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Emalkay discusses both the U.K. and U.S. dubstep scenes

Post by 224Ras » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:28 pm

Steez Promo found it highly necessary to add U.K. dubstep champions Emalkay and 16-Bit to the lineup of "And Here it is, The Return of Fall Massive." The event took place in Baltimore, MD and was pure madness to say the least.

Dub Nation Video Blog Vol 2.0 features an interview and concert performance footage of “Birmingham’s finest”, Emalkay. In the featured interview, he discusses both the U.K. and U.S. dubstep scenes.

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Post by Mr. Mittens » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:11 pm

Interesting vid, definitely know what he means about the states only being into the hard stuff... it simply gets a lot more exposure here. As the community at large becomes more and more aware of the sound, the djs that are just beginning to play the music seem to only want to play the grindy stuff. I'm hearing less and less deep dub sounds and more heavy metal electro sounds when I go out to nights... After about 20 or 30 minutes of having the whole frequency range maxed out my ears get tired, and I can't hardly tell the tunes apart after a while.

Looking forward to dropping some Kryptic Minds and Indigo on the people tomorrow night. Spread the deepness.

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Post by joeki » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:26 pm

Interesting vid. What's with the glow-sticks? Glad that hasn't caught on over here...

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Post by Dark Reign » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:47 pm

joeki wrote:Interesting vid. What's with the glow-sticks? Glad that hasn't caught on over here...
Ya I dont know about that either, here in western canada its the same, I guess kids just get twacked on drugs and put on their glowsticks, never really got it myself.

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Post by abZ » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:29 am

Mr. Mittens wrote:Interesting vid, definitely know what he means about the states only being into the hard stuff... it simply gets a lot more exposure here. As the community at large becomes more and more aware of the sound, the djs that are just beginning to play the music seem to only want to play the grindy stuff. I'm hearing less and less deep dub sounds and more heavy metal electro sounds when I go out to nights... After about 20 or 30 minutes of having the whole frequency range maxed out my ears get tired, and I can't hardly tell the tunes apart after a while.

Looking forward to dropping some Kryptic Minds and Indigo on the people tomorrow night. Spread the deepness.
I think the biggest problem in the states is most of the sound systems are garbage. I am not talking about the big nights in the big cities, I am talking about the average setup. I played this weekend where the room was sounding nice and we played, not chill out, but deeper stuff and everyone was really feelin it. A lot of rigs like I'm saying, those tunes are not going to go off properly. Not only that but in the states I think it's still new to a lot of people and they just aren't going to get the deeper stuff right away. Give it some time imo.

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Post by djshiva » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:34 am

Mr. Mittens wrote:Interesting vid, definitely know what he means about the states only being into the hard stuff... it simply gets a lot more exposure here. As the community at large becomes more and more aware of the sound, the djs that are just beginning to play the music seem to only want to play the grindy stuff. I'm hearing less and less deep dub sounds and more heavy metal electro sounds when I go out to nights... After about 20 or 30 minutes of having the whole frequency range maxed out my ears get tired, and I can't hardly tell the tunes apart after a while.

Looking forward to dropping some Kryptic Minds and Indigo on the people tomorrow night. Spread the deepness.
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Post by michael red » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:40 am

what was that about western canada?

come check synkro and hxdb this saturday @ the astoria
and 2562, martyn, daega, shackleton later month.

is that the heavy bangers scene you're talking bout?

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Post by pkay » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:40 am

the US has always liked harder music in comparison to the UK in almost every genre... breaks, dubstep, drum and bass, hip hop, whatever. We're a louder more aggressive culture than our UK friends... only suits us that we'd listen to louder more aggressive tunes.

Nothing wrong with either side of things

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Post by Visitor » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:41 am

people here in the USA definitely like the more dirtier stuff. they never hear anything else and think its cool to get the dirtiest filthiest beat there is. gotta show them the good shit!

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Post by twentyOneDummies » Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:47 am

I'm considering seeing him next week but... I hope he doesn't lump in Canada with the states as far as us only wanting to hear grinding metalic stuff :?
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Post by spire » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:04 am

yeah ill go ahead and agree, definitely seems the american audience just dosnt have the patience (or want/curiosity/appreciation) for the more mellow tunes. kind of annoying, but whatever. still play whatever i like.

anybody recognize the tunes at 2:15 and 4:30?

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Post by pkay » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:30 am

spire wrote:yeah ill go ahead and agree, definitely seems the american audience just dosnt have the patience (or want/curiosity/appreciation) for the more mellow tunes. kind of annoying, but whatever. still play whatever i like.

anybody recognize the tunes at 2:15 and 4:30?

lol it has nothing to do with patience and has more to do with being two entirely different cultures. I spend 12+ hours a day listening to music in some shape form or fashion, a large chunk of it is dubstep. As an american, my personal preferences tend to reflect my influences... influences which aren't always going to be the same as someone living 5000+ miles away.

The tunes hitting big right now in the US arent always the same as the ones in the UK and aren't the same as what's going on in Russia right now.

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Post by cosby » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:33 am

Kids in America like the grindy stuff because kids in America have anger issues. I think there are quite a lot of more mature heads who like the deeper stuff, but they aren't the types who are going to spend $25 to see a lower-middle tier DJ and get fucked up on pills (most mature people can score pills away from warehouses).

Kids in America also like:
* Glow sticks
* Hot Topic
* McDonalds / Being fat
* Nickelback
* Pick up trucks

So basically, DJs and producers who want to play before the lower-middle tier DJs in America are going to have to play Hot Topic, pick up truck, fat people music. It's weak, but there you have it - that is what America is dealing with.
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cosby wrote:Kids in America like the grindy stuff because kids in America have anger issues. I think there are quite a lot of more mature heads who like the deeper stuff, but they aren't the types who are going to spend $25 to see a lower-middle tier DJ and get fucked up on pills (most mature people can score pills away from warehouses).

Kids in America also like:
* Glow sticks
* Hot Topic
* McDonalds / Being fat
* Nickelback
* Pick up trucks

So basically, DJs and producers who want to play before the lower-middle tier DJs in America are going to have to play Hot Topic, pick up truck, fat people music. It's weak, but there you have it - that is what America is dealing with.
That is not entirely fair. Seems to me people come to the electronic music scene in America because they DON'T like those things. Even glow sticks, you will see those in the raves. I don't know about the rest of the country but where I am at there is a whole new generation of the rave which is picking up steam. It is mostly new people and they don't know any better. At the clubs and stuff I don't see that shit.

And what is wrong with pickups anyway? :evil:

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Post by pkay » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:42 am

cosby wrote:Kids in America like the grindy stuff because kids in America have anger issues. I think there are quite a lot of more mature heads who like the deeper stuff, but they aren't the types who are going to spend $25 to see a lower-middle tier DJ and get fucked up on pills (most mature people can score pills away from warehouses).
Yeah they're more the type to stroke their beards and talk shit on the internet rather than show up to an event.

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Post by seckle » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:09 am

nice to see emalkay doing his thing. i'm sure emalkay would say himself that he's not speaking about the entire US in one sweeping statement. its just his comment from a video question. safe travels.

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Post by cosby » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:11 am

pkay wrote:
cosby wrote:Kids in America like the grindy stuff because kids in America have anger issues. I think there are quite a lot of more mature heads who like the deeper stuff, but they aren't the types who are going to spend $25 to see a lower-middle tier DJ and get fucked up on pills (most mature people can score pills away from warehouses).
Yeah they're more the type to stroke their beards and talk shit on the internet rather than show up to an event.
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Post by bobsabarker » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:14 am

spire wrote:yeah ill go ahead and agree, definitely seems the american audience just dosnt have the patience (or want/curiosity/appreciation) for the more mellow tunes. kind of annoying, but whatever. still play whatever i like.

anybody recognize the tunes at 2:15 and 4:30?

i feel the americans that follow this board know the proper dubstep sounds. the deep stuff is my favorite and it sucks that a lot of the people over here are into the grinding shit. ill take synkro over rusko anyday.

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Post by spire » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:18 am

cosby wrote: -q- -q- -q- -q- -q- -q- -q- -q-




That or more the type to avoid being bombarded relentlessly by underproduced, unmastered midrange LFO masturbation.
and repeatedly bashed into by stupid fucks screaming "im so fucked up i dont even know what going on!" while sweating on you and displaying through the sense of smell that they havnt fully discovered deodorant.

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Post by south3rn » Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:33 am

michael red wrote:what was that about western canada?

come check synkro and hxdb this saturday @ the astoria
and 2562, martyn, daega, shackleton later month.

is that the heavy bangers scene you're talking bout?
ok, so these artists are booked. i could book them to play my parents' house, but it doesn't mean every redneck in Texas City prefers the deeper side of dubstep.

what's the turnout going to be? what's the turnover going to be, as in how many people are gonna leave when there aren't wobbles? success will determine more than a flyer.

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