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11 March 2011 @ 12:14 am
dubstep  
A couple of years ago, I woke up and smelled the electronic music, which I hadn't particularly tuned into before. Since then, I've listened to more and more of it, and I love, statistically speaking, pretty much all of it, including the weird noisy stuff that barely seems like music. (Sorry, roommates!)

This week, I've been basically 100% obsessed with dubstep (both "real" dubstep and "brostep"). After a couple of hours of dubstep geeking with uberjay, I'm reminded that other people like this stuff, too. Do you like dubstep? Share some of your favorites?

In return, I give you:

Freestylers - Cracks (Flux Pavilion remix)
and
Ellie Goulding - Lights (Bassnectar remix)

Also, by way of spike, Video to mp3 may be as much a problemsolution for you as it is for me.
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Stable Strangeletcuthalion on March 11th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
My notion of Dubstep is much more dark and sparse than either of these tracks. But certainly the youtube posters and commenters call it dubstep. The beat is definitely a dubstep beat, but ... I guess the genre has mixed in with other stuff since I wrote it off a couple years ago.

I still don't love these, though. :D
ruthless compassion: dancearoraborealis on March 11th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just learned from Josh that early dubstep purists call this stuff "brostep", because it's more pop-influenced and danceable. He played me some of the more "classic" dubstep, which is quite different as you say, and I liked it, too.

It's super fun to be easy to please!
D. Fennelfennel on March 11th, 2011 02:35 pm (UTC)
I had a similar problem. The new guy in my office who described himself as a dubstep DJ kept putting Skrillex on the stereo, and I was like, oh, cool, you like other kinds of electronic music too?

(He thought I was making fun of him.)

(I like that Skrillex song a lot more than what I thought he meant by 'dubstep'.)
Stable Strangelet: monkey-pirate-robotcuthalion on March 11th, 2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah I saw that term brostep too, which I really don't like, but I do see what they're getting at - this is the party-music version of dubstep. And not the kind of party that's under a bridge that is about to collapse, and you're not worried about the police breaking it up, because there aren't any police anymore, and if there they would be crazy to set foot in this part of town. No, this is the kind of party where you bought your tickets from Ticketmaster after finding a flyer for it under your windshield wiper.

D. Fennelfennel on March 11th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
I saw someone suggest "jizzstep", I think solely because of the Youtube culture that adorns these songs with comments like "THIS SONG IS SO DIRTY, WHEN I PLAYED IT MY HOUSE COLLAPSED BECAUSE IT MADE THE ROOF WANT TO FUCK THE FLOOR."
Ninja Monkey (aka. Noah): Vader Canteenwanderyng1 on March 11th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
How strange...I have a new guy in *my* office who described himself as a dubstep DJ.
existential hot showerveek on March 11th, 2011 11:38 am (UTC)
Not bad; I don't know dubstep at all so can't return the favor. Is there any without lyrics? Ektoplazm is failing me for once.
Spike: Basic - Heartphonesspike on March 11th, 2011 02:45 pm (UTC)
There are two (free) albums there tagged "psystep" ? But: This Is Not Dubstep At All.
existential hot showerveek on March 11th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
So does that mean that it's an essentially lyrics-tied genre, as far as you know?
drwexdrwex on March 11th, 2011 03:30 pm (UTC)
Oontz!
inahandbasket and I have been going back and forth about dubstep for a while now. He has a Pandora station of dubstep he can share with you that has a nice slice of it.

I wrote about some of that, with some links you might find interesting, here: http://drwex.livejournal.com/311939.html
drwexdrwex on March 11th, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Oontz!
P.S. I really like Ellie Goulding, and that's a fun remix.
T Streichsweetbaboo on March 31st, 2011 04:39 pm (UTC)