Jan 30, 2012

Dubstep for New Listeners!

When I started listening to Dubstep I disliked it. I couldn’t get my head around the range of artists and the mechanical music. I thought that Dubstep is similar to trance where they just add beats after beats with no poetry, no skill and no soul.

I was wrong.

I was wrong because I was yet to explore and find music that would satiate my hunger for beautiful noise that I wanted from trance but could never get. It was the hunger for the extra bass that wouldn’t suit metal and would sound way off on any kind of pop.

Now, a lot of people want to explore the genre. People keep asking me which artists to listen to when they are new to dubstep. So, here are some of the artists who are easy to listen to for crowd that is coming from metal, rock, hip-hop, pop genres. This is not a definitive playlist for those new to dubstep. If you’re game to explore, find what your ears like and keep on exploring. There is always new, good awesome music out there. Here are the five tracks I think are suitable for new listeners.

Tommy's Theme by Noisia
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Breakin' A Sweat - Skrillex 
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Discord by Midnight Conspiracy
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Speechless by Breakage (feat. Donae'o)

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Promises - Nero and Skrillex

Enjoyed those? I hope you did. These five are good songs to give listeners a taste of Dubstep, after that it’s up to personal exploration and taste of the artists that you like.

How to find New Dubstep music?
You can search Google for Dubstep, but that would be confusing with SO many results, few of them actually relevant. Best methods would be

1) Explore Twitter for #dubstep and follow the recommendation of people. 
2) Join the Facebook pages of artists you like because the community is strong in the genre and artists often collaborate with other artists and keep offering free music through their FB pages. 
3) You can also search Soundcloud.com for Dubstep, there is some awesome free music there. 
4) There are internet radio channels, you’ve got your apps on smartphones and what not. 

Find songs with female vocals, rap verses, spoken poetry, find slow dubstep, fast dubstep, feel the wobble bass, the wub, it will move you! 

And when you find good music, share with others. If you like the work of artists, buy their music, if you can’t buy it, tell someone who CAN buy it. International readers can go and attend concerts and parties and stuff. 

So, get some deadly speakers, find an hour long dubstep mix, and play it LOUD!

Do share in comments how you liked these tracks and what YOUR favorite tracks/artists are!

Cheers!

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Suggestions from the comments



Zedekiah said...
One more recco for you http://soundcloud.com/breed/kelly-dean-steady-juakali-smoke-clears-breed-remix

trippykrip said...
Bangarang and Reptile should've been on the list for new listeners, those tracks sound more mainstream.
You guys must checkout Rusko and Netsky as well.

Acedip said...
nice, i'm a big fan. artists i'd like to add sia ana,akira-koan sound,Tek One-Broken String. anyway, the important thing is, it'd be great to hear about clubs or pubs too playing dubstep in india.




16 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting/sharing goodies!

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  2. My 5.1 speakers were rotting in the almirah because I didn't want to wake up the neighbors. Raja Court Apartment hates you now.

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  3. One more recco for you http://soundcloud.com/breed/kelly-dean-steady-juakali-smoke-clears-breed-remix

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  4. Bangarang and Reptile should've been on the list for new listeners, those tracks sound more mainstream.
    You guys must checkout Rusko and Netsky as well.

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  5. nice, i'm a big fan. artists i'd like to add sia ana,akira-koan sound,Tek One-Broken String. anyway, the important thing is, it'd be great to hear about clubs or pubs too playing dubstep in india.

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  6. That was AMAZING!
    Thanks a lot!

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  7. Ok so I know what Dubstep is.. I heard the first track it was good.. thanks.. :)

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  8. Hey! thanks all for reading and for the reccos! I'll add these in the post above :D

    Cheers!

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  10. I dont know if it's Dubstep, but I love The Longest Road by Lissie.

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  11. Great article! And these ufk guys are beast http://www.youtube.com/ukfdubstep check them too, they have a huge collection of mixes!

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  12. Oh my! Another fan of dubstep! :D
    I would also recommend tracks by Mt Eden, Earthquake by Little Boots/Ftych and Lights (will get back to you with the name).
    It's an incredibly addictive genre! Makes even Adele listenable.

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  13. Will have to investigate and see what is what.
    Rock on!

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  14. Found this playlist and it's pretty good. Check it out - http://8tracks.com/vertigoso/fucking-to-dubstep

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  15. Here are some of my favorites:
    Going Quantum - Hello? [http://youtu.be/DFT6qm3oIjg]

    Freestylers - Cracks (Flux Pavilion Mix) [http://youtu.be/4VibARyAk6I]

    First Of The Year (Equinox) - Skrillex [http://youtu.be/2cXDgFwE13g]

    Skrillex - Ruffneck - FULL Flex [http://youtu.be/_t2TzJOyops]

    Ellie Goulding - Lights (Bassnectar Remix) [http://youtu.be/Imixg3jrJS8]

    Truth - Direct Blow [http://youtu.be/zyG3VBBXh78]

    Gemini - Graduation [http://youtu.be/0x6PhH6v0Ls]

    ..AND THE BEST ONE IS HERE,
    Pumped Up Kicks Dubstep Mix - http://youtu.be/LXO-jKksQkM

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  16. Beer to you when we meet, for this awesome post. Won't take time for me to get hooked to this. Cheers!

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