Earliest known use of the term 'dubstep' in writing?

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Earliest known use of the term 'dubstep' in writing?

Post by leyenda » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:14 pm

http://www.riddim.ca/?p=80

An article by Kode9 from mid-2001 in which he only once refers to the stuff coming out of Tempa as dubstep. Just wondering if this is the earliest example on paper. Either way an interesting article
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Post by mIrReN » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:19 pm

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Post by leyenda » Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:28 pm

And most things try to tell you 2002 was when it was first thrown around as a term with the XLR8TR article solidifying it's use. Which is why I was surprised to see it used in an article this early. Like I said either way it is an interesting read.
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Post by Tomfooleri » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:04 pm

I can't remember where I read it, but Dubstep Allstars Vol.1 is supposed to be one of the first places the word was used.

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Post by Jake Daniel » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:06 pm

mIrReN wrote:Google it.
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Post by seckle » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:22 pm

the xlr8r magazine article from 2002. sadly, xlr8r pulled this issue offline a few years ago, so there's no archive of it unless you can find the actual magazine. before that time it was called the "fwd sound", after the club night of the same name.

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Post by leyenda » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:06 am

seckle wrote:the xlr8r magazine article from 2002. sadly, xlr8r pulled this issue offline a few years ago, so there's no archive of it unless you can find the actual magazine. before that time it was called the "fwd sound", after the club night of the same name.
That's what I thought but like I said that article by kode9 that I have posted above was from mid-2001 and uses the term once in relation to the stuff coming out of Tempa at the time. It also refers to dub step as two words in the article talking about El-B. I just thought it was interesting that the XLR8TR article seems to have got the credit, apparently wrongly if it was being used a full year beforehand, by Kode9 no less.
Tomfooleri wrote:I can't remember where I read it, but Dubstep Allstars Vol.1 is supposed to be one of the first places the word was used.
Yeah I think this is where the term became set in stone to describe the sound rather than a few of the phrases that had been used to describe it up to this point but that was in 2004.
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Post by seckle » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:12 am

leyenda303 wrote:
seckle wrote:the xlr8r magazine article from 2002. sadly, xlr8r pulled this issue offline a few years ago, so there's no archive of it unless you can find the actual magazine. before that time it was called the "fwd sound", after the club night of the same name.
That's what I thought but like I said that article by kode9 that I have posted above was from mid-2001 and uses the term once in relation to the stuff coming out of Tempa at the time. It also refers to dub step as two words in the article talking about El-B. I just thought it was interesting that the XLR8TR article seems to have got the credit, apparently wrongly if it was being used a full year beforehand, by Kode9 no less.
do you have a link for this kode 9 article?

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Post by leyenda » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:59 am

Link is at the top of the page
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Post by incnic » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:07 am

im prety sure it was maler that said it was dubstep
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Post by Shum » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:10 am

incnic wrote:im prety sure it was mahler that said it was dubstep
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Post by Amantus » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:44 am

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incnic wrote:im prety sure it was mahler that said it was dubstep
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Post by mks » Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:12 pm

I know we were using that term by 2001. That XLR8R article from 2002 really helped solidify the term. I really wish I would have made a copy of the old Hyperdub website from back then. Kode9 had some awesome writings on there covering brokenbeat, electro, techno and garage among other things. It was a cool website.

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Post by garethom » Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:06 pm

mks wrote:I know we were using that term by 2001. That XLR8R article from 2002 really helped solidify the term. I really wish I would have made a copy of the old Hyperdub website from back then. Kode9 had some awesome writings on there covering brokenbeat, electro, techno and garage among other things. It was a cool website.
A lot of those articles are on that riddim.ca site OP linked to. Check it.

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