Tuesday, January 4, 2011

More than just WOMP

Bacon. Related enough.

Dubstep has the reputation—especially in the United States—of being a genre all about devastating bass that sometimes sounds like whales mating, other times sounds like grinding chainsaws, and still other times just sounds like a migraine waiting to happen. However, to reduce the genre to this would be entirely unfair. Although represented more prevalently in Europe, dubstep usually incorporates stuttering, off-kilter rhythms, groovy synthesized lines that reflect UK garage and funky influences, and more explicit dub vibes. You might say that it's the difference between dubstep and brostep, although that comes off fallaciously as sophistication versus novelty, which is not always the case. I will likely put together some kind of longer feature on the difference between dubstep and brostep in the near future, but for now, enjoy some tunes that are about more than just WOMP and WUBWUBWUB.

Also, a side note: if you haven't already, do yourself a favor and get Desto's discography. Dude's the absolute truth.


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