is it brostep?

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don't trust anyone under 25

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

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

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

Didn't nobody wanna speak
Now everybody peepin out they windows when they hear me beatin up the streets
Is it brostep? Is it brostep?
That's what they say, every single motherfuckin day

The Reverend, Thursday, 27 October 2011 21:59 (six 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

Hahaha. I love those musical conversations where you all of a sudden realize, "Fuck, I'm in waaay too deep here; how am I going to pull myself out of this one?!"

Clarke B., Friday, 28 October 2011 16:15 (six years ago) Permalink

wow, I feel like an idiot, I kept calling the guy "Skillrex" and commenting and how dumb of a name that was

frogbs, Friday, 28 October 2011 16:17 (six years ago) Permalink

A lot of the backlash against this kind of music sounds to me like old men shouting at clouds. It's as though people aren't treating it as a style of music so much as an automatic joke that youngsters are duping themselves into. When I was a young buck I fucking lived for gabba, digital hardcore and jump up d'n'b - that was the music that spoke to me along with the standard issue punk, grunge and metal we used to love. There's no mystery that teenagers and 20, 30, 40 year olds enjoy high impact, energetic music. I get why people are against the proliferation of jokey dubstep versions of 80s songs and the throwaway YouTubeness that comes with it. But I don't subscribe to the idea that because it's not "proper dubstep" (whatever that is these days), it's not worth anyone's time. Sure it's a racket. Sure there's a lot of screeching and grinding and not a lot of sub. Sure Sonny Moore looks like a Vril-Ya crossed with Trent Reznor, but frogbs thing about it demanding your attention with fUCK YEaH vibes - what is wrong with that? Isn't that the point? this is fast becoming one of the most popular new youth-music styles in the world and we're all still talking in hushed tones about Kode9 and Shackleton as if dubstep's still some sacred underground thing that shouldn't be tainted by anything so gauche as a big build up or a distorted wob. I sat down and listened to Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites and one thing's certain - it's not throwaway music, it's meticulously created, bulging with sound and bloody good fun. Even if he does have a song that goes 'I want to kill everybody in the world'. But if i'd been an angry door slamming teen when this was out, I know what would have been my anthem.

dog latin, Friday, 28 October 2011 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

It's as though people aren't treating it as a style of music so much as an automatic joke that youngsters are duping themselves into

don't see why it can't be treated as both which i think people are doing

I don't subscribe to the idea that because it's not "proper dubstep" (whatever that is these days), it's not worth anyone's time

i don't think anyone's criticizing it because it isn't "proper" except for mr. ambassador james blake - i mean sure i enjoy the other stuff but i'm not really directly comparing it to brostyle which can be faulted entirely on it's own.

frogbs thing about it demanding your attention with fUCK YEaH vibes - what is wrong with that?

nothing at all if you're fine with music being reduced to mostly predictable material (and hyping itself based on said predictable material). no one's complaing about high impact / energetic music in general. see the michael bay subplot

fauxmarc, Friday, 28 October 2011 19:28 (six years ago) Permalink

(which isn't to say yon FUCK YEAH vibes are inherently the equivalent of a cheeseball scene in a melodramtic movie, but the music we're referring to in here is)

fauxmarc, Friday, 28 October 2011 19:32 (six years ago) Permalink

*ARE NOT INHERENTLY

I AM DONE.

fauxmarc, Friday, 28 October 2011 19:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Quite a lot of highly predictable italo, techno and rave has now been upgraded to classic status by the 40/50y old generation, so all is not lost dog latin...

Siegbran, Friday, 28 October 2011 19:38 (six years ago) Permalink

A lot of the backlash against this kind of music sounds to me like old men shouting at clouds. It's as though people aren't treating it as a style of music so much as an automatic joke that youngsters are duping themselves into. When I was a young buck I fucking lived for gabba, digital hardcore and jump up d'n'b - that was the music that spoke to me along with the standard issue punk, grunge and metal we used to love. There's no mystery that teenagers and 20, 30, 40 year olds enjoy high impact, energetic music. I get why people are against the proliferation of jokey dubstep versions of 80s songs and the throwaway YouTubeness that comes with it. But I don't subscribe to the idea that because it's not "proper dubstep" (whatever that is these days), it's not worth anyone's time. Sure it's a racket. Sure there's a lot of screeching and grinding and not a lot of sub. Sure Sonny Moore looks like a Vril-Ya crossed with Trent Reznor, but frogbs thing about it demanding your attention with fUCK YEaH vibes - what is wrong with that? Isn't that the point? this is fast becoming one of the most popular new youth-music styles in the world and we're all still talking in hushed tones about Kode9 and Shackleton as if dubstep's still some sacred underground thing that shouldn't be tainted by anything so gauche as a big build up or a distorted wob. I sat down and listened to Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites and one thing's certain - it's not throwaway music, it's meticulously created, bulging with sound and bloody good fun. Even if he does have a song that goes 'I want to kill everybody in the world'. But if i'd been an angry door slamming teen when this was out, I know what would have been my anthem.

― dog latin, Friday, October 28, 2011 2:15 PM (27 minutes ago) Bookmark

you're right but also older people are supposed to make fun of younger people's music. it's the circle of life.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 28 October 2011 19:44 (six years ago) Permalink

i pretty much agree with ronan. i don't seek it out, but it's undeniably effective (especially when gaslamp killer drops it in the middle of a mix). the kids could do worse, even if they don't care much about the kind of electronic music i like.

btw seeing this video of some (pretty skilled) orange county bros covering skrillex made me realize that he hides some real melodies in there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuunY8BTqNs

this is unusual for batman. (Jordan), Friday, 28 October 2011 19:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah there's a lot of predictable copycat lame rubbish out there, but it doesn't really apply to an artist like skrillex, who really has got some splendid ideas in there. Don't see how it's any more predictable than any other genre. Reminds me of when all my metAl pals at school would tease me for liking rave because 'it's all just boom boom boom' and then later when I came round to metal, people would say it all goes 'dun dun durrrrr' or that it's 'just angry shouting' or when people say indie is just 'lame sings about cardigans'. Come on, if you want music that changes and excites, a bit of brostep does the trick.

dog latin, Friday, 28 October 2011 20:32 (six years ago) Permalink

*lame songs

dog latin, Friday, 28 October 2011 20:32 (six years ago) Permalink

(iPhone rants - I'm having a weird day)

dog latin, Friday, 28 October 2011 20:33 (six years ago) Permalink

ronan = local garda /= dog latin, fyi

The Reverend, Friday, 28 October 2011 20:54 (six years ago) Permalink

oh my bad, i'm always getting those user names confused for some reason, but i know who you guys are

this is unusual for batman. (Jordan), Friday, 28 October 2011 21:00 (six years ago) Permalink

btw what the hell is the bassist doing in that skrillex cover video?

The Reverend, Friday, 28 October 2011 21:09 (six years ago) Permalink

i finally "got" skrillex when i realized he was in a screamo band (from first to last): a lot of his songs are really just screamo songs with electronic music sounds and wobble bass instead of chuggachugga guitar

∞th-wave ska (diamonddave85), Friday, 28 October 2011 21:09 (six years ago) Permalink

xp looks like he has some sort of theremin-like midi controller on his thumb

∞th-wave ska (diamonddave85), Friday, 28 October 2011 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

I have never seen such a thing before

The Reverend, Friday, 28 October 2011 21:13 (six years ago) Permalink

im also wondering about that glove he's wearing

∞th-wave ska (diamonddave85), Friday, 28 October 2011 21:16 (six years ago) Permalink

looks like it might be this HotHand stuff: http://www.sourceaudio.net/products/hothand/index.php (found on one of the related videos, which are very lol)

∞th-wave ska (diamonddave85), Friday, 28 October 2011 21:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah there's a lot of predictable copycat lame rubbish out there, but it doesn't really apply to an artist like skrillex, who really has got some splendid ideas in there.

wait has this been verified

fauxmarc, Friday, 28 October 2011 23:39 (six years ago) Permalink

splendid might have been hyperbole. i don't wanna rep for him to hard, i mean, it's not the best thing in the world OMG, but it's fun, y'know.

dog latin, Saturday, 29 October 2011 00:02 (six years ago) Permalink

facebook's watching us

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fauxmarc, Saturday, 29 October 2011 00:08 (six years ago) Permalink

it's twitter and their recommended follows that freaks me out.

dog latin, Saturday, 29 October 2011 00:09 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah i think i got insulted and logged off at a tiesto rec

fauxmarc, Saturday, 29 October 2011 00:11 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtQfqKOxwOI

jimitheexploder, Saturday, 29 October 2011 00:21 (six years ago) Permalink

YES

fauxmarc, Saturday, 29 October 2011 00:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Classic. That guy's actual Reason tutorials are pretty good too.

dog latin, Saturday, 29 October 2011 00:55 (six years ago) Permalink

i kinda want skrillex to pick up the band format again and be like a teenage Battles

∞th-wave ska (diamonddave85), Saturday, 29 October 2011 00:56 (six years ago) Permalink

awesome

The Reverend, Saturday, 29 October 2011 02:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Quite a lot of highly predictable italo, techno and rave has now been upgraded to classic status by the 40/50y old generation, so all is not lost dog latin...

― Siegbran, Friday, October 28, 2011 7:38 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

yeah I reviewed a compilation of stuff on [impt brostep label] Circus Records a few months back and put something at the end like "expect to see a critical rehabilitation of this stuff in about 2023"

We All Had Guess Papers (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 29 October 2011 09:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah there's a lot of predictable copycat lame rubbish out there, but it doesn't really apply to an artist like skrillex, who really has got some splendid ideas in there.

Most of which he predictably copycatted off Reso and Lone Wolf off Bloodied Blade fame.

you want fries with that (flame grilled meat), Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:56 (six years ago) Permalink

the from first to last thing doesn't give the skrillah a pass, even they were pretty derivative mall screamo in that hawthore heights / everytime i die / thursday etc camp, he doesn't need to go back to the band thing unless it involved dubstep guitar and willing himself out of existence

fauxmarc, Saturday, 29 October 2011 11:40 (six years ago) Permalink

hah watching that cover performed live made me connect more with dubstep #rockist

dayo, Saturday, 29 October 2011 13:01 (six years ago) Permalink

I guess dubstep filters are the new 5150 RIP melodeth

dayo, Saturday, 29 October 2011 13:02 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah that drummer rules

⚓ (gr8080), Saturday, 29 October 2011 18:40 (six years ago) Permalink

I was kinda thinking that when you are reading sci fi dystopian novels and they talk about punks and cyberpunk and w/e you kind of picture these guitars with computers in them and that's what the guys in that video have, a fucking wireless thumbring that wobbles the bass and the azn guy's got a pda ducttaped next to the knobs and it's all gated digital clipped shards

BROSTEP IS THE MUSIC OF THE FUTURE GET ON THE BULLET TRAIN NOW

dayo, Sunday, 30 October 2011 16:27 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4H_f1yWM-E

⚓ (gr8080), Monday, 31 October 2011 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink

THERE IS NEW BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD??? no way

it's time for the purpculator (psychgawsple), Monday, 31 October 2011 04:39 (six years ago) Permalink

yes!!!!!!!!!!!

and they watch and talk over clips of other MTV shows in addition to the videos.

⚓ (gr8080), Monday, 31 October 2011 04:57 (six years ago) Permalink

B&B is still kinda before my time, but i'm shocked that this didn't even get like 10% of the overzealous internet reaction as arrested development

J0rdan S., Monday, 31 October 2011 05:00 (six years ago) Permalink

internet

Youth Ya Goon (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 31 October 2011 05:13 (six years ago) Permalink

eh, everyone loved beavis and butthead. my mom loved it. i didn't.

fauxmarc, Monday, 31 October 2011 06:17 (six years ago) Permalink

i'm not sure internet reactions really existed at the time past mailing lists

fauxmarc, Monday, 31 October 2011 06:18 (six years ago) Permalink


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