Music Monday – How do you like your Dubstep?

Posted: May 17, 2010 by undergroundfisherman in Music
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Dubstep is one of the most rewarding types of music to get into, and it’s rapidly gaining in popularity as well. The increasing number of DJ’s getting involved has made the whole scene a lot more diverse. With all of these new influences coming in, it’s probably time to take a look at all of the important artists that have helped the genre gain momentum. From the bone-crunchingly heavy styles to the more laid-back ones.

Britney Spears – Freakshow (Instrumental)

It’s always good to start off with a controversial one, but in fairness, if you want to turn a Britney Spears tune into a good tune, take Britney Spears out of the equation! What you’re left with is a pretty solid dubstep track. It’s from her album “Blackout”, which came out after her hair-shaving, photographer-assualting phase. It turned out to be a good career move, because her producers obviously realised that her stock couldn’t sink much lower, so they did something outrageous – they made an interesting album full of cool ideas.

Tomba – Symphony 666

Ok, here’s one for the Dubstep purists; it’s a really interesting mix of organic-sounding orchestration and heavy bass, and the end result is rather impressive. The highest rated comment on Youtube describes it as “what it sounds like to walk around in Hell”. That’s definitely a good thing in my book

Rusko – I Love You

rusko2.jpg rusko image by KODY_035

Rusko is all set to make waves with his new album

Leeds-born Chris Mercer, aka Rusko, is one of the biggest players on the dubstep scene, along with his pal Caspa. This is from his new album, OMG, and it’s got everything you could want from a Rusko tune.

Skream – Repurcussions of a Razor Blade

Oliver “Skream” Jones was still in his teens when he burst onto the Dubstep scene in 2005 with “Midnight Request Line”, one of the first commercially successful Dubstep singles. Since then, he has gone on to cement his position as High King of the genre. This is a B-side from one of his most recent releases, “A New Dawn”. It shows the more restrained, introspective style which still manages to work well in any setting.

Cragga – Mr Postman / Chrispy – Rude Boy Remix

Remixes are a great way for dubstep artists to get well-known. The most famous example to date is probably Skream’s rework of “In for the Kill” by La Roux. These are two really inventive remixes by two young artists. Cragga shows he has flair and imagination by taking the Marvelettes’ Motown classic “Mr Postman”, and turning it into a thrilling piece of work. Chrispy, on the other hand, performs nothing short of a miracle by turning Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” into something that is not just listenable, but actually really good.

Mr Postman

Rude Boy

Trolley Snatcha – Shake It

Trolley Snatcha’s dark, heavy tunes are typical of the new style of dubstep that has been coming out recently. I’m still fairly on the fence about this fella, but when things get going around 0:54, it’s pretty hard to resist. Cool video as well.

  1. Check out Jamie Vex’d too.

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