What is Dubstep and Where Did It Begin?
You ever wonder where dubstep began? Well, It originated in South London, United Kingdom. The earliest dubstep releases date back to 1998 and were darker, more experimental, instrumental dub remixes of 2-step garage tracks attempting to incorporate the funky elements of breakbeats, or the dark elements of drum and bass into 2-step, which featured B-sides of single releases. In 2001, this and other strains of dark garage music began to be showcased and promoted at London's night club Plastic People, at the "Forward" night , which went on to be considerably influential to the development of dubstep. The term "dubstep" in reference to a genre of music began to be used by around 2002, by which time stylistic trends used in creating these remixes started to become more noticeable and distinct from 2-step and grime. It was labels Big Apple, Amunition and Tempa that began circulating the "dubstep" term. A very early supporter of the sound was BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who started playing it from 2003 onwards. In 2004, the last year of his show, his listeners voted Distance, Digital mystikz and plastician(formerly Plasticman) in their top 50 for the year. Dubstep started to spread beyond small local scenes in late 2005 and early 2006; many websites devoted to the genre appeared on the internet and aided the growth of scene, such as dubstepforum, the download site bareflies and blogs such as gutterbreakz. Dubstep has transformed today to be what everyone is listening too now even singers have changed their songs and infused it with today's dubstep. People on youtube have posted a bunch of Dubstep videos that are interesting to watch and listen too. Some even show you how to dance to dubstep. I hope you guys and girls out there got enough info and now know a bit about Dubstep. I will be posting some dubstep groups below very soon. Enjoy! ( I will try to post daily )
~ April Wooldridge 3.20.12