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My Year of Mixtapes Week 35: A Farewell to Dubstep

My Year of Mixtapes Week 35: A Farewell to Dubstep

Playing tracks by

Joker, Loefah & Sgt. Pokes, Morcheeba, Bodil / Cycheouts Ghost, Brackles and more.

Ok, this one is gonna get me yelled at by some people, but let's be real. Dubstep is Over. It's been over for a while.

I'm not saying it's DEAD or it's gonna STOP EXISTING, and I'm certainly not saying it's BAD...just that its time has come and gone. A year ago, Dubstep was this time-defining hyper-relevant world-dominant sound-of-the-moment, and it's quickly turning into its own cloistered, insular, largely-irrelevant-to-the-outside-world little scene (similar to what happened to Drum & Bass in 1997-8, or what happened to PsyTrance 45 minutes after it was invented). Many of the most interesting, creative, forward-thinking producers from Dubstep have already moved on (to UK Funky / Karnival / Future Garage / Post-Garage / whatever you wanna call it), so I felt it was only fitting to do a retrospective Dubstep mix.

So here's a mix with a bunch of the huge genre-defining anthems, and a lot... (full text at http://yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com/2010/01/week-35-farewell-to-dubstep.html)

Comments

EchoSheriff

Very enjoyable for something declared dead 5 years ago - but then again, I also enjoy zombie movies :)

official_aselect

love the melody that is kinda in the background.

Crusty Locks

....or what happened to PsyTrance 45 minutes after it was invented

hahahhhhaahahaha!