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Genre: Dubstep

Postby Rodabod on Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:53 pm

It's heavy and grimey, but is it CRAP?
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Robert G on Mon Nov 16, 2009 4:02 pm

Not Crap but waffle factor as usual for being dance music and thus falling into the usual dance pitfalls. I was really into Burial and Kode 9 when they first dropped their styles but I got bored to tears by the genre as a whole pretty quickly. But hey, they get props for breathing some life into a style and culture almost nearly written for dead.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Rimbaud III on Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:33 am

Depends on how hauntological it is.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby fishingrhod on Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:38 am

i can keep up with it. i like vibrating.

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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby chairman_hall on Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:47 am

Meh.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Tommy Alpha on Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:49 am

On a massive rig that can handle all that sub? With a stout in my hand and I'm drunk enough to dance like a tit without being all grunge?

So not fucking crap at all. Its not really listen-at-home music, but sounds amazing in the right circumstances.

Lets hear it for ketamine music!
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby johnnyshape on Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:13 am

I do enjoy Mr. Rusko, and his charmingly-titled ditty 'Cockney Thug'.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Tommy Alpha on Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:42 am

Hmmm. I think the midi-horns may be a 'soca-step' too far...
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Tommy Alpha on Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:43 am

Yes, that is the best dubstep related pun you will read all day.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby fishingrhod on Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:02 am

i like this but this is one of the loves of my life
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Rodabod on Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:29 am

fishingrhod wrote:i like this


Some of it sounds a bit like that US genre, Hyphy, but without all the diamonds/drugs/cognac/hoes and other drivel that plagues American HipHop.

It does sound totall different on a massive PA. Did anyone ever go to the Valve Sound System back in the day? That was fucking obscene.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Bill Swansea on Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:39 pm

I first heard of "dubstep" a couple of months ago. Ever since then it's all people seem to like to talk about. I'm pretty meh on it at the moment, but I'm not gonna vote because I've yet to hear it through a huge sound system as it's clearly meant to be heard.

I'm still waiting for a proper Jamaican dub revival really.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby fishingrhod on Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:05 pm


s'funny. never got into this stuff at all. probably because i associate it with idiot dopeheads and world music people who seem to think they're somehow bonding with oppressed ethnic minorities by listening to a few tunes.

i don't automatically think "hmm, i'm going to get a bit stoned now. where's the dub reggae?" because, quite frankly, it annoys me. having said that i remember John Peel playing some Prince Far I years ago and thinking it was pretty snazzy. is that dub? whatever - i love it.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Bill Swansea on Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:15 pm

Yeah I blame my Father who possibly thought he was bonding with oppressed ehtnic minorities and possibly did so while smoking dope, but played certainly more than a few tunes, there's like an archive of stuff in this house.

I can really understand why people would not be able to get into it, but for better or worse it's been locked into my head. I think I could also pretty much be the next John Peel though - I'll throw in ten minute dub mixes between mclusky and Pere Ubu, the kids will dig it.

Oh and that song is minimal enough to be dub, but sometimes I can't really tell the difference.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Isabelle Gall on Tue Nov 17, 2009 5:52 pm

If I ever put Rinse FM on in the evening for an hour or two i'll always hear at least a couple of really good tracks, so based on that alone I presume there's plenty of great stuff out there.

Saying that, I wish it was as spacious and fragmented and bent as that Scientist track which was linked to earlier, instead of having your head trapped inside a sound file. A lot of it sounds like music made by people not very interested in sound. Is that wobble bass effect officially over now? I hope so, because it was a bit crap.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby johnnyshape on Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:33 pm

I would take any of the six or so Scientist records I own over pretty much any dubstep record to a desert island, but am still enjoying dubstep in and of itself, as a new evolving thing.

You know that if Peel were alive, he would be *ahem* rinsing the weirdest, grimeiest dubstep records every night.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby busseynova on Tue Nov 17, 2009 6:59 pm

Rodabod wrote:Did anyone ever go to the Valve Sound System back in the day? That was fucking obscene.


I never saw the Valve system, but I was told it couldn't lay a finger on the Dub systems at Uni of Dub and Subdub, the ones run by Irration Steppas and Channel One and the like. Now those were silly.

But anyway, Dubstep. I really wasn't impressed at first (slow dance music!? how does that work then?) but I'm warming to it. I've been told by people more in the know than I am that it's diversifying a lot more these days too. So I'll give it a chance still I guess.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby scntfc on Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:09 pm

johnnyshape wrote:You know that if Peel were alive, he would be *ahem* rinsing the weirdest, grimeiest dubstep records every night.


mary anne hobbes is pretty much the john peel of electronic music these days.

the latest burial is great, a good listen for people who are into sparse, minimal music. that milanese track fishingrhod linked to above is fantastic. thankful to have a sub on my studio system.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby Antero on Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:34 pm

Dubstep is cool, but I never find it as engaging as I want to.
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Re: Genre: Dubstep

Postby milkmeat on Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:23 pm

Antero wrote:Dubstep is cool, but I never find it as engaging as I want to.


For some reason, I find the even-handedness of this response completely disarming. I forgot what I was going to post.

Oh, yeah, the link to Milanese, I think I may like that.
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