What is Dubstep?

© Liz Eve / www.lizeve.com

© Liz Eve / www.lizeve.com

Dubstep is a genre of music which became popular in the mid 2000s in London, Bristol, Leeds and many other UK cities. It originated from different styles of music, growing out of garage and 2-step, as well as significant dub and soundsystem influences. With reductionist tendencies and a strong emphasis on bass, early dubstep parties were characterised by an intimacy that came from smaller, darker venues and the sort of sound systems that allowed the bass in the music to form a physical part of the experience.

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