is it brostep?

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...there's certain things not worth bragging about knowing, that's probably one of them

fauxmarc, Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

James Blake grousing in pitchfork:

“I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers-- who I can't even be bothered naming-- have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there's this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It's a million miles away from the ethos of it. It's been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that's not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I'm concerned.”

rustic italian flatbread, Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

who I can't even be bothered naming

strawman argument

there's this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started

sissy argument

And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women

sexist argument

funk master friendly (moonship journey to baja), Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like an excuse for the weak, anaemic "blubstep" of his own album.

ha ha ha ha jack my swag (boxedjoy), Thursday, 29 September 2011 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women

saying stuff like this is such a bad look

so i had sex with a piñata (mh), Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't know many dubstep fans irl, but it never really struck me as a genre that had an exorbitant amount of female fans

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

you know what, can a mod delete my last post and just replace it with this

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't know many dubstep fans irl, but it never really struck me as a genre that had an exorbitant amount of female fans

of course it has (maybe not exorbitant whatever the quantifier for that is) but a good amount

fauxmarc, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

also from what i can tell, girls really like stadium dubstep raves

james blake just offtm in general

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd imagine Skrillex has more female fans than James Blake does. Granted, he obviously has a lot more fans in general

Number None, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

should expand the nomenclature of brostep to be less sexist.

rustic italian flatbread, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

sororostep

rustic italian flatbread, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

greekstep

rustic italian flatbread, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

campuslifestep

rustic italian flatbread, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

wubstep

Number None, Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

chugstep

funk master friendly (moonship journey to baja), Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

northern cali heads <3 nugstep

funk master friendly (moonship journey to baja), Thursday, 29 September 2011 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Feel like Blake was on the right track for a second and then totally lost it... Someone on twitter wrote that maybe dubstep is our nu-metal. But maybe it's more like metal, i.e. a broad genre with tons of shitty stuff and a few gems. And dismissing it entirely is like saying "I don't like metal (or electronic music, or rap, or whatever)". I mean, I can understand not liking any of it, but dismissing all of it because of bro-step icons like Skrillex, who are really just continuations of 2k5 screamo, is ridiculous.

HANDSTAND, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

could it be like saying "i don't like trance" because really i'm always fine with saying that

fauxmarc, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

with this Skrillex/Korn collab I almost want to call it (or Skrillex's stuff at least) "mall-step" now

Chris S, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

or tween-step, hot topic-step, nu-step, nu-wobble, wobble-core

Chris S, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

tons of girls like metal and nu-metal.

funk master friendly (moonship journey to baja), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

tons of tween girls like metal and nu-metal

funk master friendly (moonship journey to baja), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

on an unrelated note, saw a twink wearing silver aviators, diesel jeans, a red bandana and a black t-shirt w/ LISTEN TO DUBSTEP printed on it in silver foil, in a crowded gay bar at 4 pm on a saturday. they were not playing DUBSTEP at the bar.

funk master friendly (moonship journey to baja), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

crowded gay bar at 4pm on a saturday is always going to bring some interesting looks ime

so i had sex with a piñata (mh), Thursday, 29 September 2011 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

my ex-coworker's current fb status is "DUBSTEP ALL DAY"

he's a tech nerd

fauxmarc, Thursday, 29 September 2011 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'd rather listen to james blake than skrillex so i agree with james blake (i don't really like his music much)

there are definitely massive amounts of female dubstep fans, all born after 1990

witchho (zachlyon), Thursday, 29 September 2011 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

also the whole "LISTEN TO DUBSTEP" thing is weird, because it really is all so interchangeable to just call it by its genre (LISTEN TO R&B) except what the people who listen to it think of as "dubstep" is just a tiny thing compared to everything that's ever used that name, w/r/t the range of sound etc it covers. weird to me how LISTEN TO DUBSTEP people have no idea who like katy b is, or any of the other major artists of the past decade. do brostep bros have any british presence or is it mostly america?

witchho (zachlyon), Thursday, 29 September 2011 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

just started teaching sound engineering / music production to mostly 18-19-year-olds in Dublin. They are all into "dubstep", meaning Skrillex - several different students have recommended his stuff to me. Not sure what other dubstep they're into. they all wanna know how to make wobble basslines.

My class is 95% male so can't comment on Skrillex's appeal to female fans. James Blake on the other hand - he was standing beside us at the bar after his last gig here and there was a steady stream of girls approaching him/posing for photos etc

Volvo Twilight (p-dog), Thursday, 29 September 2011 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

max, Thursday, 29 September 2011 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

who knew that i would be pining for the days when tech nerds were content to listen to idm all day

it's time for the purpculator (psychgawsple), Thursday, 29 September 2011 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Skrillex was the singer in some heartthrob emo band a couple of years ago. He's got his fair share of groupies.

dog latin, Thursday, 29 September 2011 23:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

BROCK OUT!!!!

errant flynn, Friday, 30 September 2011 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

puddle of muddstep is next level

some dude, Friday, 30 September 2011 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol was gonna say grungestep but ^

Chris S, Friday, 30 September 2011 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

is there christian brostep?

funk master friendly (moonship journey to baja), Friday, 30 September 2011 04:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

DJ Triune is the founder and owner of ChristStarr® Entertainment a Christian DJ Service out of Southern California and ChristStarr® Ministry, a Christian DJ & Outreach service out of Southern California.

errant flynn, Friday, 30 September 2011 04:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's time for the purpculator (psychgawsple), Friday, 30 September 2011 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

saragilbertstep?

rustic italian flatbread, Friday, 30 September 2011 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ford Cumlord (The Reverend), Friday, 30 September 2011 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

yessss

fauxmarc, Friday, 30 September 2011 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

checked out skrillex's wiki today and now he is apparently a complextro producer??

dayo, Saturday, 1 October 2011 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.reddit.com/r/Complextro/

complextroll, complexbro, complexbrostep, etc.

dayo, Saturday, 1 October 2011 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

What is Complextro?: A new genre that stemmed from 'electro'.This genre is complex, hence the name, with artists producing basslines/leads that are very intricate sometimes involving 8+ different synth sounds per 2 bar loop. Artists like Feed Me, Skrillex, Uppermost, Wolfgang Gartner and even Deadmau5 have all taken shots at producing it. (With Grand Results)

dayo, Saturday, 1 October 2011 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

bullshit

owenf, Saturday, 1 October 2011 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

nah that's no good

yung huma (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 1 October 2011 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

8+ different synth sounds per 2 bar loop

wow!!! :-)

dayo, Saturday, 1 October 2011 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

a' cabrostep

re: complextro etc

i don't know if this was the board/thread in which i already mentioned how much wolfgang gartner is one of my favorite house producers ever, joey youngman! (aka mario fabriani, white collar criminals, frequent flyers, etc). it's like he spent a good half-decade or so banging out jackin tracks, got bored of only being acknowledged by house nerds and went for the money w/electo and bro-y stuff. he used to be all:

then at one point he was selling full packs of all of his samples and the next year was onto wolfgang gartner.

fauxmarc, Saturday, 1 October 2011 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

'complextro'?!?!

the worst

geeta, Saturday, 1 October 2011 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink


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