While I do see some questionable factual accuracy with some of the statements here, this is an interesting read, and the irony of what looks to me like the second wave of who and what Dubstep is or was calling out the third wave for not being “real Dubstep” is especially entertaining. – G
Ridiculous, appalling, offensive, comically crap, hollow, awful, dubstep by numbers. It’s not difficult to find a dance music fan frustrated by the rise of Skrillex, Nero, Bassnectar and their nu-metalstep brostep metalcore dubwubbywubster gang. If you like Skrillex, they will say, you are a traitor to dance music.
In an interview, post-dubstep darling James Blake likened U.S. ‘brostep’ to a “pissing competition” all about “who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound”. Dubstep forums and YouTube comment threads writhe with vicious battles over The True Meaning Of Dubstep. The simple consensus amongst proper dance heads seems to be that a) Skrillex and chums are a million miles away from dubstep proper and b) the meaning has changed to indicate anything produced at 140 BPM with a half-time beat.