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Where to start?
Are there any good nights in the North?
suddenly dubstep is really cool.
Case = rested
On Soul Jazz is a good place to start. Closest thing to a 'best of'.
And yes_, people were talking about Dubstep long before Skins ever existed.
but it just seems to have gotten extremely popular recently.
as ive said before, im glad it has, otherwise i wouldnt have heard of it.
But it seems very "in" just now, which im always wary of.
It strikes me of being a sound which is very much of it's time. Perhaps in 5 years it will sound very dated. Who knows, not me, I'm definitely not an expert.
Places like The Wire have been going on about it for ages.
like most scenes they usually run dry within a few years. It's at its peak I think, and I can't see where it'll go next.
All the stuff now seems to lack any new direction.
The S/T by Burial = The peak of Dubstep.
its just that everyones saying "riddims" now and pretending to be "down wit da heavy subbass flow yo'"
is well overrated.
but it's good to get best of both worlds.
i'm not sure I know what dubstep is....
Not a clue. I was hoping this thread would tell me. It hasn't.
it split into two derivatives - grime (think early Dizzee Rascal) and dubstep. Whereas grime is largely concerned with providing a backing track (usually a repetitive 2 step break and bassline with a variation every 8 or 16 bars) for MCs to rap over, dubstep is a lot more complex with its (usually syncopated) rhythms and not necessarily designed to be rapped over.
I'd suggest a good place to start would be with the Dubstep Allstar series.
Any of the Allstars mix cds on Tempa will provide a fine document of some of the most exciting tunes out around the time of its release. I'd go for one with Youngsta on it: he is great.
My mind's twisting
I was making myself the usual cup of tea
When the doorbell strangely rang.
Of the doorbell strangely ringing, rather than ringing, strangely. What, did it go 'DING- *BOING* ' or something?
as people have already mentioned here, the Skream and Burial albums are probably worth starting with. Modeselektor are soon to release the album Happy Birthday! which should break dubstep even further into the mainstream, assuming as i am that it is seen as dubstep.
If you want a few tracks RIGHT NOW, get yo' ass over to Hype Machine and search for 'Qawwali' by Pinch, 'Mario and Zelda' by a2dgee and get some remixes too, like Burial's remix of Jamie Woon's 'Wayfaring Stranger' or Loefah's remix of 'I' by Skream.
You also need Kode9 and Spaceape in your life. Anyone know if Kode9 have released 'Forever' yet? It sounds sublime.
I was crushed with a withering riposte for suggesting that Burial is dubstep.
it's a bit like saying Television were punk, or something. Some aspects of his work are, some aspects of his work aren't.
They guy I was speaking to was infinitely more familiar with dubstep. My knowledge doesn't extend much past Burial and Kode9. Actually tbh, all I know is that the Burial record is brilliant...
the only 'rule' in dubstep is that it's based around BASS.
Check the Uk Events.
http://www.dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=24738 I like.
http://www.dubstepforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=10582&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0 Greatest hits...
And get down Mass for DMZ... Come meditate on bass weight