.

Caspa is part of the "new school" of dubstep but does not have the clout of rusko in the US or Skream in the UK. Speaking of Skream, he has recently put out an album as a part of Dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man (w/ Benga and Artwork). Take it from me, it is fantastic. I will post a full review, but for now, do yourself a favor and buy it immediately.

MAGNETIC MAN AT DISCOGS

Okay I haven't really done a good job of explaining anything. In 2004 this record couldn't have happened but if it did it would have been called grime and not dubstep. It is interesting to me in that it has a drum and bass drum pattern but falls in around 140 at the dubstep tempo. The rapper Tempa T is out of control and makes me want to go to the gym. The mosh pit...there are no words.

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