I enjoy mainstream aggresive dubstep like Skrillex and Knife Party, but keep being told it's shit. Tbh I can only accept that it's probably entry level dubstep, but I checked out some root dubstep and it's alot more chill, which is nice but im into the more aggresive sound.
Essential entry level albums
Skream - Skream!
Burial - Untrue (My favourite album of all time)
Check out Noisia
I think you'd like them, mad fucking sound engineers from holland, some of the noises they manage to make are insane (also I think they're a bit better musically than Skrillex + Knife Party)
It's more dnb than dubstep. but if you're willing to go that way, try listening to some neuro, like Spor (I really like Conquerors & commoners EP) or Audio (Forces of nature live was awesome). Or if you grow up and stop giving fucks about what people think about your music, listen to some stupid mixes, like Excision or Dirtyphonics @ Shambhala 2013, or Datsik @ UMF 2014
Although there are a few good ones, dubstep really isn't a genre that suits the album format. Most good stuff has been put out as singles or EPs. That being said, Kromestar's My Sound LP is also essential listening.
unless you dig some of the more midrange aggressive stuff that coki and digital mystikz occasionally touched on.
Yeah seconding this post, I only posted noisia in case he hasn't heard them, they're quintessential heavy dance music IMO. And if you're gonna go the heavy dnb route definitely check out Andy C's nightlife mixes, nightlife 5 is a personal favorite
Uhm yeah, I may have been misunderstood.
I already said I do enjoy "trash" such as Skrillex, but what I enjoy about this music is the aggresion, mind blowing volumes and drops, and the overall style. What I like less is the pop/radio mainstream sound many of these tracks have.
I'm not looking for a /mu/ approved Skrillex, im looking for similar, but more interesting dubstep.
Holy, I guess I have been looking for neurofunk? One thing I dont like is the outer-space feeling, that seems to be popular in neurofunk. hmp. Anyway, good stuff, thanks anon.
This is Psytrance BUT HEAR ME OUT ANON I know you like massive drops, so listen from 4 minutes in and prepare to have your face pushed into the back of your skull. Ridiculous shit.
check out loefah and coki. aggressive and dark but proper OG stuff. loefah's tunes have a stupid amount of bass if thats what youre after
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd3s_jubB_s [Embed] you'll like this one lol
loefah was the first person to give dubstep that 'slow' half-time feel with the track 'horror show'
coki was the first person to introduce mid-range wobbles/dirty basses with the track 'haunted'
First, this is dope. But it's not quite the dubstep drop, it has this super-exciting build up that turns into... like... hyper trance on drugs lel.
Not really a deep&violent bass drop
what... not sure if baiting or pleb.
this fits the description:
I would say if you want to start getting into more roots stuff coming from an aggressive/midrange style, essential listening would be Caspa & Rusko's Fabriclive 37 mix. From there, check out Distance, Coki, and maybe some Skream, the Bug, and Goth Trad. By this point you might enjoy a bit of the more "dungeon" sounding shit, so I would recommend checking out some kryptic minds, J:kenzo, Kaiju, Vivek, DJG, etc.
Personal recommendations: Gantz, Commodo, Las, Pinch, Kahn, Mala.
If you want a history lesson of dubstep from the grounds up, just listen to the dubstep allstars series in order. That's how I originally got into the genre. DSA 6 is my favorite mix in the series. However, if you are coming from a more aggressive sounding background, you will NOT like what you hear probably up until volume 7 or 8 at least.
It's also important to remember that if you aren't listening on a system with at least an audible lower range you will be missing out on pretty much the most important part of the genre.
Im really digging these, but tbh I can barely feel the drops, it's more like the whole song is a mid-range somewhat aggresive bass flow. ever heared KP drop a bass? in a moment the track goes from being a trashy pop-beat to somthing violent and blows minds. (imo).
Either way, I totally enjoyed, I'll check out more by these two, thank you kind anon.
Listening now, Im halfway through.
Tbh this actually has a really mainstream-pop remixes sound, and again, the drops are really held back. + they feel like some party music bs and not like dubstep drops. thx anyways.
not half bad, though it seems like all drum&bass-neuro-dubstep tracks feel sort of the same. Will check more from Teknian.
>tbh I can barely feel the drops
I can understand where youre coming from if you're used to skrillex, excision etc. basically, OG dubstep is all about the 'bassweight', so this kind of dubstep uses a pure, warm but heavy sub bass. if you listen loud enough on big speakers, this creates the 'violence' by itself. this is why, if you look up dubstep, you will see a lot of people refer to it as 'soundsystem music'. it uses a lot of space and emptiness and fills all the holes in with the bass
If you aren't listening on a decent system of course you won't feel the bass. You are used to mid-range noise that you can hear on a laptop. The entire point of OG dubstep was the sub bass, so like lower than 100hz. The aggressive brostep stuff is way, way higher than 100hz.
ONLY GOOD SYSTEM IS A SOUND SYSTEM M8
I've seen Mala, Quest, Silkie, Truth, Goth Trad, Vivek, Coki, Commodo, Kahn, Joe Nice, and Gantz on a big system. It's a completely different experience than hearing it at home. Dubstep was supposed to be a mainstream-proof genre, and it still is, because it's completely focused on sound system culture. The only thing that dubstep and brostep have in common is BPM. Brostep just jacked the name.
No problem. At the same time, you are correct, 100hz is definitely audible on most systems. I guess it would be even lower, like 30-60hz range? if i remember correctly that is mostly just feeling rather than sound.
no, it's below 20hz where it's just feeling and not sound. on a big system its not hard to actually hear frequencies in the 20-30 range
theres actually not many tracks i can think of (even outside of dubstep) where this sub-20 range is actually utilised much. one example would be this
can't hear it on regular speakers but i've heard it on a massive, massive rig and it felt like there was an earthquake. like, serious rumbles in your chest and under your feet, so cool
Well, thanks for the explainations, you sure did clear some things out for me about the dubstep scene. I will check the classics you guys pointed out, and perhaps ill get to hear dubstep on a big system one day.
Well, I archieved. Now this can become a bit more of a pleb thread - post god tier brostep