I hate dubstep

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  • kalel 9 Dec 2013 17:30:47 86,392 posts
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    Don't get it. The first form of music that has made me utter the classic phrase "it's just noise".
  • BinaryBob101 9 Dec 2013 17:32:04 22,305 posts
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    I disagree. There's a couple of worthwhile tracks I reckon.

    Beautiful tender beings.

  • JYM60 9 Dec 2013 17:34:36 16,783 posts
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    I <3 dubstep.

    [8/10] http://www.youtube.com/lllBetterThanHalolll

  • Mr_Sleep 9 Dec 2013 17:34:43 16,850 posts
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    I'd be inclined to think that you need to investigate it more fully before writing it off completely. There are some good examples out there, I'm not a massive fan myself either but apparently there's some good stuff by Burial.

    Hasn't dubstep kind of reached it's zenith and is now integrated so fully into pop music that it's hardly worth having the separate genres? You hear the same sonic ideas in so much pop music now, the snare drum sound in almost every commercial record seems exactly the same these days to me.

    Oh and James Blake has taken it in a different direction but it is dubstep at its core, from what I understand.

    Edited by Mr_Sleep at 17:35:28 09-12-2013

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  • B0rked_Gamer 9 Dec 2013 17:37:07 2,483 posts
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    Hate it. Dubstep = abrasive ear rape.
  • nickthegun 9 Dec 2013 17:37:27 58,805 posts
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    Theres dubstep and the shit americans call dubstep.

    Someone like Burial falls under the dubstep banner but is about as far from skrillex as you can get.

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  • Metalfish 9 Dec 2013 17:37:44 8,790 posts
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  • graysonavich 9 Dec 2013 17:37:51 7,309 posts
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    One of those "had to be there moments" - I was driving to work one morning with my window down, crawling through traffic, you know the score.

    I heard a noise that for a good 2-3 seconds I genuinely thought was someone listening to dubstep turned up to 11, I looked round and it was road works starting up.

    Made me chuckle all the way to work.
  • JYM60 9 Dec 2013 17:39:24 16,783 posts
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    How anyone can say that's ear rape I just dunno.

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  • kalel 9 Dec 2013 17:39:47 86,392 posts
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    OK, quite like the Burial tune nick linked.

    Are we sure that's dubstep?
  • nickthegun 9 Dec 2013 17:40:54 58,805 posts
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    its under the banner. Its more 2-step, which I really like.

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  • kalel 9 Dec 2013 17:41:38 86,392 posts
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    JYM60 wrote:


    How anyone can say that's ear rape I just dunno.
    I don't hate this for quite the same reasons that I hate most of the dubstep I've heard (wub wub wub), but I do hate it.
  • Latin 9 Dec 2013 17:42:55 3,593 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Theres dubstep and the shit americans call dubstep.

    Someone like Burial falls under the dubstep banner but is about as far from skrillex as you can get.

    This is awful, prefer the skrillex crap
  • graysonavich 9 Dec 2013 17:42:56 7,309 posts
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    I'd challenge anyone to tell me 3 differences between anything thats been posted on the UKFdubstep channel in the last 12 months.
  • nickthegun 9 Dec 2013 17:43:04 58,805 posts
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  • nickthegun 9 Dec 2013 17:43:41 58,805 posts
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    Latin wrote:
    This is awful, prefer the skrillex crap
    No accounting for taste, i suppose...

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  • BinaryBob101 9 Dec 2013 17:44:03 22,305 posts
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    I'm not a fan of Skrillex at all really, but I love this and it's also got a bloody great video:

    Beautiful tender beings.

  • smoothpete 9 Dec 2013 17:44:19 31,342 posts
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    Burial sounds more the garage to me tbh.

    I quite like dubstep. When its done well it's fucking awesome.
  • B0rked_Gamer 9 Dec 2013 17:44:35 2,483 posts
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    Yeah see now I've got a scroll bar at the bottom of my browser. Sort it out, Metalfish.
  • Latin 9 Dec 2013 17:46:13 3,593 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Latin wrote:
    This is awful, prefer the skrillex crap
    No accounting for taste, i suppose...
    That was boring and annoying... At least skrillex/nero is interesting and annoying
  • Deleted user 9 December 2013 17:47:14
    It's shite, just awful from what I've heard. But I admit to not going out of my way to investigate.

    But I would say the exact same thing about the London grime scene. Just sounds fucking awful. I'm sure there are some gems in there but if the general theme of the music is offensive to my ears I'm hardly encouraged to investigate its potential.
  • Khanivor 9 Dec 2013 17:48:18 40,399 posts
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    We have a dubstep listener in our house. OK, she's only eleven but that's still no excuse. Need to sort that rot out before it grows.
  • nickthegun 9 Dec 2013 17:50:02 58,805 posts
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    Its basically yank dubstep that has made peoples testicles retreat inside their body when they hear the word.

    Shit like bangarang sounds like an akai in a blender.

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  • kalel 9 Dec 2013 17:50:59 86,392 posts
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    Dubstep and grime have got a relationship, but at least with grime (or some grime) I can hear the connection to hip hop. There's a little bit of sampling and lyricism and such.

    Dubstep though just sounds to me like someone playing with an effects machine. Perhaps very skilfully at times, but it's just so fake sounding.
  • superdelphinus 9 Dec 2013 17:52:06 8,035 posts
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    Seems to be written by people with very little discernible musical talent. A bit like Instagram but for music
  • Chopsen 9 Dec 2013 17:52:25 15,726 posts
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    Dubstep for me is great when I stumble across it in a festival a looking for new stuff online or something and think "cor this sounds good" and then I've had enough after a few minutes and move on to the next thing I'm doing.

    Actually listening to for any period of time, I'd struggle with. But then that's the case for a lot of stuff for me. For me, it occupies the same brain space as thrash metal. Interesting evocative soundscape, but I can only take so much of it.
  • TheDarkKnight 9 Dec 2013 17:53:22 680 posts
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    As someone who listens to as little dubstep as I can, I feel like it's been pigeon-holed a bit for crap youtube headshot compilations. I'm sure there must be some half decent dubstep shit out there.

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  • Chopsen 9 Dec 2013 17:53:22 15,726 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Dubstep and grime have got a relationship, but at least with grime (or some grime) I can hear the connection to hip hop. There's a little bit of sampling and lyricism and such.

    Dubstep though just sounds to me like someone playing with an effects machine. Perhaps very skilfully at times, but it's just so fake sounding.
    You realise people made and make the same accusation about hip-hop?
  • kalel 9 Dec 2013 17:54:10 86,392 posts
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    There's a good joke about dubstep in the "Honest Trailer" for Man of Steel.
  • kalel 9 Dec 2013 17:56:33 86,392 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    Dubstep and grime have got a relationship, but at least with grime (or some grime) I can hear the connection to hip hop. There's a little bit of sampling and lyricism and such.

    Dubstep though just sounds to me like someone playing with an effects machine. Perhaps very skilfully at times, but it's just so fake sounding.
    You realise people made and make the same accusation about hip-hop?
    I think they make slightly different accusations about hip hop (black people swearing over drum loops etc) but I'm aware of the irony, but actually that's kind of my point.

    I'm not really meaning to write off the genre musically. It's just the first musical genre that has completely failed to compute as music in my head. Again, I just don't get it.
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