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Dubstep becoming too dark and masculine?

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Postby diss04 » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:03 pm

something random just reminded me of a blackdown article on pitchforkmedia where he wrote about how dubstep was becoming too dark and masculine and i was just sitting in the sun and thinking.. that guy couldnt be more right. now i love a dark, twisted, banger as much as the next guy but maybe more thats a bit lighter? anyways just my opinion..

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Postby LEQ » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:09 pm

Seek and ye shall find. Loads of tunes that have that 'summer vibes 'feeling round at the mo, Le Cosa Nostra by $shy/Afterdark (?) is one that springs to mind.
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Postby shonky » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:16 pm

Quest/Conquest - nuff happy vibesteppaz

The dark shit's getting well played out to these ears. Go have a fight in a car park and sort it the fuck out
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Postby the wiggle baron » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:18 pm

Gotta say, since the V landed nothings blown me away in that department!

Dont think ill ever get over the V though :D
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Postby thinking » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:19 pm

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Mind & Soul on D1 EP
Round the Word Girls
Martyn's stuff
TRG's stuff

just off the top of me swede, plus all the pop-reggae stuff from Rusko, Skreamz and all that....

plenty of non-blokestep out there, just stop & think for a sec. ;)
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Postby metalboxproducts » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:23 pm

Dark does seem to be the default setting for most uk underground music. it happens in every scene.
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Postby the wiggle baron » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:32 pm

ThinKing wrote:Alicia re-rub
Mind & Soul on D1 EP
Round the Word Girls
Martyn's stuff
TRG's stuff

just off the top of me swede, plus all the pop-reggae stuff from Rusko, Skreamz and all that....

plenty of non-blokestep out there, just stop & think for a sec. ;)


I know you werent going for the cover all list, but Mala - In love wit choo!

Me --> :I: <-- That tune (not mala...)

Okay, maybe mala...a little bit
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Postby LEQ » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:36 pm

Some of Whistla's tunes are 'lighter' as well, bleedin' good as well I tell ya.
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Postby thinking » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:39 pm

[quote="The Wiggle BaronI know you werent going for the cover all list, but Mala - In love wit choo![/quote]

indeed mate, although I was just thinkin of stuff available in the shops....

also:


RSD (Rob Smith) on Punch Drunk/'Earwax
Peverelist
Horsepower!!

and so much more....
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Postby i-line » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:13 pm

There's loads of diversity of tonality in dubstep nowadays - can't complain about the quality of recent releases at all. It's just unfortunate that at the raves (particularly the bigger ones) djs just seem to draw for the maxed out tunes that have cymbal crashes filling up every space and make people dance like cavemen.

The subtler tunes can sound amazing on big rigs as well as at home, it's just a shame most of them don't make it that far at the moment.
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Postby t-mus » Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:39 pm

The Wiggle Baron wrote:Gotta say, since the V landed nothings blown me away in that department!

Dont think ill ever get over the V though :D

you heard Headstrong by the man?

but yeah, second drop on the V :o with that PWEIUUWWW stomp thing...
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Postby randomhed » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:09 pm

Clouds, elder dub and shallow.

Quest, dub heaven.

Just a couple off the top of my head, theres plenty about.
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Postby corpsey » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:09 pm

i-line wrote:There's loads of diversity of tonality in dubstep nowadays - can't complain about the quality of recent releases at all. It's just unfortunate that at the raves (particularly the bigger ones) djs just seem to draw for the maxed out tunes that have cymbal crashes filling up every space and make people dance like cavemen.

The subtler tunes can sound amazing on big rigs as well as at home, it's just a shame most of them don't make it that far at the moment.


Yup

I don't know what you mean by ''Dark'' though, do you just mean aggressive wobbling tunes? Reckon I'd like to see more of a garage swing to beats, a lot of tunes all you can do is throw your gun fingers and drink up in the air.
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Postby asc » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:17 pm

Vaccine is neither dark nor masculine.
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Postby shonky » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:19 pm

Corpsey wrote:
i-line wrote:There's loads of diversity of tonality in dubstep nowadays - can't complain about the quality of recent releases at all. It's just unfortunate that at the raves (particularly the bigger ones) djs just seem to draw for the maxed out tunes that have cymbal crashes filling up every space and make people dance like cavemen.

The subtler tunes can sound amazing on big rigs as well as at home, it's just a shame most of them don't make it that far at the moment.


Yup

I don't know what you mean by ''Dark'' though, do you just mean aggressive wobbling tunes? Reckon I'd like to see more of a garage swing to beats, a lot of tunes all you can do is throw your gun fingers and drink up in the air.


Or stand and nod. Doesn't really feel like dance music a lot of the time
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Postby corpsey » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:23 pm

Ting is, I like the odd jelly tune like the next drunken twat, it's just when DJs insist on playing rinseoutrinseoutrinseout it gets dry. I don't know if that's ''masculine'' or not though
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Postby incyde » Fri Aug 10, 2007 6:25 pm

ASC wrote:Vaccine is neither dark nor masculine.


x2!!



Also Silkie, Conquest, Heny G, theres loads of it man.... come on!!
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Postby press » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:04 pm

imo theres room for every vibe. there HAS to be room for every vibe. there has to be every vibe...this is the entire ethos of dubstep so far as i can see. no rules.
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Postby toxin » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:23 pm

LEQ wrote:Le Cosa Nostra by Toxin/Afterdark is one that springs to mind.


Glad your feeling it bruv. Shame the summer has been so shit though init. lol.
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Postby toxin » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:24 pm

metalboxproducts wrote:Dark does seem to be the default setting for most uk underground music. it happens in every scene.
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