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Theoretically Complex Dubstep

Post by dansheep13 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:50 pm

Any good examples of dubstep with high-level music theory apparent? Maybe the use of complex scales or modes etc. So much of modern dubstep just centres around 1 or 2 notes making different weird noises which is good in its own way. However I wanted to know if there are any artists or songs where the writing is very technical, maybe using a wide range of notes and unusual chords. It doesn't have to sound the best, I just wanted some music like that to study.

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Re: Theoretically Complex Dubstep

Post by wormcode » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:10 pm

There was a trained pianist making tunes a couple of years ago. It had nice progressions and melodies. I don't recall his nick or if he's still doing it, but try a search. I'll find his info when I'm off my mobile and post it.

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Post by dubesteppe » Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:28 pm

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Post by Augment » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:20 pm

wormcode wrote:There was a trained pianist making tunes a couple of years ago. It had nice progressions and melodies. I don't recall his nick or if he's still doing it, but try a search. I'll find his info when I'm off my mobile and post it.
Gemini is a trained pianist, and his stuff is nice. Don't know if he's your guy, though.
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Post by minusworld » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:37 pm

early skream is pretty melodic , not sure if that's what your after.
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Post by Sonika » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:54 pm

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wormcode wrote:There was a trained pianist making tunes a couple of years ago. It had nice progressions and melodies. I don't recall his nick or if he's still doing it, but try a search. I'll find his info when I'm off my mobile and post it.
Gemini is a trained pianist, and his stuff is nice. Don't know if he's your guy, though.

Yeah that's what I was going to say. Gemini's a trained pianist, but tbh, his stuff isn't that musically complex, mostly just typical chord patterns.
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Post by Sharmaji » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:16 pm

D1 and Gravious are the 1st that come to mind
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Post by Dystinkt » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:14 am

id say jokers resonably melodic, as well as cato, as far as dubstep goes anyway

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Post by Aufnahmewindwuschel » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:55 am

if you go beyond dubstep you have guys like ochre, helios, arovane, plaid, ae, boc, andre estermann, plone, cylob, bola, isan, ashram, vali, current 93 etc :i:
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Re: Theoretically Complex Dubstep

Post by SoundNuisance » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:44 am

I don't want to sound arrogant, but if you want to listen to music with complex melodies, counter melodies, chords, key changes etc. listen to classical music. I know it may not be what your after but you can really benefit from it. Even jazz music is good for studying.
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Post by Sonika » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:01 am

I like jazz more than classical many cases, when it comes to music theory
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Re: Theoretically Complex Dubstep

Post by Lectric » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:06 am

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Post by Sonika » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:08 am

How could I forget Phaeleh! Definitely Phaeleh.
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Post by cmgoodman1226 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:27 am

Love him or hate him, Feed me uses some pretty crazy melodies for a lot of his leads; much more melodically complex than your average tearout producer (not so much his drum and bass stuff, but his newer output for sure). Also, I don't particularly care for most of Deadmau5' music (and he's not a dubstep producer) but he really does use some complex chord progressions in some of his tracks. I know wolfgang gartner (once again not dubstep but still EDM) is classically trained and it shows in a lot of his tracks. A lot of producers nowadays just aren't classically trained, and it seems to show in their music (myself included-> I played trombone in orchestra for 7 years but aside from knowing how to read bass and tenor cleff, I'm not great at chord progressions or complex composition).
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Re: Theoretically Complex Dubstep

Post by Sonika » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:34 am

+1 to Deadmau5, some musically complex and innovative output from him for sure. Especially his older stuff.
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Post by daeMTHAFKNkim » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:45 am

Brown & Gammon - Riddle Me This
Brown & Gammon - Blow My Mind
Brown & Gammon - Jurassic (Drop is sick)

I think brown & gammon is pretty good cuz they got catchy melodies/original sounding note-wise compared to a lot of artists...really different in general.

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There's a million things going on in this song. You can study this lol.

I could find some more ish. I dunno what you're exactly looking for though.
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Re: Theoretically Complex Dubstep

Post by chaotix » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:16 am

Blackmill dubstep, one of my favorite melodic dubstep producers. I could listen to his stuff for hours.

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Re: Theoretically Complex Dubstep

Post by JTMMusicuk » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:07 am

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