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Topical headingDubstep
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Dub step
Dubstep music
See alsoElectronic dance music
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Found inSkrillex. Scary monsters and nice sprites [SR], p2010.
Muggs, J. Is Skrillex the most hated man in dubstep?, in The guardian, 29 Sept. 2011, viewed online Dec. 1, 2011 (As Skrillex, Sonny Moore has infiltrated the US charts; he is the figurehead for the current unprecedented explosion of electronic dance music - including a high-sugar, hyperactive version of dubstep - into the middle American mainstream; many fans of an underground UK genre have not taken kindly to a Los Angeleno Korn fan who dresses like an emo kid, and who used to be the singer for the screamo band From First to Last, taking dubstep to daytime radio and the pop charts; his electro house and amped-up dubstep sound has found its way into the fabric of American subculture in a way no other rave genre has before)
Wikipedia, Dec. 1, 2011 (Dubstep; genre of electronic dance music that originated in south London, England. Its overall sound has been described as "tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals"; the earliest dubstep releases date back to 1998 and were darker, more experimental, instrumental dub remixes of 2-step garage tracks attempting to incorporate the funky elements of breakbeat, or the dark elements of drum and bass into 2-step, which featured B-sides of single releases. In 2001, this and other strains of dark garage music began to be showcased and promoted at London's night club Plastic People, at the "Forward" night (sometimes stylized as FWD>>), which went on to be considerably influential to the development of dubstep. The term "dubstep" in reference to a genre of music began to be used by around 2002, by which time stylistic trends used in creating these remixes started to become more noticeable and distinct from 2-step and grime)
Dubstep music, via website, Dec. 1, 2011 (Dubstep. A genre of electronic dance music described as tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals that has its roots in London's early 2000s UK garage scene and became extremely popular in 2010.)
Open dictionary, via Macmillan dictionary website, Dec. 1, 2011 (dubstep: a kind of electronic dance music with a strong beat and a lot of bass)
The Wire primers : a guide to modern music, 2009: pp. 87-88 (dubstep; dubstep is unique in the last 20 years in taking the appreciation of bass to the level of obsession; dubstep unravelled Garage into stark, brooding instrumentals; nurtured in South London; began to emerge as a club phenomenon in 2005; borrowing organically from all underground forms, dubstep pumps fresh blood through the ossifying structures of dance culture)
OCLC, Dec. 1, 2011 (sound recording titles: Adventures in dubstep & beyond; Aotearoa dubstep allstarz; Chilled deep dub step; Dubstep #1; Dubstep 2007; Dubstep allstars; Dubstep invasion; Dubstep madness; Enter the dubstep; Generation bass presents Transnational dubstep; I love dubstep; Now is the future dubstep; The roots of dubstep; Scientist launches dubstep into outer space; Sound of dubstep)