Definitions

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  • n. A genre of electronic music descended from 2-step garage, characterised by its dark mood, sparse, half-step and two-step rhythms, an average bpm of 140 and an emphasis on sub-bass.

Etymologies

dub +‎ step. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And now, people in H&M will think dubstep is a bit like tidied-up drum'n'bass, with no bass, and a random singer on top, rather than a vast, innard-rearranging expression of our own eternal loneliness in the face of the urban void (possibly).

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  • David wrote plenty about Rusko in Friday's Weekend section, but here's the short version -- dubstep is poised to be the electronic music genre that actually takes hold in the U.S. and Rusko is the man who will be most responsible for making that happen.

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  • Plus late night DJ bar with Andy + Colin [dubstep/dancehall stylee].

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  • He continued the retro theme with a brilliantly original medley, alongside human beatbox Faith SFX, which transformed a cover of Stand By Me into what was described as "dubstep madness". characters left.

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  • In anxious anticipation of all that dropping sometime later this year and on the theme of being on the road, this mix kicks off with a heady white label dubstep remix of Damian Jr.

    BrooklynRadio.net

  • So went another club night for Sepalcure, a New York act on the rise in the ranks of the evolving electronic style known as dubstep, a rhythmically adventurous sound invested with alien textures and bellowing low-end throbs that signal its status as "bass music."

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  • When Justin Bieber announced he might use something called dubstep in his next album, he probably had a lot of fans nodding and pretending they had a clue about what dubstep actually is.

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  • The result is people connecting around shared enthusiasm for topics that can be as far ranging as the genre of electronic music known as "dubstep" or the ever-popular Twilight.

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  • His roots remain in the progressive electronic club-music style known as dubstep, but there's little in Mr. Blake's most recent songs to suggest strobe lights or refracted breakbeats.

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  • The album is a collaboration between this band, which helped define nu metal in the mid-1990s, and several producers - including Skrillex, Excision and Downlink - who specialize in the clattering, bass-heavy dance music known as dubstep.

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