FAQ: what is dubstep?

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FAQ: what is dubstep?

Post by newcomer » Sun Apr 30, 2006 7:42 pm

hi
first time on this site. never heard dubstep before.
introduce me to dubstep please (links to audio, text etc.)

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Post by kozee » Mon May 01, 2006 12:57 am

that's good and all but how do u explain it to your mom or someone totally not knowing of any eletronic music...????

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Post by thejudge » Mon May 01, 2006 6:03 am

Imho.. Dubstep is a genre of music heavily characterised by dominant low frequency sub-bass. This sub-bass sound is not static, the frequency changes consistently just like any normal melody. The music as a whole almost always sounds minimal and uncluttered i.e. there is rarely any excessive noise thrown in just to fill spaces. The beat pattern appears to differ from track to track and not necessarily follow any pre-defined rule, however, it may generally be described as a breakbeat-like pattern. The beat tempo is always in the 136 - 140 bpm range.

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Post by joenicedj » Mon May 01, 2006 10:01 am

Dubstep is the future....right now.

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Post by logos » Mon May 01, 2006 10:19 am

kozee wrote:that's good and all but how do u explain it to your mom or someone totally not knowing of any eletronic music...????
Why would you want to?

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Post by alan » Mon May 01, 2006 12:46 pm

like wham covering it started with a kiss (never thourgth it would come to this) while wearing alan partrdige masks, but camper and less low frequency content.

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Post by alex bk-bk » Mon May 01, 2006 1:06 pm

your dad is at a breakbeat pattern !!!! ABOWT breakbeat.

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Post by alan » Mon May 01, 2006 1:15 pm

:lol:
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Post by boa » Mon May 01, 2006 8:24 pm

this is sticky because...?

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Post by rich_c90 » Tue May 02, 2006 11:48 am

bOa wrote:this is sticky because...?
lol.

Joenice hit the nail on the head... it's physical music...

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Post by crazydave » Tue May 02, 2006 7:49 pm

Logos wrote:
kozee wrote:that's good and all but how do u explain it to your mom or someone totally not knowing of any eletronic music...????
Why would you want to?
I mentioned it to a vaguely camp guy at breakdancing last week
(he was new, and had 2 years experience of doing the SAMBA),
only to get the reply "that sounds really old fashioned. is it like the foxtrot?" :lol:



i normally try to relate it to other music, to help them out...
but if they're living under a rock and don't know what dub,
2-step or grime is, i start talking to them like they're 95 years old.


YES, grandma.... it's SLOW and BASSY.

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Post by auralassassin » Tue May 02, 2006 8:02 pm

If you take the funky drummer, or any old funk break, and substitute drum hits for bassline, and substitute the old bassline for drum hits... that is dubstep.

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Post by alex bk-bk » Tue May 02, 2006 8:09 pm

auralassassin wrote:If you take the funky drummer, or any old funk break, and substitute drum hits for bassline, and substitute the old bassline for drum hits... that is dubstep.
if you said this to me in a club i'd punch you

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Post by ramadanman » Tue May 02, 2006 8:52 pm

haha

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Post by auralassassin » Tue May 02, 2006 9:10 pm

Alex bk-bk wrote:
auralassassin wrote:If you take the funky drummer, or any old funk break, and substitute drum hits for bassline, and substitute the old bassline for drum hits... that is dubstep.
if you said this to me in a club i'd punch you
why wait for the club, man? :twisted:

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