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Magic Headphones "DJ Fresh - Louder (Doctor P & Flux Pavilion Remix)" DUBSTEP, The dancers are ( in order) Marquese "nonstop" Scott/ Julius "iglide" Chisolm / Cyrus "glitch" Spencer . Videography by Jason Locklear
posted by MechEng (34 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Fantastic! Really!

If Fred Astaire was alive today, by gods he'd be all over Dubstep like nobody's business.

I know so little of the scene in general but anytime I hear some righteous Dubstep the little ears prick up on my ears and they say "yes please!!"
posted by cavalier at 6:39 PM on May 31, 2011


The kids are DEFINITELY ALL RIGHT.
posted by chronkite at 7:07 PM on May 31, 2011


Sooooooo gooooooooood.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 7:15 PM on May 31, 2011


I love this!

Best of the web: getting to know What's Up in different parts of the world.
posted by Tom-B at 7:39 PM on May 31, 2011


From the same YouTuber: Dubstep | Robo-Mime.

Heh, tuber.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:53 PM on May 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


So this one time, I was walking home after a rainy day, and I saw this guy just freaking out, but real slow-like.

(I like this YouTube user, lots of good slo-mo robo, crazy body control).
posted by filthy light thief at 7:57 PM on May 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pretty great, love the song. Even the walk away at the end was oddly compelling.

Not sure why you set the link to skip the first 40 seconds, though ... ?
posted by penduluum at 8:02 PM on May 31, 2011


Dubstep is very strange to me in terms of my reaction to it.

It annoys me, like an itch inside my head. I can't listen for more than an hour at a stretch, on account of the aforementioned itch. I don't enjoy it, exactly, but it is strangely satisfying.

It's like Beijing opera, to which I have the exact same reaction. The interminable nasal exaggeration of Beijing opera makes me want to smash things, but I love to listen to it.

It's like a perilous journey over a vortex of chaotic noise, and when it finally resolves into a pattern or the note settles down to a finish the relief is enormous.
posted by winna at 9:05 PM on May 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


That was very cool.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 9:50 PM on May 31, 2011


The messed up thing I just noticed is that when I DJ and play dubstep, this is pretty much how I dance in the DJ booth to the tracks.
posted by daq at 11:13 PM on May 31, 2011


Best of the web!
posted by BillBishop at 12:03 AM on June 1, 2011


I can't dance to dubstep to save my life but by jeebus there hasn't been any music in the last ten years that makes me want to shake it like good dubstep does. Great song, great dancing, great video. Thanks, MechEng!
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 12:45 AM on June 1, 2011


Dubstep is very strange to me in terms of my reaction to it.

I have to listen to dubstep in small doses. For me it's like the audio equivalent of seizure-inducing light patterns. There's something about the oscillating frequencies, especially the parts that my son calls the saws, that make my brain start to feel overwhelmed. No other subgenre of electronic music does that to me.

Cool video, though. I didn't know there was a particular style of dancing associated with dubstep. It looks like an evolution of pop and lock.
posted by amyms at 3:06 AM on June 1, 2011


This is great! I love mime!
posted by zylocomotion at 3:59 AM on June 1, 2011


The first time I heard the drop in that song i literally said "Holy SHIT". Best dubstep song ever.

Flux Pavilion is amazing.
posted by empath at 4:57 AM on June 1, 2011


Little hairs. Little hairs in my ears -- that helps my comment make sense. DAMN YOU DUBSTEP!! YOU LIQUIDATED MY BRAAAaiiiiiinnnnnnnnn Thank you.
posted by cavalier at 5:27 AM on June 1, 2011


As a young person who listens to Dubstep day in and day out, this metafilter thread is exactly the reaction I'd eagerly anticipate if I DJ'd, say, my local Diner at lunchtime.

What's the opposite of "you kids get off my lawn"?
posted by ejfox at 5:41 AM on June 1, 2011


The funny thing about dubstep, is that when it first came out it would clear dance floors EVERY SINGLE TIME in DC. It took about 1-2 years before electro, house and jungle DJs could feel comfortable dropping a dubstep record or 3 into their set (I think I started playing a little bit of it around 2008), and maybe another year before people started requesting every single DJ to play dubstep in every single gig.

I played at an anime con last year and I was absolutely floored by how much dubstep there was and how much people requested it. I was still thinking of dubstep as being an underground thing, and hadn't realized that it had escaped into the mainstream.
posted by empath at 5:46 AM on June 1, 2011


Oh boy I'm gonna put dubstep through my Rubens' Tube and it's going to be AWESOME.
But first I have to build the Rubens' Tube.
posted by MrMoonPie at 5:47 AM on June 1, 2011


I'm just waiting for it to take over hip-hop. All you need is an edit or getting someone like Drake or Jay-Z to rap over this record and you have a #1, IMO.
posted by empath at 5:47 AM on June 1, 2011


@empath: What about Biggie?
posted by ejfox at 5:49 AM on June 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Hell, Britney's last album has a couple tracks that would be considered dubstep.

It's mainstream - as far from underground as you can get at this point. WMC this year was all dubstep. You really had to try to get away from it.
posted by synthetik at 5:51 AM on June 1, 2011


As a young person who listens to Dubstep day in and day out, this metafilter thread is exactly the reaction I'd eagerly anticipate if I DJ'd, say, my local Diner at lunchtime.

I was probably listening to electronic music before you got out of elementary school. Up the Old Folks!

Also, dubstep probably is playing in the local diner.
posted by winna at 6:05 AM on June 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


WMC this year was all dubstep. You really had to try to get away from it.

Yeah, Skrillex really put it over the top, but what he is doing is so far removed from what dubstep was when it started, that I don't even know that I'd call it dubstep.
posted by empath at 6:10 AM on June 1, 2011


For the record: This is what dubstep was when it started.
posted by empath at 6:12 AM on June 1, 2011


Dubstep started with a stripped down half-speed two step garage sound, which left a LOT of room for big, thick, complicated basslines. Then people kept making the basslines thicker and more complicated until it kind of started approaching fidget house and electro, which were also making their percussion more sparse and approaching dubstep from the other direction. At some point, the directoins merged and you get Skrillex, which I would call Bass Music, rather than dubstep.

Dubstep is the katamari that ate dance music, though. Trance is next.
posted by empath at 6:21 AM on June 1, 2011 [4 favorites]


Nice.
posted by schyler523 at 8:07 AM on June 1, 2011


Pretty sad how dubstep became the nu-metal of dance music so quickly eh
posted by dydecker at 9:53 AM on June 1, 2011


This track is insanely, insanely awesome. Full version at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHo4tSsOQnk
posted by jaduncan at 3:53 PM on June 1, 2011


Pretty sad how dubstep became the nu-metal of dance music so quickly eh

What does this even mean? I assume you're being all "I was Dubstep before Dubstep was Dubstep", but is there some youth marketing or rage section to this I'm missing?
posted by cavalier at 5:16 PM on June 1, 2011


What does this even mean?

It means this.
posted by dydecker at 6:50 PM on June 1, 2011


What does this even mean? I assume you're being all "I was Dubstep before Dubstep was Dubstep", but is there some youth marketing or rage section to this I'm missing?

Yeah -- 'brostep'
posted by empath at 7:56 PM on June 1, 2011


It means this.

Oh sweet christ. I mean, thanks for clueing me in.
posted by cavalier at 7:59 AM on June 2, 2011




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