The 10 Best Dubstep Music Videos of All Time

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From Skrillex to Knife Party, these are the 10 best dubstep music videos of all time.

What is dubstep?

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London in the late 1990s. It is generally characterized by sparse, syncopated drum and percussion patterns with bass lines that contain prominent sub-bass frequencies. The style emerged as an offshoot of UK garage, drawing influence from 2-step and dub reggae. (

In the 2010s, the genre became increasingly popular in North America and Europe, particularly with fans of electronic dance music (EDM). Dubstep music videos began to appear on YouTube in the early 2010s, often featuring footage of live performances or DJs mixed with animation or graphics.

The following is a list of the 10 best dubstep music videos of all time, based on views, likes, andcomments on YouTube as of September 2020.

1. “Get Free” by Major Lazer (featuring Amber Coffman)
2. “Bangarang” by Skrillex (featuring Sirah)
3. “Rudeboy Bass” by Doctor P
4. “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex
5. “Doomsday” by Nero
6. “Levels” by Avicii
7. “Bass Cannon” by Flux Pavilion
8.”Holdin’ On” by Skream
9.”Friction vs Camo & Krooked – Stand Up feat Dynamite MC (Sigma Remix)”
10.”Caspa – Love Never Dies feat Keith Flint (Official Video)”

The history of dubstep

Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London in the late 1990s. It is generally characterized by sparse, syncopated breakbeat drums and occasional sipho-influenced synth basslines accompanied by sub-bass frequencies. The style emerged as a development of UK garage and jungle and draws on a variety of sources including dub, techno, 2-step, and drum and bass. In the 2010s, the genre began to achieve mainstream popularity in the UK, US and Australia.

The term “dubstep” in reference to a genre of music first appeared on record in 2002 with the release of “Way Out East’s I Luv U Gently” by West London producer Steve Goodman, who went by the alias Mr. Scruff. The song was initially released as part of an EP on Goodman’s record label Temper D Records; following its positive reception, Goodman licensed the track to UK record label Tectonic for wider release.

In 2010, dubstep began to achieve significant mainstream popularity in the United Kingdom, with artists such as London-based duo Chase & Status and rapper Tinie Tempah releasing commercially successful singles that incorporated elements of the genre. “Pass Out”, Tempah’s 2010 single which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart, was described by Tempah as being “a multi-layered song—it’s got pop appeal but at its core it’s a proper dirty dubstep tune”. That year dubstep also achieved prominence in other countries including Australia, Canada and the United States.

In 2012, dubstep producer Skrillex released his debut album Recess which charted at number four on the Billboard 200—the highest position held by a dubstep album at that time—and contained the top-ten single “Bangarang”. In 2014 he collaborated with American singer Justin Bieber on the song “Where Are Ü Now”, which peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100; it was later certified triple platinum in Canada and double platinum in the United States.

The top 10 dubstep music videos of all time

Dubstep has been around for a while, and its popularity has only grown in recent years. The genre is known for its heavy basslines and complex rhythms, and the best dubstep music videos manage to capture this feeling perfectly. Here are ten of the best dubstep music videos of all time.

10. “Benga & Coki – Night”

Benga & Coki’s “Night” was one of the first dubstep songs to gain mainstream attention, thanks in part to its unique video. The video, which was directed by Benga himself, is a single continuous shot of a drive-by shooting that ends with a car crash. It’s gritty, violent, and mesmerizing, and it perfectly captures the dark energy of dubstep.

9. “Burial – Street Halo”

“Street Halo” is the first single released from British electronic music producer Burial’s second album, Untrue. The track was nominated for best dance recording at the 51st Grammy Awards. The music video, which was directed by Kate Molins, features footage of a couple dancing in a dark room lit by strobe lights.

8. “Kode9 & The Spaceape – Black Sun”

“Black Sun” is the first single from Kode9 & The Spaceape’s album of the same name, and its music video is a perfect introduction to the dark, ethereal world of dubstep. The video was directed by nineteenseventythree, who also created visuals for Aphex Twin and Burial.

Like many dubstep tracks, “Black Sun” is slow and atmospheric, with a sense of foreboding that builds throughout the song. The video reflects this, with shots of empty city streets and abandoned buildings. There are also shots of The Spaceape himself, wearing a gas mask and hoodie. This adds to the sense of unease, making “Black Sun” one of the most unsettling dubstep videos out there.

7. “Loefah – Disko Rekah”

Loefah’s “Disko Rekah” is a relentlessly dark and atmospheric dubstep track, and the video mirrors that vibe perfectly. Directed by Bison, the video is a collaboration between Loefah and filmmaker Simon Shepherd, and it’s one of the most visually stunning dubstep videos ever made. It’s equal parts eerie and beautiful, and it perfectly captures the feeling of being lost in a dark forest.

6. “Mala – Changes”

There’s something about a good dubstep track that just makes you want to move, and “Changes” by Mala is no exception. The track itself is everything you could want from a dubstep song: gritty, dark, and bass-heavy, with just a hint of an eerie melody to keep things interesting. And the video does an excellent job of matching the mood of the music, with its slow-motion shots of people dancing in an empty warehouse. It’s simple, but effective, and it’s definitely one of the best dubstep videos out there.

5. “Pinch – Swish”

5. “Pinch – Swish”
Directed by Sam Pilling, this music video for Swish by British dubstep duo Pinch is a mind-bending blend of stop-motion animation and live action. The result is a visually stunning video that perfectly matches the energy and intensity of the song.

4. “Skream – Midnight Request Line”

This list would not be complete without a track from one of dubstep’s most prolific producers, Skream. The music video for “Midnight Request Line” was released in 2005 and was one of the first dubstep videos to gain traction outside of the UK. The video features a group of friends who get caught up in a night of debauchery, and it perfectly encapsulates the hedonistic spirit of dubstep.

3. “Sukh Knight – Saria’s Song”

This music video is absolutely stunning, with its vibrant colors and fast-paced action. The song itself is catchy and will get stuck in your head for days.

2. “Tes La Rok – Ignition (feat. MC DRS)”

The 10 best dubstep music videos of all time is a list created by Robbo Ranx, a well-known DJ, who has been involved in the dubstep scene since its early beginnings. The list was created in order to highlight what he believes to be the top 10 dubstep music videos of all time. The list includes videos from a variety of artists and each one is unique in its own way.

1. “Zomby – Spliff Dub”

1. “Zomby – Spliff Dub”
2. “Skream – Filth”
3. “Benga – Night”
4. “Caspa – Rebel Yell (Feat. Keith Flint)”
5. “Chase & Status – Eastern Jam”
6. “Borgore – Decisions (Feat. Miley Cyrus)”
7. “Feed Me – One Click Headshot”
8. “Excision & Datsik – Swagga”
9. “Dirtyphonics – Paris (The Dirtyphonics Remix)”
10. “Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop”


To sum it up, these are the 10 best dubstep videos of all time:

1. Korn – Get Up (Skrillex Remix)
2. Puscifer – Conditions of My Parole (JES Remix)
3. Burial – Archangel
4. Nero – Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
5. Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop
6. Mt Eden – Sierra Leone
7. Skrillex – Bangarang feat. Sirah
8. Emalkay – When I Look at You
9. Bassnectar – Vava Voom feat. Lupe Fiasco
10. Pretty Lights – Finally Moving

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