Last week I peeked behind the secret world of a hipster as I womped away at my first Dubstep show. Yes, I went to Rusko. To say the least, this show was AWESOME! Rusko performed at the Memorial Auditorium, where all types of people with glow sticks, funky glasses without lenses, and bright florescent body paint gathered to listen to the tightly-coiled-productions-with-overwhelming-bass-lines-and-reverberant-drum-patterns- that is DUBSTEP.
Rusko only performed till 11 oclock, but that didn’t stop the never-ending energy of us Dubstep fanatics. After the show, everyone migrated downtown, where Papadosio would be sending it hard, by giving us on an out of this world after party performance. This was my first time hearing the five piece electronic rock band that purposely defies genre classification. Like Rusko, Papadosio was AWESOME!
I find it amazing how the music world has evolved so much. Musicians have taken it to the next level and have created their own electronic dance genre that everyone can get weird too. Dubstep has exploded since its 1998 dark, 2-step garage music that it once was. Since 2009, it has become a globally recognize style of music that is greatly influencing mainstream artists and songs. We Americans have even taken Dubstep a step further and created Brostep. This is the post-Dubstep era where we pump up our bass by 130 beats-per-minute. Unlike traditional dubstep production styles, that emphasize sub-bass content, brostep accentuates the middle register and features “robotic fluctuations and metal-esque aggression.” Basically it’s when an artist uses mainstream songs and WOMPIFY it. Most people would recognize Brostep from artists like Skrillex and Bassnectar.
The very popular Bassnectar remix song “Lights”