Worst "New" Genre
Published: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 00:05
Roughly a year ago, dubstep, a “new” subgenre of electronic music, emerged in the United States and took every major nightclub by storm. In reality though, dubstep originated in Europe in the late 90s to early 2000s. More than 10 years later, the United States disk jockeys discovered the genre for themselves; and here’s where the trouble started.
In just slightly more than a year, every popular song has gotten remixed into dubstep. No matter if it is appropriate or not, professional and amateur DJs replicate the style. It’s really no surprise given that a majority of dubstep creations are similar in music, if not identical. Naturally, there are some exceptions to the rule, and some dubstep works may be tolerable. Yet, they are much, much rarer than the mediocre self-proclaimed dubstep DJing.
Dubstep is characterized by that heavy electronic sound that resembles a choir of broken heavy machinery. It’s not easily imitated by human beings, nor is it really danceable. Maybe after a few shots people attempt to dance to dubstep hits, but completely sober person looks somewhat awkward trying to catch the beat.
Besides at nightclubs, dubstep is hard to imagine someplace else. Not a lot of people would want to wake up to a dubstep song, nor would they want to go to sleep with that beat.
So, it seems that dubstep DJs will enjoy the genre’s popularity for a little longer, but soon the public is likely to reject the style. And dubstep will take its modest place in electro music taxonomy and slowly fade away.