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dub +‎ step.


dubstep ‎(uncountable)

  1. 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.
    • 2002, Tricia Romano, "Electro Trash," Village Voice, July 16
      "Genres are so boring," said Scotsman Broon, one-half of the tech-house duo, as he scanned the cover of XLR8R magazine hyping "Dubstep" while shopping at Etherea record store.
    • 2006, Mary Gaitskill, Daphne Carr, Da Capo Best Music Writing 2006
      ...of course, a lot of grime producers and dubstep producers freely admit to FL being their primary tool, and the software is increasingly being used...
    • 2007, Michael E Veal, Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae‎
      ...reflect broader class strategies within English society, and the same can be said for more recent genre mutations such as dubstep and grime.
    • 2008, Matt Mason, The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism
      Acid house, hard-core, drum 'n' bass, UK garage, grime, and dubstep are just a handful of now worldwide underground movements that developed in this way.
    • 2012 June 26, Genevieve Koski, “Music: Reviews: Justin Bieber: Believe”, The Onion AV Club:
      But musical ancestry aside, the influence to which Bieber is most beholden is the current trends in pop music, which means Believe is loaded up with EDM accouterments, seeking a comfortable middle ground where Bieber’s impressively refined pop-R&B croon can rub up on techno blasts and garish dubstep drops (and occasionally grind on some AutoTune, not necessarily because it needs it, but because a certain amount of robo-voice is expected these days).




English dubstep



dubstep m

  1. dubstep (music genre)