No, We Don’t Exist: The Dubstep Music Scene

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,

No We Don’t Exist is a site that covers the dubstep music scene. We don’t exist to promote any artist or label, but to provide coverage of the scene as a whole.

The Origins of Dubstep

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the early 2000s in the United Kingdom. It is characterized by heavy bass lines, syncopated rhythms, and shuffling drum patterns. The genre emerged from the UK garage and jungle scenes, and its earliest pioneers include producers such as El-B and horsepower Productions.

In the mid-2000s, dubstep began to gain mainstream popularity in the UK, with artists such as Dizzee Rascal and Plastician beginning to achieve commercial success. By the late 2000s, dubstep had begun to enter the North American market, with artists such as Rusko and Skream becoming popular in North America. In the early 2010s, dubstep saw a resurgence in popularity, with EDM artists such as Zeds Dead and Flux Pavilion beginning to produce dubstep-influenced music.

Today, dubstep remains a popular genre of electronic dance music, with many artists producing subgenres such as wonky dubstep and brostep.

The UK Music Scene

Dubstep music is a genre of electronic dance music that emerged in the early 2000s. It is characterized by its heavy bass and syncopated rhythms. The genre has its roots in UK garage and jungle music. Dubstep music is often associated with the London underground music scene.

The Garage Scene

The garage scene was a music scene that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1990s. The style is characterized by its use of breakbeat rhythms and sampling, as well as its melodic and Soulful vocals. The garage sound originated in London nightclubs such as The Sugar Hut and Wag Club, before being popularized by pirate radio stations such as Kiss FM and spread throughout the country. The music became commercially successful in the mid-1990s, with tracks such as MJ Cole’s “Sincere” and Wookie’s “The Sweeper” becoming top-ten hits.

The Grime Scene

The grime scene is a subgenre of UK Garage that emerged in London in the early 2000s. It is characterized by its dark, aggressive sound and MC-led vocals.

Grime artists often MC over instrumentals produced by UK Garage producers, or use pre-recorded tracks produced by other grime producers. MCing in grime is similar to rapping in hip hop, but is typically done in a much more rapid, chanted style.

The grime scene was initially led by artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Skepta, and Wiley, who were able to achieve mainstream success with their singles “Boy in da Corner” (2003), “Do You Mind?” (2007), and “Wearing My Rolex” (2008), respectively.

In recent years, the grime scene has been revitalized by a new generation of artists such as Stormzy, J Hus, and Dave, who have achieved mainstream success with their singles “Shut Up” (2015), “Common Sense” (2017), and “Funky Friday” (2018), respectively.

The US Music Scene

There’s been a lot of talk about the dubstep music scene in the US, and whether or not it exists. People have been debating this for years, but we’re here to set the record straight: no, the dubstep music scene does not exist in the US.

The West Coast Scene

The West Coast music scene covers a wide range of genres including hip hop, indie, electronic, and more. The scene has its roots in the early 1990s punk and hardcore music scene, and has since grown to include a wider range of styles.

The region is home to a number of influential labels and artists, including Interscope Records, Dim Mak Records, and Flying Lotus. The West Coast is also home to a number of iconic venues and festivals, such as the Troubadour in Los Angeles and the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio.

Despite its reputation for being a hotbed of musical innovation, the West Coast music scene has often been overshadowed by the more dominant East Coast scene. However, in recent years the West Coast has begun to assert itself as a major force in the American music industry, with a number of artists and labels gaining national and international attention.

The East Coast Scene

The East Coast scene is often thought to be composed of two different scenes: the South and the North. The music from these two regions is often very different, with the South having a more “Southern” sound and the North having a more “East Coast” sound. The South is often thought to be represented by artists such as Waka Flocka Flame, while the North is often thought to be represented by artists such as A$AP Rocky.

The Global Music Scene

It’s easy to identify a particular music scene with a city or region- think of Seattle and grunge, the Bay Area and hyphy, New Orleans and jazz. But what happens when a music scene is global? When its identity isn’t tethered to any one place? This is the case with dubstep.

The Australian Scene

The Australian music scene is thriving, with a wide range of genres and artists to suit all kinds of tastes. From the heavy metal of Parkway Drive to the pop-punk of 5 Seconds of Summer, there’s something for everyone.

One genre that has been growing in popularity in recent years is dubstep. While it originated in the UK, the scene in Australia is now thriving, with a number of local artists making a name for themselves.

If you’re interested in checking out the Australian dubstep scene, here are some artists you should check out:

Pendulum: One of the most well-known dubstep groups in the world, Pendulum is from Perth, and their mix of heavy guitars and electronically produced beats has made them hugely popular. Check out their album Immersion for some of their best work.

Knife Party: Another Perth-based duo, Knife Party are known for their hard-hitting basslines and energetic live shows. They’ve released two albums so far, Abandon Ship and Rage Valley, both of which are essential listening for any fan of dubstep.

Flume: A more experimental artist, Flume is from Sydney and creates atmospheric soundscapes using a variety of electronic sounds. His self-titled debut album was a critical and commercial success, and he followed it up with Skin, an even more ambitious record that showed his continued growth as an artist.

The Japanese Scene

The Japanese music scene is one of the most vibrant and eclectic in the world. It is home to a wide range of genres, from traditional Japanese music to J-pop, rock, hip-hop, and more.

Japan has a long history of music, dating back to the early days of the country. Traditional Japanese music is known for its use of instruments like the shakuhachi (a type of flute), taiko drums, and the koto (a stringed instrument). This music is often used in ceremonial occasions, such as weddings and funerals.

J-pop, or Japanese pop music, is one of the country’s most popular genres. It began in the 1970s with artists like Yellow Magic Orchestra and Ryuichi Sakamoto. J-pop is known for its catchy melodies and often uses electronic instruments.

The Japanese rock scene began in the 1980s with bands like X Japan and Buck-Tick. Rock quickly became popular among young people in Japan, and today there are many different subgenres of rock, such as visual kei (a type of glam rock), emo,metal, and more.

Hip-hop first became popular in Japan in the early 1990s, with artists like Drunken Tiger and MCヨシダウラボーイズ. Today, there are many different Japanese hip-hop artists, ranging from old-school rappers like Schadaraparr to newer acts like KREVA andgroup_inou.

The Japanese music scene is always changing and evolving, with new genres and subgenres constantly emerging. Whatever your taste in music, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy in Japan!

The Future of Dubstep

There is no doubt that dubstep has taken the world by storm in recent years. The genre has seen an explosion in popularity, with artists like Skrillex and Flux Pavilion becoming household names. However, there is a growing sense that the dubstep scene is at a crossroads. One one hand, the genre is more popular than ever before. On the other hand, many longtime fans feel that it has lost its way, becoming too commercial and accessible. So what does the future hold for dubstep?

There are a few possible scenarios. One possibility is that dubstep will continue to grow in popularity, attracting even more mainstream attention. This could lead to the genre becoming diluted, as more and more artists try to cash in on its success. Another possibility is that dubstep will return to its roots, with underground artists leading the charge. This could result in the genre becoming less popular with mainstream audiences but gaining credibility with those who appreciate it for its originality and uniqueness.

Only time will tell what direction dubstep will take in the years to come. For now, all we can do is sit back and enjoy the ride.

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