is it brostep?

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dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

but surely hipsters don't like this kind of stuff

Number None, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, it's not very gud.

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think that's why the "brostep" label doesn't really work properly either. Aren't "bros" somewhere between jocks and hipsters in the US? See this kind of thing as a natural category for one-time nu-metal/emo kids who I believe wouldn't call each other "bro". Something like Nu-Step or Stepcore would be more appropriate, surely?

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

It varies by area, but the general bro stereotype is a guy who uncritically loves dumb partying with male friends and has a generally dude-oriented view of life. There are jock bros, fraternity bros, hippie bros (lots of bros at jam band shows) and so on. Music that is kind of dumb and testosterone-heavy is pretty much prime bro territory.

( ) (mh), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

No! Really?

Tim F, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

well, it's not a term (or stereotype) that gets bandied around much in the UK as it does in other places, so in that context it makes sense.

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

ya rly

( ) (mh), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

"bruvstep"

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

"I may have lost a few fights, but I will fuckin shoot you blad"

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 13:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

but surely hipsters don't like this kind of stuff

still struggling to see what the definition of hipster is today (my daily psa to kill the term already) but if it can still be applied to your typical striped-shirt, tank-top and rayban-wearing williamsburg beardo, sure a good number do. i'm under the impression that the friday night girls and boys party at webster hall is run by these types

fauxmarc, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, but out-and-out hipsters (surely a dwindling breed in this climate?) would be more interested in the more leftfield side of things (James Blake and what not).

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mainly lurk this thread but on the edge of my seat wanting to know what an "out-and-out" hipster is. Completely earnest btw.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

well, whatever, i only ever really hear about them on public forums, so..

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i'm not sure. also lots are into both this stuff and james blake

also i do use the bro term negatively but i'm mostly joshing, my first years out of college i lived with 3 guys from different parts of ohio that did nothing but talk about the cleveland browns, one of them had no music at all bought/copied/pirated or otherwise, i learned about livin' on a prayer from the other guys via fist-pumping drunk singalongs at fratty fake irish bars, we're still best friends, did all of their weddings etc - i'll bro down but i just won't get my brostep on because it is worse than all of that other stuff combined. or i'm a baby and can't handle my faceeeeee melttinggggg

fauxmarc, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

On the topic of bros...to me a "pure bro" is what you describe above. Basically if music is a part of their life it's on some classic rock tip with a dash of U2 or a few other alternative-era leftovers with no real interest in contemporary music of any kind. Indie/hipster bros are more on some "I did too many drugs at an outdoor Fleet Foxes show and I might go to Pitchfork fest one day but Bonnaroo is good for me now" game. Fans of "brostep" are more like holdovers/breakouts from the Dim Mak/Steve Aoki party-til-you-puke "hard electro" end of the spectrum. That's what I think of when I think of brostep/Skrillex/etc.

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Some tracks have basically turned those saw waves into pluck-harmonic guitars. I've tried to recreate this in Reason and it's kind of tricky to get right without making a mess

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 14:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

intellectbro

( ) (mh), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 15:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Some tracks have basically turned those saw waves into pluck-harmonic guitars.

the vibrato is the key, if you're talking about what i think you are.

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 15:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

brostep is between dubstep and stepbro in my mind

blah blah blah, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 15:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

music for children of second marriages? shame (sic) no one's ever done a remix of this awful awful song:

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 15:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bubba Ho-Step

owenf, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 15:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^^ all time.

dog latin, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 15:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

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nakhchivan, Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

⚓ (gr8080), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm late to the game but have been listening to Emika and Vex'd. What's my brostep quotient?

avant-garde heterosexuals (mh), Thursday, 20 October 2011 01:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Not very bro-y, bro.

Number None, Thursday, 20 October 2011 02:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

I feel like James Blake is almost sensitive brostep. He is like a latter day sensitive indie dude in a masculine genre that bros can "be into" to get chicks.

avant-garde heterosexuals (mh), Thursday, 20 October 2011 02:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

the James Blake show i went to (to see my friends who were opening)....well, while the crowd was very straight and gross and lolcollege-looking, the bass....was....really....something else. motherfucker plays looooouuuuddd.

Sophomore subs are the new Smith lesbians. (the table is the table), Thursday, 20 October 2011 05:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

didn't brostep first appear to describe mount kimbie and maybe other such gentle gentlemen? back in my day...

known for melding an outrageous stage presence with tenacious hooks (Merdeyeux), Thursday, 20 October 2011 11:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

No. Never.

Tim F, Thursday, 20 October 2011 12:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/doglatin/pukestep

I haf made the world's most horrible brostep tune.

dog latin, Friday, 21 October 2011 20:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

Whiney has a new love

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 October 2011 20:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

I listened to that Skrillex mini album and it's lots of fun!

dog latin, Friday, 21 October 2011 20:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

Way to misspell KoЯn, noob Whiney

avant-garde heterosexuals (mh), Saturday, 22 October 2011 00:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just cause Kode9 is boring doesn't mean you have to torture yourself.

turfin' bird (The Reverend), Saturday, 22 October 2011 02:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

And Whiney gave me and some dude shit for thinking the new Primus album was not terrible!

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Saturday, 22 October 2011 03:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

haha, I just ran across this. THERE WILL BE DUBSTEP in my town of 100k, which historically has really only sustained top 40/hiphop/rock nights. The one gay bar in town just closed. :(

http://nwtekno.org/showthread.php?t=164654

The Reverend, Monday, 24 October 2011 11:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I might go just for the lols.

The Reverend, Monday, 24 October 2011 11:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i found myself explaining what brostep is to a friend last nite and the only thing i could think about was how ridiculous i sounded

⚓ (gr8080), Monday, 24 October 2011 11:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have yet to get a good picture of the dubstep night advertised on the marquee of an old theater in my neighborhood that has recently been turned over a couple times and repurposed as a concert/social venue. A scant ten years ago, it was a dinner theater. Now, it has hosted a variety of touring musicians and seems to have occasional dubstep nights (DUBSTEP on the marquee) and swing dance thursdays.

avant-garde heterosexuals (mh), Monday, 24 October 2011 13:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

dubstep is everything now. we have a dubstep chip shop in our town. they don't even play dubstep in there.

dog latin, Monday, 24 October 2011 13:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

we have a dubstep chip shop in our town

i have no idea what this means but i pray you are serious.

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Monday, 24 October 2011 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

man this shit is invading my town, how do I stop it

frogbs, Monday, 24 October 2011 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

don't trust anyone under 25

avant-garde heterosexuals (mh), Monday, 24 October 2011 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

at least all the shitty country, terrible auto-tuned-to-hell rap music, and whatever the Black Eyed Pears are can be tuned out, but this pretty much demands your attention, determined to destroy your brain and give you FUCK YEAH! vibes without breaking a sweat

frogbs, Monday, 24 October 2011 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.brobible.com/brommunity/story/brostep

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 24 October 2011 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink


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