Current State of Dubstep: Interview
An excellent interview on the present state of dubstep. The prevalence of mainstream brostep, pop-vocal, overdone bass is a bit tiring, but these guys place it in a great context that highlights the influence and history of dubstep as it has evolved.
Of especial note is how well they put into words the way dubstep has really opened up the connections between electronic genres lately. I’ve def been feeling that in my own mixes; having textural/emotional/tempo material to bridge between shades of hip hop, electro (true drum machine stuff, not side chained pumping), dub techno, minimal, tech house, etc. Even the autonomic stuff slides right alongside dubstep nice. It’s been an amazing few years for music, and it keeps getting better.
Check the interview for some youtubes of influential tracks.
And here’s some booty-shaking required listening: