## anonymous 3 years ago What exactly is dubstep?

1. Michael_Angel

Dubstep is a new genre within electronic dance music. The best way to recognize a dubstep track or mix is by the reverberating sub-bass that is present in most productions. The sub-bass is reverberated at different speeds to give a sense of movement and insistence. The tracks are typically higher in BPM, ranging between 138 and 142 typically. The style does not favor four-to-the-floor beats, instead relying on spaced, syncopated percussion that the listener typically adds their own mental metronome to. Recent incarnations of the genre have found life through dubstep remixes of popular artists like La Roux and Lady Gaga. Newer artists such as Nero incorporate dubstep into their drum and bass and layering it with new vocals to create a more accessible sound. Most recently, singer Britney Spears has tapped into this rising trend in her song "Hold It Against Me," that features the sub-bass frequencies and syncopated beats during the bridge segment.

2. Ashleyisakitty

^in simpler words, drum and base rhythms with different speeds and frequencies, usually sampling from different generes.

3. anonymous

Oh i thought it was a guy named dubstep remexing existing songs or something.

4. anonymous

So basically dubstep is sampling existing songs?

5. anonymous

In a certain way? Like rap but not exactly?

6. Ashleyisakitty

Hmmm, I wouldnt say that. Its usually creative, but there may be quick samples of another song within the dubstep song.

7. Ashleyisakitty

Heres an example of a dub song that uses samples https://soundcloud.com/official-flaic/doomsday-2012-flaics-set

8. anonymous

that link dont work i dont hear anything

9. Michael_Angel

here is some of the artists for dubstep Skrillex, El-B, Oris Jay, Jakwob, Zed Bias, Steve Gurley, Skream, Bassnecter, James Blake, PantyRaid, Nero

10. Michael_Angel
11. anonymous

ooh I see play button now @Ashleyisakitty IS that megatron doing the countdown?

12. anonymous

I like it I think i heard it in a commercial about car insurance. :D

13. anonymous

"genre of electronic dance music"

14. anonymous

ooh like tribalero? @snapcracklepop

15. anonymous

yea kinda

16. anonymous

you've heard of tribalero snap?

17. anonymous

no i haven't actually. in fact i listened to it for the first time once u mentioned it but i was thinking more David Guetta style tho like.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRfuAukYTKg also Calvin Harris... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGghkjpNCQ8 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17ozSeGw-fY and also there's Benny Benassi, Skrillex (of course)...... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaIZ0mUJzr0 and i also like this one song by Alex Clare.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYXjLbMZFmo

18. anonymous

ook nice :D

19. anonymous

actually, its an experiment. i forgot by who, but he created a smooth beat then made the "drop" to see what it would do. it was named the drop because it induced seizures and everyone would drop.

20. anonymous

lol somehow i think that is a lie.

21. anonymous

lol somehow i doubt u have done the research

22. anonymous

sounds impossible

23. anonymous

sounds about right. if u have done your research then u would have seen that is how dubstep origionally came into place

24. anonymous

lots of origin stories are exaggerated.

25. anonymous

so ? doesnt mean all the stories u hear are false

26. anonymous

but it could mean this one is :P

27. anonymous

Look up Figure- The werewolf timo86m

28. anonymous

no gracias if it dubset

29. anonymous

Love Dubstep.

30. anonymous

What type of dupstep

31. anonymous

techno music..?

32. anonymous

Well i mean live or pre recorded bcs there is a difference

33. anonymous

FacePalm...............

34. anonymous

MAJOR FACEPALM! Next time you buy a 5carot ring it for each of u IQ points

35. anonymous

LMAO

36. anonymous

37. anonymous

Here is how i read that Bad dog MAJOR FACEPALM! Next time you buy a Sca asdl ferasdf ;lkjs IQ ironic alskdjfae???

38. poopsiedoodle

Not music.

39. poopsiedoodle

Definitely NOT music.

40. poopsiedoodle

And no sarcasm is being used here by the way. It's actually the furthest you can get from music.

41. anonymous

not music?

42. poopsiedoodle

There ya go, you're catching on to it :D

43. anonymous

so you cant dance to it then?

44. poopsiedoodle

Hardly.

45. Darrius

I HATE DUBSTEB. my opinion doesnt matter tho ;P

46. anonymous

i was going to say tht D

47. anonymous

48. anonymous

i just like the song not the dance

49. anonymous

oh

50. Ashleyisakitty

I like dubstep, its very danceable.

51. anonymous

@timo86m i did the research cuz it was bothering me. Born with an IQ eventually tested at 186, Skrillex is oft called the "mad scientist" of electronica. At only ten years of age, Skrillex discovered taht by playing peaceful, relaxing music followed by a deep bass not, he could cause people to instantly have seizures. Skrillex eventually named the note that causes seizures "The Drop" because his friend would drop on the floor when he tested the music. Being bornt he son of a nuclear physicist and granddaughter of Madame Curry, Skrillex used his parents labs to experiment on the blend of seizure inducing sounds he eventually named "Dubstep" Thank u and goodnight ^_^ lol

52. Ashleyisakitty

Thats a fun story but I want to make it clear that Skrillex and nothing to do with the birth of dubstep

53. anonymous

and how would u know.

54. anonymous

that just confused me more @mikaa_toxica13

55. Ashleyisakitty

Because its obvious. Dubsteps been around way longer than him.

56. poopsiedoodle

$$\Huge\text{^}$$

57. anonymous

he made it as a teen. not now.

58. Ashleyisakitty

.......dubstep was created as a new form of EDM that originated in the UK back in the 90s. You should probably do some actual research on the subject.

59. anonymous

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60. poopsiedoodle

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61. Dean.Shyy

Dubstep is a non-traditional form of music form that erupted from the underground music scene. Just think of Hip Hop, Rap, and Techno. On the other hand, you have traditional forms of music, such as Opera, and R&B. Specifically, Dubstep is a mix of Grime, Techno, Rave, Electro, and Randomness.

62. AravindG

@Ashleyisakitty I liked ur simple definition just after that long paragraph :)

63. anonymous

@Ashleyisakitty some ACTUAL research ? i research every subject before i talk about it. like timo said, there are many stories of origion for almost everything. so how about u just accept the fact that this is the story i believe. just like i have no problem that u believe your story. try being nice and calmly comparing the stories and talking about it like sophisticated people and not throwing around insults as if u know what i do or who i am. have a good day.

64. anonymous

there will be no fighting in my q

65. Ashleyisakitty

Im not throwing insults at you lolwat. Im just saying your story was obviously not true in many ways.

66. anonymous

I cant beleive i have to warn an ambassador :P j/k

67. anonymous

is a genre of electronic dance music.The best way to recognize a dubstep track or mix is by the reverberating sub-bass that is present in most productions. The sub-bass is reverberated at different speeds to give a sense of movement and insistence. The tracks are typically higher in BPM, ranging between 138 and 142 typically.

68. anonymous

Got it! it's techno music

69. anonymous

k

70. anonymous

would give medal but i gave it to someone else already

71. anonymous

kk

72. anonymous

so u think i jus made it up

73. anonymous

lol nobody makes up something that uninteresting

74. Ashleyisakitty

no I dont think you made it up, but its obviously not true.

75. anonymous

in other words you think she made it up?

76. Ashleyisakitty

I mean she could have found some weird fanfiction or something..

77. tanner23456

dubstep is not real music. It's sounds generated by a computer.

78. anonymous

rap is generated by computer also. Most of it.

79. tanner23456

and rap is also not real music.

80. Ashleyisakitty

Its a series of electrical sounds put together in a rhythmic fashion. Many other genres of music use electrical sounds without even realizing it. There is no such thing as a genre of music that "isnt music". I suggest you open your mind a little bit.

81. tanner23456

haha, yeah, real music requires talent. Dub step, rap, hip-hop, etc. require none. Also, don't tell me what to do.

82. Ashleyisakitty

Obviously you don know what "talent" implies.