What Can Stop Dubstep?

I just want to let you guys know:

I go out to many different types of shows in LA, and when I am at an electronic music show which leans towards hip hop or IDM or glitch or DnB or techno or anything else and the DJ drops a dubstep track in there, the dance floor goes fucking nuts.

I see this happen again and again, week after week in club after club in LA. 

And I love it.



4 Responses to “What Can Stop Dubstep?”

  1. dancefever5000 Says:

    These are just some comments I have gotten in response to this question from various people in various places:

    A quick answer to your question though, in my opinion there is only one or two things that can stop dubstep and thats wack ass fake wanna be dubs that sound just like Rusko or Skream,and are just following a formula. Also VINYL is the way, playing it on ableton on the computer could kill it as well…


    a strong low-cut filter?


  2. same as every underground scene: mainstream success. i was very involved in hardcore/grunge back in the 80s and early 90s, and this scene reminds me a LOT of that — the people who know about it are WAY into it, and other people who hear it GET IT really quickly. it is poised to explode into the mainstream which, sadly, will be the end of it, even as millions more enjoy it. it’s weird to see people talk about shows i was at back in the day as “legendary,” but so be it — that is what people will be saying about symbiosis, lightning in a bottle, even burning man etc. so savor it while it is still all yours and you can get your ass right between those huge fkn speakers with the select few other heads. everything is transient, and this is peaking right now.

  3. i agree with gregory… dubstep is a phase that will pass within the next year or so.. and return back to the underground. Then another genre will be the “in” thing for a bit.. before that too returns to where it belongs.

  4. Well, a snapshot to 2011, dubstep has exploded in popularity. Mid-range cack, aka brostep as is coined, has become the staple “dubstep” sound to every new person who jumps onto the bandwagon(and they assume dubstep to be as that format). This bandwagon refers to the group of fresh ‘dubstep’ fans who appeared after the genre shifted(gradually from its inception to a more “high energy” genre with lots of screaming/groaning synths and apparent lack of subbass) from its roots. — The thought of frenetic dubstep is so alien.

    With the rise of dubstep’s mainstream popularity, the lines between electro/dubstep scenes have dissolved(introducing a greater influx of wannabe kandi dubsteppers{by canon, any sort of kandi or those raver lights were never seen in a dubstep/d&b event.. it was looked down upon}) allowing artists to make their mark on “absolutely filthy dubstep(which really is a version of brostep)” by releasing tracks sounding similar to tracks by Skrillex, the self proclaimed prince of dubstep, who unfortunately has a big mainstream following, which, when thought about much deeper, means more inspired amateur artists/fans who only recognize him as THE premier dubstep artist, (even when he himself said his tracks are dubstep inspired= not dubstep), and his style as THE STYLE OF DUBSTEP.

    The history of dubstep has been abandoned, replaced, and diluted by many who want to be popular with the cool kids and listen to “crazy, filthy, face smashing, dubstep!! LoL OMG!!!.” I realize this is one huge focused flame of an old-school listener, but this is currently the fate of Dubstep. The sound as of pre-2009 is gone, replaced by screeching transformers noises, whirring synths, and an apparent lack of substance(actual bass) one would expect from the mainstream.

    Fortunately, for the sake of the genre, the posers will come then go in a few years time, leaving the genuine fans, the future artists, of dubstep to rebuild. The question is will the surviving generations of dubstep recycle the same screeching electro-houselike noise, and “high intensity” as evidenced in 2010-11?

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