"Big dubstep article in this week's NME"

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Post by spender » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:20 pm

There's nothing to worry about.

Dubstep doesn't follow the 'scenester' conventions of indy, nu rave,
emo. On any given night in Old Street you can spot the indy kids and nu ravers by their 'uniforms'. They dress in a way that identifies them with what they see as 'their' scene and their 'tribe'.

Dubstep's the opposite. All about the individual... The music's as uncategorisable and unpredictable as the people that love it, and judgin from the forum alone, it's a pretty mixed crowd. How many people can you point at and say 'dubstepper'?

Keep it that way and no matter what the NME say, we're not all gonna be at the next DMZ dressed like Alex fucking Zane.

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Post by forensix (mcr) » Thu Mar 08, 2007 6:31 pm

spender wrote: Keep it that way and no matter what the NME say, we're not all gonna be at the next DMZ dressed like Alex fucking Zane.
now there's a challenge who's up for it? I'll buy some wigs, tight jeans and leather jackets i just need numbers and sizes

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Post by slothrop » Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:15 pm

metalboxproducts wrote:Nothing wrong with
Slothrop" twat in tight jeans?
Well, no more than is wrong with other sorts of twats. But I was paraphrasing anyway.

I don't think the NME briefly getting excited about dubstep is going to turn it into one of those made up today gone tomorrow genres like "new wave of abstract psychobilly" or whatever because unlike most scenes that the NME gets excited about it's actually a real grass roots organic scene, not just something that they've made up because two similar sounding bands have come from the same end of the country. Maybe hipsters will start turning up to dubstep raves for a bit. Then they'll get bored and move on. Maybe some of them will really feel the music and will stick with it. Whatever. Dubsteppers are able to make or break their own scene without worrying what the NME are breathless about this week.

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Post by fubar » Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:45 pm

D-Nile wrote:I don't think it's a bad thing for one scene to acknowledge the presence of another. Would you rather they did an article on how shit they think dubstep is?
Yes, yes i would, i think its more depressing the fact that the same kind of person who would write for nme is acknowledging ***step and being allowed to write about it, I think the scene has been overhyped way out of healthy proportions (thats not a comment on the actual music at all btw) to have gotten to this point..

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Post by __________ » Sun Mar 11, 2007 10:32 pm

I don't read NME so I couldn't comment on the magazine, but there can't be anything wrong with them reporting on dubstep.

Even if it makes a few emos like it, it will only increase awareness about this genre and increase record sales (surely this can only be a good thing for an underground scene?) and we might even see some emostep appear, which would be amusing.

I reckon emostep might take off, I ain't heard a cheerful dubstep track yet, and I know emos dig unhappy music.

Fuck it, even if dubstep becomes ultimately popular as a result of this, the hardcore heads will still exist and it won't change shit!

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Post by boomnoise » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:31 pm

copy of the article


thanks to outraygeous over at dissensus.

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Post by j_j » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:33 pm

^ girl in the pic on the right .TABUMBAFUCKINHOTTTT!!!!!

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Post by pdomino » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:38 pm

Yeah I get ya, my standards are obv lower then yours, I`ll ave either ! ;)

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Post by relaks » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:30 pm

the article's not bad at all.

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Post by unlikely » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:47 pm

loved by the klaxons and the maccabees? Is that the most important thing about it


get your filthy mitts off our sound you trendy wastemen!! NME is the worst music "magazine" in known existence

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Post by gravious » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:48 pm

unlikely wrote:loved by the klaxons and the maccabees? Is that the most important thing about it


get your filthy mitts off our sound you trendy wastemen!! NME is the worst music "magazine" in known existence
That is obviously a bollocks thing to have as a headline!

But fuck it, its an indie/rock mag, and thats how they think they have to pitch it I suppose...

Otherwise, I don't think its that bad an article (aside from the usual "Dubstep began in 2006" business). As a starting point for someone interested in dubstep it could be a lot worse.

I've seen worse articles in mags/papers that should know better.

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Post by guiderdubs » Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:56 pm

man if the klaxons like it, that's ALL that matters. Not the tunes or the scene.

I ONLY listen to music if some shit indie band endorses it.

^ironic lies.

Here, the pre-DMZ drink in Plan B didn't really happen did it? A bunch of us were there but it was mad empty!
'the dubs are just packed'

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Post by jah pat » Sat Jan 10, 2009 12:52 am

edit- didn't mean to bump this, too many guiness. whatever


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Post by benj b » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:32 am

I don't think it matters if the klaxons like it really - I'm happy for anyone to like it; one of the things I like about the music is how inclusive it is

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Post by spooKs » Sat Jan 10, 2009 1:40 am

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Post by samzail » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:26 am

Someone said it, and i agree..the NME is an embarrassment in how strategic its focus on 'scenes' can be. I say fuck them. It's more about cuntish student trendyness than anything audible. Generally speaking, if the NME says something is good, i will want to avoid it.

I hope someone reads the article and does genuinely get into some good music because of it, but i think it was written for cynical commercial reasons and, apart from blackdowns help, without any actual knowledge of the music.

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Post by mechabot 01 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 2:53 am

Press = exposure = more people into the music = more of the music = more places to go and listen to the music = stronger foundations = more longevity.....

I don't understand what the issue is..

Am I missing something here?

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Post by slothrop » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:08 am

I reckon you could identify a month of 2007 pretty accurately by exactly what was going to kill dubstep at the time. "Oh, it's acid house revivalists on jenkem turning it all into boring techo, it must be october."

That must be why the Germans think it's dying...

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Post by dunkno » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:43 am

we haffi bun nme because nme try fi bun dubstep

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Post by whygohome10 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:51 am

Jubscarz wrote:Not too bothered bout the NME getting on it, not the kind of scene where scenesters will last long I dont think.
was lookin to post somethin much like this



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