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What was the first post on dubstepforum.com?

Post by WatchYourStep » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:41 am

Do the archives even go back that far? How did this website start, anyways?

Was it like, 10 dudes that decided to make a forum and it grew from there? That must have been an entertaining first few months haha

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Re: What was the first post on dubstepforum.com?

Post by honey-d » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:45 am

WatchYourStep wrote:Do the archives even go back that far? How did this website start, anyways?

Was it like, 10 dudes that decided to make a forum and it grew from there? That must have been an entertaining first few months haha
I believe it all started with a Croatian
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Re: What was the first post on dubstepforum.com?

Post by WatchYourStep » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:46 am

honey-d wrote:
WatchYourStep wrote:Do the archives even go back that far? How did this website start, anyways?

Was it like, 10 dudes that decided to make a forum and it grew from there? That must have been an entertaining first few months haha
I believe it all started with a Croatian
You believe or you know? :)
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Re: What was the first post on dubstepforum.com?

Post by jugo » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:33 am

well the 1st member was dubway on Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:30 pm

there were 30 new members the 1st day, 9 the next...
distance, bunzero, and blackdown being among the first to join

the earliest post i found was this:


"Make this forum the standard one...

Postby paulie » Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:58 am
Dubplate.net can get fucked, they've been off for months anyway. This should be the main forum."

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Re: What was the first post on dubstepforum.com?

Post by honey-d » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:08 am

WatchYourStep wrote:
honey-d wrote:
WatchYourStep wrote:Do the archives even go back that far? How did this website start, anyways?

Was it like, 10 dudes that decided to make a forum and it grew from there? That must have been an entertaining first few months haha
I believe it all started with a Croatian
You believe or you know? :)
I'm pretty damn sure the creator was a Croatian dude, I forget his name :oops:
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Post by collige » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:25 am

honey-d wrote:
WatchYourStep wrote:
honey-d wrote:
WatchYourStep wrote:Do the archives even go back that far? How did this website start, anyways?

Was it like, 10 dudes that decided to make a forum and it grew from there? That must have been an entertaining first few months haha
I believe it all started with a Croatian
You believe or you know? :)
I'm pretty damn sure the creator was a Croatian dude, I forget his name :oops:
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Post by brasco » Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:08 am

here are the answers you seek from

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuse ... A891816093
THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE DUBSTEP FORUM
Category: Music



When Ivan Meets G.I. (GrimeStep International)

Lots of people have visited the Dubstep Forum - at least once - in the last 10 months. It's where the action is for all things dubstep. However, few know about Ivan - the brain behind the forum. Even those who know his name ignore that he's from Croatia. We thought it was time to let the man himself tell his story. The interview took place in August 2006 through myspace messaging. Enjoy.


- Who created the Dubstep Forum?
Me

- When and how did that happen?
It happened on 06 Oct 2005, right after duplate.net forum was down. We lost our meeting point. Dubsteppas all over the world were disconnected and unable to communicate.

- How long have you been involved in the project and what are your responsibilities?
I've been the forum administrator since I created it... I make sure that everything is working smoothly, I pay the bills, but I'm also involved in moderating and basically everything around the forum. But I have to mention my friends who are helping me with the forum and supplying me with fresh ideas and advice: Elemental, Paul, Boomnoise, Deapoh and especially Seckle (he is a moderator).

- Who were the guys behind Dubplate.net?
Ammunition Promotions Ltd.



- Why did they close Dubplate.net?
I don't know why.

- What are the main differences between Duplate.net and dubstep forum?
In essence - not much. Same crowd, same music... but if we go in details, Dubstepforum is maybe more concentrated around dubstep itself, while dubplate.net was covering whole underground UK garage. Dubstepforum evolved with time, so it's much bigger today and has a very versatile membership.

- In october this year, Dupstep Forum will be one year old. What were the key moments and debates over that period?
I would say that our key moment was January 2006. After the Breezblock show (Dubstep Warz Special) when dubstep exploded all around the world: the number of our members doubled in just one month. As for key debates, there were too many to mention. But I remember a time in the beginning when there were constant debates (led by scene leaders) about what is dubstep, who is dubstep, how should it sound and how should we call it. These were interesting times...


Dupstep Warz - january 2006

- What can you say about the role of the forum as a vehicule for promoting dubstep abroad?
There were/is not many dubstep sites, so basically the only place where you could/can find information about dubstep was/is Dubstepforum. It is also a place where you can promote yourself and contact other people - because everyone is there.

- How did you select the moderators?
I choose enthusiasts with lot of energy - people who love dubstep and want to help: thrust and knowledge are most important of course.

- What kind of relations existed between the moderators before the dubstep forum and how did their relations evolve after? Were they friends of yours or did you got in touch with them once the forum was online?
We were all members of Dubplate.net forum - that's where we met and started collaborating on different projects.

- Were there any complaints from participants who considered some moderators biased in their tastes and or interests?
No. Never.

- Based on the nationalities involved, which countries outside the UK are most active on the Dubstep Forum?
United States, Canada, Australia, Germany.

- Vol.1 of our DVD will focus on Europe. It appears Germany is the most active country for Dubstep outside the UK. Do you have any comment or insight you can share with us?
Germany always had strong dub/electronic scene from Basic Channel's dub techno to Al Haca, The Tape, RQM, Tolcha, Modeselektor, Jahcoozi, etc. I guess dubstep is just a logical continuation.


- When did you get into the dubstep sound and how did you discover it?
In 2004, through http://www.hyperdub.net and dubplate.net.



- Which track(s) infected you so much that you had to go online and spread the word about this new sound?
Nude - Inspiration (ShelfLife 007), Stereotyp - Jahman (G-stone 12020), Dub war - Generation (Tempa 004), Benny Ill Kode9 & The Culprit - Fat Larry's Skank (Tempa 007), Dj Abstract - Touch (Tempa 009), Kode9 - Sign of the dub (HYP001), Mala - Neverland (DMZ 005)

- Is there a dubstep or grime scene in Croatia? If yes how large is it and who are the key actors of such a scene?
I can't say it's a scene really... just a few of us, based around CFSN crew, pushing the sound.


DJ Distance with CFSN crew members - Filipa and Ivan (aka Dubway)

- Which scene(s) or sound(s) were you into before dubstep?
Dub, dancehall, jungle, UK garage.

- Based on your experience with the Dubstep Forum, what can you tell anyone who doesn't know anything of that scene about dubstep in CENTRAL and EASTERN europe?
The dubstep scene is not big here, but it's very well connected - I talk to pretty much every dubstep dj here on a daily basis... it's a healthy scene and it's been growing fast lately.

- Between the creation of the Dubstep Forum and today, would you say dubstep has progressed as a sound and a scene?
Yes, i think it did. The most significant and innovative figures of this new wave of dubstep were/are definitely DMZ (Mala, Coki and Loefah).



- What innovation should we expect on Dubstep Forum in the next few weeks and months?
We are just in the middle of building a dubstep database which will help people find all information about dubstep in one place: labels, artists, releases, shops, promoters, websites, charts, interviews, contacts etc. all listed there. The first release from our forum co-operative label will be available soon too.

- Have you planned to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the forum?
We are preparing a little present for our forum members for our 1st forum anniversary - dubstepforum.com mix - seleceted and mixed by DJ N-Type. The tunes were made by fresh talents from our forum (Headhunter, Wedge, Gravious, Forsaken...) it will be available as free download.

- Thank you, Ivan.
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Post by paulie » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:07 am

jugo wrote:the earliest post i found was this:


"Make this forum the standard one...

Postby paulie » Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:58 am
Dubplate.net can get fucked, they've been off for months anyway. This should be the main forum."
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Post by seckle » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:11 am

the first 200 or so members of this forum all knew each other either from dubplate.net forum/rinse.com forum or ukmusic forum. this is 2002-2004 when, the only place to hear music from this sound was rinse.fm and maybe one or two other stations. j da flex on 1extra and john peel on radio 1 were the first two big fm shows, following the music, but that was late 2003-2004. there was also the groovetech show, which was amazing as well.

the londoners near enough to the rinse transmitter that could record, were the lifeline for everyone beyond london /international. at that time, rinse was barely net streaming, and either it would cut in and out, or it would be off for weeks. its nothing like the situation we have these days with 24 hour archiving and 5 radios stations. there were only 2-4 vinyl releases a month back then. now we have over 50 releases per month. back then there was only big apple (mixing records) in croydon or the one rack at bm-soho selling dubstep; now at bm there's nearly 10 racks of dubstep (one whole wall downstairs). comparing those days to now is like day to night.

if these core london people couldn't record the sets via fm, the rest of the planet heard nothing that week/month. people like grand, boomnoise and a few others have to get mentioned when you mention this forum, because without them recording, we wouldn't have nearly half of the original rinse fm shows from those days. especially 2002-2004 days. dubway, was the guy that started archiving the shows with descriptions, we all kind of chipped in and helped making lists of dubplates that dubway would also host on his blog. for a good few months up to a year, his blog was the key place to hear new sets and get tunes id'ed. without it, this forum wouldn't be here. have to also shout out thc & deapoh, for supplying all that early bandwidth that helped send the sound across the planet, and help to get this to where it is now.

i'm forgetting a whole bunch of other memories and details. if i remember, I'll add them here.

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Post by feral witchchild » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:46 am

I'm pretty sure I registered on here to solicit people sexually if they could send me the full version of the tune that is my username.

EDIT: I misread this as what was YOUR first post. haha
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Post by herbalicious » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:56 am

Nice thread.

Dubstepforum is and has been as important to the scene as any DJ/Label/Club Night pushing this sound.

Big ups to all involved with it.
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Post by gravious » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:13 pm

As mentioned above, this forum did not appear out of a vacuum, so perhaps the question should be:

What was the first post on Dubplate.net?


There used to be an archive of the old dubplate.net stuff somewhere. Anyone know if it's still around? Years since I checked it mind.

Still, it had some comedy stuff on it. The endless 'chips' photoshop threads, generally involving Lionel Ritchie, or that MCs forum full of FULL CAPS I DUN UR MUM LAST NITE NOW SHE HAS DA CLAP style battles...

Also Seckle is spot on: Dubplate, and the work of Boomnoise, Dubway and all those guys who put up rinse sets and mixes were the lifeline to those of us outside London who couldn't hear that stuff anywhere else, so permanent big ups to them

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Post by gravious » Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:13 pm

Edit: double post!

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Post by Roflrilla » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:28 pm

We (me and my brother) used to have an laptop with like 256-512mb of RAM and a 30gb hard drive on it listening to the rinse stream through our radio and broadcasting it over the internet.

Sad thing was internet was so slow back then we had a max of like 20 people able to listen at once. Good times, except when Mum found it on and switched it off :oops:
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Post by dgg » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:01 pm

gravious wrote:There used to be an archive of the old dubplate.net stuff somewhere. Anyone know if it's still around?
Wasn't that from this archive site?
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.dubplate.net

This seems to be the first archive of the forum: http://web.archive.org/web/200210061211 ... ?ForumID=2

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Post by boomnoise » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:09 pm

ahh ancient memories. :D

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Post by hipnotikk » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:47 pm

these are the kinds of things that i love about dubstep. past the music, it's about people on the most basic level, interacting and becoming a community, joined by a sound. i doubt you could find this level of grassroots collectivity in any other scene.. past, present, or future. i've got a lot of respect for everyone involved in making dubplate, dsf, rinse, etc what it is today.

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Post by alexchuck » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:52 pm

that interview is interesting but I see "dupstep" too many times :u: :u:

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