Monday, December 10, 2007


Wikipedia describes dubstep as:

Dubstep's early roots are in the more experimental releases of UK garage producers, seeking to incorporate elements of dub reggae into the South London-based 2-step subgenre. These experiments often ended up on the B-side of a white label or commercial garage release. Like another, more vocal garage hybrid, grime, the genre's feel is often dark; tracks frequently use a minor key and often feature dissonant harmonies such as the diminished chord. Other distinguishing features often found are the use of samples, the fact it is a largely instrumental genre, a propulsive, sparse rhythm, and an almost omnipresent subbass. Some dubstep artists have also incorporated a variety of outside influences, from Basic Channel to classical music to heavy metal.

Ed* I have only been listening to grime and dubstep for a few years but I find the genre to be a lot more creative then hip hop at the moment. This comp is a good primer for someone who's never listened to it before.

Click here for the tracklist

Download the full mix:
Science Faction: Dubstep

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