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Dubstep becoming too dark and masculine?

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Postby abZ » Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:49 pm

Like others are saying, there something for everyone in dubstep and thats great for me because I like a nice variety of vibes. Sometimes I'm in the mood for something hard and distorted and sometimes I want some deep stuff even sometimes I want some fun dancefloor stuff, whatever.

I just gotta say tho, L-Wiz - Girl From Codeine City - way to bring sexy back. More tunes like this please.
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Postby *grand* » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:28 pm

tbh there hasnt been many nice tunes people are following the dark trend... since october 2006... last tune u hear tha gave mme a warm fuzzy feeling was mahogony by conquest..
but the general trend has been darker vybes with 1 or 2 good nice tunes being distributed once every two months.. give more tunes like summer dreams...... sounded fucking beautiful when scream dropped it on stella this past wednesday and let it run from start to end.
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Postby hera » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:53 pm

AGGRESSION RAAAAAAAH.
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Postby slothrop » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:57 pm

abZ wrote:Like others are saying, there something for everyone in dubstep and thats great for me because I like a nice variety of vibes. Sometimes I'm in the mood for something hard and distorted and sometimes I want some deep stuff even sometimes I want some fun dancefloor stuff, whatever.

:z:

It's all about the contrast.
I just gotta say tho, L-Wiz - Girl From Codeine City - way to bring sexy back. More tunes like this please.

I've gotta go and check out some of the tunes being mentioned in this thread...
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Postby blackdown » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:03 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. ;)


While i love most of the list you offer, you gotta admit that it is mostly a list of exceptions, not rules. The dominance of harder-than-hard rinse out wobble clones that you hear out in DJ sets is seriously bothering me right now, and has been for some time...
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Postby le_hardcore_chiefus » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:05 pm

i love the darkside ...but i gta admit i`ve been trippin awayt to the burial vibe...especially ghost hardware 8)
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Postby showguns » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:08 pm

Blackdown wrote:
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. ;)


While i love most of the list you offer, you gotta admit that it is mostly a list of exceptions, not rules. The dominance of harder-than-hard rinse out wobble clones that you hear out in DJ sets is seriously bothering me right now, and has been for some time...


same here. it's either a wobble off or biggest drop competition for most djs/producers. you can get dark but still have a lot of funk and swing in your tunes, but a lot of people seem to miss that part when making/playing tunes.
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Postby marsyas » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:09 pm

really bored with the overly sinister tunes.
wobble here and there whatever, just glad theres alot of different stuff coming out lately.
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Postby beatcarnival » Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:09 pm

iron soul anyone? Seriously that's about as non-dark / masculine as you get but it's fuckin' brilliant shit! My last radio mix was actually all about this newish wave of really lush dubstep....check getdarker.com for beatcarnival and download it if ye likes!

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Postby press » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:21 am

^ that art of noise rmx is so dope!
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Postby marsyas » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:22 am

beatcarnival wrote:iron soul anyone?


wobble fest, i can barely listen to his tunes anymore.
half the stuff he has released (under all the names) never should have been.
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Postby josip » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:36 am

There's a lot of diversity in the scene (which is one of the best things in dubstep), you can find almost everything. Yeah, there're a lot of dark tunes, but you can also find vibes that make you smile :) I'm not sure about the masculine part tho :roll:
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Postby thump rat » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:41 am

I don't think its too dark, but maybe its becoming alittle "in your face". In my opinion the 2005 era was the darkest era, deep bass and dry atmosphere, i find that alot more "dark" than a spooky movie sample and a distorted wobble. Not that i'm complaining, i love fucked up basslines, i just think the DJ's should vary their selection if they are indeed comprimising for the crowd.
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Postby scaramanga » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:41 am

too much wobble if you ask me
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Postby press » Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:49 am

when i think dark i really dont think wobble at all.

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Postby +torment+ » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:05 am

eh, when I think Wobble, i think Jah.


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^ mon was known for some dark tunes back in the day, heh.


wobble wobble wobwobwobble
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Postby two oh one » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:27 am

I like dark and I like happy. I like it when DJs mix all the different vibes together in a set. Real journey stuff.

However, I do think that the menacing sound of underground genres keeps them safer from mainstream acceptance.

Industrial is still happily underground after 30 years.

Trance turned cheery & melodic and got sucked up, dried up and shat out by pop culture in less than 10.
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Postby selector.dub.u » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:31 am

Scaramanga wrote:too much wobble if you ask me



needs more wibble.
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Postby djshiva » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:00 am

selector.dub.u wrote:
Scaramanga wrote:too much wobble if you ask me



needs more wibble.


needs more weebles.

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Postby two oh one » Sat Aug 11, 2007 2:06 am

sapphic_beats wrote:
selector.dub.u wrote:
Scaramanga wrote:too much wobble if you ask me



needs more wibble.


needs more weebles.

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That's not a Weeble.

This is a Weeble:

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NOW STOP DOING WEEBLES WRONG!!!
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