Tuesday, May 24, 2011
The Inexplicable Rise of Dubstep
Back in the days of the Rave, the music was mostly about Trance. And we now see Trance and House and Dance are all making nice comebacks as people grow weary of Hip Hop. But the up and coming genre of electronic dance music is one that most people have never heard of and it's called Dubstep. I'd been planning to do this article ever since I saw the EDC line-up include a good number of Dubstep artists such as Skrillex, Datsik, Diplo and others. Sirius/XM's BPM has been playing Skrillex and Rusko. This past Saturday night when DJ Mickey Bono included some Dubstep at Bliss, I knew I had to rush this article forward!
What is Dubstep? I personally feel it's just a lot of noise. But it's creeping up everywhere from Britney Spears' last album to television show background effects. This video shows a guy making Dubstep sounds with his mouth! It's hilarious but it does a great job explaining the music shuffles and wobbler effects that make up Dubstep music:
This video from Datsik begins quietly but characteristic Dubstep begins at :55:
One more video, I'd call this Vocal Dubstep because I don't yet understand the various nuances, is a little easier on the brain. Notice how very young the followers (and the DJ's from Rusko) are:
Well there you have it. Be forewarned, this is becoming big and it's going to be creeping into your life. But now you'll recognize it for what it is and if anyone asks you if you know what Dubstep is, you can discuss it intelligently. Parents, you owe it to your children to talk about Dubstep with them before someone else does!
This may become your children's electronic dance music! Break out the Ecstasy, bell-bottoms and glow sticks!