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My Year of Mixtapes Week 35: A Farewell to Dubstep

My Year of Mixtapes Week 35: A Farewell to Dubstep

About the show

Playing tracks by

The Bug feat. Killa P & Flowdan, Morcheeba, Hoodz, Tes La Rock feat. Uncle Sam, Ebola 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!