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getting into dubstep

Post by declipse » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:25 pm

so basically two years ago i didn't listen to any electronic music at all, save hip-hop. last year i had this goofy German roommate who listened to almost exclusively shitty trance. but he played Basement Jaxx a lot too and I ended up getting into Dizzee cuz of them. Dizzee came to MSU last april (why? still not too sure..but it kicked ass). so hearing grime live, i got into that, and from there i kinda eased my way into dubstep. i didn't quite have an ear for instrumental stuff, just wasn't used to it. But by the time Skream's August mix came out, i was caught. infected. addicted. ..and it's only gotten worse since then.

so i was just wondering where you guys stood in your dubstep experience...d'n'b vets having watched it evolve, or randomly stumbled on to the exploding scene like i did. and thoughts on having come from either side.

also, grime/dubstep opened me up to all sorts of other electronic stuff, from electro to breakcore...i cant get enough of any of it...don't know how i went 18 years w/o it.
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Post by jera » Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:29 pm

i came across dubstep simply through the dubstep souljah that is dj distinction...sent me a mix...think it was the grime album launch party, never looked back since. :D :D :D

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Post by duck » Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:42 pm

Always loved dub, jungle and garage... but everything else too..

Read a review of "To the Rescue" by Horsepower back when it was coming out (2004?). Couldn't buy it when I read the article, so bought the first LP instead. Loved it, so caught a promo of "To The Rescue" as well....
I guess I had garage tunes that were kind of dubstep-y before that though

then I've been the only person I knew that really dug dubstep for two years (was up in Leeds until a year and a half ago). Hamzen who also posts on here asked me to recommend him some new music, I recommended dubstep...
Cos he's braver than me he went to DMZ on his own.....(i'd been trying to get someone to come to FWD>> with me for months)

He loved it, made me jealous, so I started paying more attention again and went to DMZ last month basically....

Plus there are just some sick, sick tunes about at the moment and now I'm hooked.

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Post by 8bitwonder » Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:09 pm

sub dub made me do it

since i was 15

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Post by seckle » Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:28 pm

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Post by gaff » Fri Apr 07, 2006 5:58 pm

boyfreind got me into it-i was making chilled atmospheres and that kind of thing

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Post by docdoom » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:59 pm

listened to lots of hiphop for three years, started getting into 'idm' etc then heard dubstep and grime and it just sounded fuckin bang on.

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Post by furiouz » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:20 pm

Was hooked on the early Steve Gurley/EL-B/Zed Bias dark 2step and from there Ghost/Turn-U-On/Ride It Riddims/SoulJa etc etc... Started out playing hardcore breakbeat in 1992 and then jungle and DnB.
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Post by mrjiggyfly » Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:36 pm

jera wrote:i came across dubstep simply through the dubstep souljah that is dj distinction...sent me a mix...think it was the grime album launch party, never looked back since. :D :D :D
Funny, this is also the first dubstep I heard, ran across it by accident though!!!
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Post by el sub sta » Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:51 pm

Into garage, bingo beats and all that.
Then stuff got darker and darker.


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