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dlovelock1 wrote:Not to be rude but the fact that you capitalize "Step", split dubstep into two words, and list a bunch of trance and house artists as the "concerts" you've been to in the past two years makes me question your credibility a bit.
Not to mention, you said dubstep is 4/4 when it only has kicks on the 1 and 3 about 90% of the time. Your trance and deadhau5 are 4/4, my DnB/dubstep are not... and I'd argue that's the single biggest split in electronic music, 4/4 vs breakbeat.
No offense taken, but I'm disturbed you are criticizing my grammar when talking about a word that is mostly spoken and seldom written. This was the first time I actually wrote about the style, as opposed to spoke about it with other music appreciators.
My concert references if you will notice only validate that I go to electronic concerts, not DUBSTEP shows. I was pointing out that these different artists have all been influenced by this style of music and are ALL including at least some elements of dubstep into their shows. Even if they are only playing one song, or one part of one song, the influence is still undeniable.
Ultimately I feel the ripples of Dubstep have irreversibly flowed into other aspects of the electronic culture. I do not see this style as taking over like the boy band/girl group's of the 90's, but again I argue that it is a style of a genre not an entire genre within itself. We are not talking robert johnson delta blues, but it is still influential none the less.
As to the time signature point you criticize, you clearly cant separate the meter of the song from the time signature; they are not the same. What I was trying to say is that dubstep has a very primal rhythm that sets it apart. I am by no means qualified to lecture on music theory, but I do have a lifelong participation in music at many levels. You are correct that Drum and Bass is not 4/4 in most cases, but dubstep many times is (regardless of when the beat hits).
Do I love the music? Yes. Am I pro? no. Do I want to share this love with others who have yet to experience it? Absolutely!
Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?