An Evolving Genre

Fronting the dance music, dubstep sensation, Flux Pavillon spread beats at LA’s Coachella last weekend.

The popular genre, dubstep is emerging in America all the way from the late 1990s in South London areas.

The drum patterns and electronic beats make the clubbing and festival experiences better without the need to need to partake in party drugs such as MDMA or ecstasy hits. Although, there was a rise in drug use as the singles reached the top of the Billboard charts.

The energy lets people move in new ways to sample and experimental tracks of breakbeats with an undertone of drum and bass. There has been an influence into mainstream music with a fusion of vocals and remixes from artists including Britney Spears, Rihanna and Magnetic Man.

The trend and growth of the genre is due to BBC Radio 1 and Itunes promotion. Notable dubstep artists include, KnifeParty, Bassnectar, James Blake, Modestep, Nero, DJ Fresh, Rusko, Skrillex, Zeds Dead, Jakwob and Borgore.

At the end of 2011 in the US, a new genre was established called brostep which merely mocks dubstep as an Americanized version. It makes you wonder what kind of music we will be listening to in ten years.

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