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Post by pidge » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:01 pm

Legendary wrote:
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well overdue though! there's not enough DUBstep if you ask me. too much dubSTEP!

Thought it was the other way round? 'least it is for me.
Definitely, cliche dubby dubstep has been rinsed

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Post by frank grimes jr. » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:06 pm

Werd2jaH wrote:if more vocalist and emcees was on dubstep then it might pick up down there
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Post by i-line » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:08 pm

boomnoise wrote:
DJ Vision wrote:i think dubstep is a bit intense for the music scene down there
yeah way too intense

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Lol yeah I always saw JA as being a bit mild side....

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Post by paan » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:16 pm

as dubstep doesnt have to get huge in jamaica, maybe there are some parties. In a big city like kingston, there might be a small scene for electronic music, no?

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Post by boomnoise » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:20 pm

i think finding out would make for a really good film in itself.

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Post by seckle » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:31 pm

paan wrote:as dubstep doesnt have to get huge in jamaica, maybe there are some parties. In a big city like kingston, there might be a small scene for electronic music, no?
I've been to Jamaica a few times. Kingston is dominated by dancehall and roots. Of course there's dj's that play all sorts of things, like house, disco etc on certain nights, but for the most part on a friday/saturday its dancehall in nearly any club.

i'd advise you to think very carefully about wondering around kingston with a camera crew, unless you have jamaican locals with you. i'm from a big city, and i can tell you that Kingston is an amazing place but the people are hardworking and struggling to get by. you might find some bad reactions to just filming people randomly.

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Post by surface_tension » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:31 pm

Sines wrote:I cry just at the mention of dubstep.
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Post by werd2jah » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:37 pm

Frank Grimes Jr. wrote:
Werd2jaH wrote:if more vocalist and emcees was on dubstep then it might pick up down there
natch.
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if more dancehall artists/reggae kings/queens was collabing with the dubstep producers,..i.e. exclusive vocals and such, instead of jus remixes, then it'll prolly pick up over there

most of my cousins who jus come from yard on visits, when i play em dubstep they don't not like it, but they prefer more vocals,...so they tell me inyways

and its not jus jamaica only

ive been tryin to push dubstep in da islands as a whole

been tryin to convince some belizean/bahamian/VI/trini's dj's to spin some, so far they seem to only respond to the up-beat dubby tunes that have a vocalist of some island background spittin over it,

and i mean the dancehall-ish type dubstep tunes, not even the dubby slow tempo'd tunes with samples and such

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Post by datilt » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:42 pm

I think there is loads of nice ragga-dubstep around. Mostly whites which could be rinsed well in Jamaica. I wouldnt play wobblers there tbh.
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Post by skrewface » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:43 pm

seckle wrote:i'd advise you to think very carefully about wondering around kingston with a camera crew, unless you have jamaican locals with you. i'm from a big city, and i can tell you that Kingston is an amazing place but the people are hardworking and struggling to get by. you might find some bad reactions to just filming people randomly.

LOL; I wouldn't recommend to even walk alone if you're white or if you don't carry a crew of people in the heart of Kingston and when night time

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Post by planta » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:47 pm

Abs wrote:
kozee wrote:
Abs wrote:
DJ Vision wrote:i think dubstep is a bit intense for the music scene down there
dubstep is grim and depressing most of the time,
is it?
Yes, the majority of it is quite grey and makes me think of hackney for some reason, and at a dubstep night everyone allways makes that extra special effort to look miserable and really serious, i'm excluding of course the obligatory group of 14 year olds at the front jumping up and down the whole time.
hahahaahahahaaha, are dubstep nights in Devon that bad?
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Post by seckle » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:48 pm

skrewface wrote:
seckle wrote:i'd advise you to think very carefully about wondering around kingston with a camera crew, unless you have jamaican locals with you. i'm from a big city, and i can tell you that Kingston is an amazing place but the people are hardworking and struggling to get by. you might find some bad reactions to just filming people randomly.

LOL; I wouldn't recommend to even walk alone if you're white or if you don't carry a crew of people in the heart of Kingston and when night time
serious. its very very real in kingston.

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Post by alexchuck » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:00 pm

dubstep has nothing to do with Jamaica? LOL learn some history.

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Post by datilt » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:09 pm

bibishte wrote:dubstep has nothing to do with Jamaica? LOL learn some history.
sorry have overlooked the ?
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Post by paravrais » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:31 pm

Abs wrote:
kozee wrote:
Abs wrote:
DJ Vision wrote:i think dubstep is a bit intense for the music scene down there
dubstep is grim and depressing most of the time,
is it?
Yes, the majority of it is quite grey and makes me think of hackney for some reason, and at a dubstep night everyone allways makes that extra special effort to look miserable and really serious, i'm excluding of course the obligatory group of 14 year olds at the front jumping up and down the whole time.
Never seen any 14 year olds at a dubstep night but im 18 and I go out with a lot of people ranging in age between 17-24 and all of us jump up and down at the front going mental and screaming. I dont see the problem? Its just the only way to properly appreciate it.

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Post by steppo » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:15 pm

Sines wrote:I cry just at the mention of dubstep.
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Post by __________ » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:04 pm

Planta wrote:
Abs wrote: Yes, the majority of it is quite grey and makes me think of hackney for some reason, and at a dubstep night everyone allways makes that extra special effort to look miserable and really serious,.
hahahaahahahaaha, are dubstep nights in Devon that bad?
nah, they're not. Abs is just a muppet.

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Legendary wrote:
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well overdue though! there's not enough DUBstep if you ask me. too much dubSTEP!
Thought it was the other way round? 'least it is for me.
dunno mate, i'm hearing more than enough people trying to rip off rusko & the like...why can't people try to rip off RSD, Mungo's, Terrafonix or Jahtari?! i'm not talking 'jah' samples either. there's loadsa tunes being made in a drum & bass style. i'm more into the dub style.
that's just me though!

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Post by human? » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:11 pm

some new riddims have dubstep feels to them..

war trumpet has a sick bassline.. its 129 tho... feel is right..

merge riddim is 140...

its all comin together...

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Post by ossia » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:35 am

write a film about the journey of the sound of dub and soundsystem culture in jamaica and how it influenced the sound of dubstep and many other dance genres!
but dubstep in jamaica...i just cant imagine it.

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