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Hi Folks, in short:

I want good dubstep! Problem: at iTunes dubstep is sometimes in category "Dance" which speaks for itself and its just bad (free ones but also the stuff you can pay for). I like hard dubstep with good rythm/melody and i love it when they mix in some stuff i already know (like stuff from Laserkraft3D or Barbara Streisand or something like that. But it must not get too boring (noise, minimal) but also not too melodic (like sometimes drum n' base or dance).

Do you have any tips for me? Free or 2Pay (iTunes)? Also i would be really thankful about podcasts where people present new music stuff.

THX!

Here is an example which is just awesome:
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  • Snacuum
    Problem: at iTunes dubstep is sometimes in category "Dance"

    this category is as badly labelled for music as "RPG" for games. I can imagine being able to 'dance' to pretty much any kind of music and yet it specifically refers to electronic beats synonymous with clubs.
  • Steve Schulze
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    Steve Schulze polycounter lvl 13
    I want good dubstep!
    I believe this is what's called an oxymoron.
  • SimonT
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    SimonT polycounter lvl 11
    Thx for the replies but i didn't wanted to discuss about words :D I look for recommendations :)
  • uncle
    @Jackablade, tell me how much dubstep do you listen to? Any particular artists you know? There is quality stuff made with passion in ANY genre, so don't be an ass.

    I'm not too fond with it, but I really dig this set:
    http://soundcloud.com/jayglo/jayglo-infectious-pr-mix

    Also maybe try some early Mr. Oizo? I believe he made some proto-dubstep, but I might be wrong.
  • Xoliul
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    Yeah not necessarily Jackablade. I don't like most of it but some is good.

    But I'm a bit confused by OP though: Laserkraft3D make techhouse/electro stuff (which is pretty good sometimes), and I can only imagine with "Barbara Streisand" he means Duck Sauce (which is house). So I'm guessing he's referring to dubstep remixes?

    Can't say I'm a fan of the song in the video either (Butch Clancy - Russian Lullaby i think)...

    That said, here's a little playlist in which i keep track of dubstep I currently like:
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB3475535F5D782A0

    It's mostly very different from the WUBWUB-SCREEECH sound people associate with the genre.
  • Visceral
    Yeah there is nothing like good dubstep... Also who the hell buys music anymoore?
    Just pirate or get spotify allready.
  • Steve Schulze
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    Steve Schulze polycounter lvl 13
    Come now, someone was bound to say it.

    I got well and truly fed up with dubstep the first time it was popular back in about 2005. It got played and talked up endlessly on the electronic music radio stations and TV Shows to the detriment of more interesting tracks and artists. True it didn't have the aggressive unpleasantness of some of the other style fads that popped up in the early 2000s, although the modern Bro-step incarnation comes close, but I could never see what the brouhaha was all about.

    Anyway, I only dropped by to make a pithy comment, so I'll mosey along now.
  • Visceral
    Hipster glasses on Jackablade :D "I got tired of dubstep before it was popular".
  • tacit math
    ha ha. gave me a giggle. someone was indeed bound to say it. and i'm a fan of the ' genre '. has its hits and misses of course. at extreme ends of the spectrum. . .

    but what i wanted to say was. fucken sweet mix Xoliul. cheers for sharing
  • disanski
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    I don't really listen much dub any more but this is probably my favorite track :

    [ame=" Tsb Advert Sick Dubstep Remix - YouTube[/ame]
  • System
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    Would this be a bad time to come and say I like Skrillex?

    I only just discovered his music this past week or so but dude's got some production skills, a lot of pretty intricate edits. I hear he gets a lot of hate in the Dubstep community though?

    I don't really know a lot about the genre but I quite like the Skrillex stuff. Some of it sounds a bit more '4 on the floor' to me rather than dubstep though.
  • easterislandnick
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    Visceral wrote: »
    Yeah there is nothing like good dubstep... Also who the hell buys music anymoore?
    Just pirate or get spotify allready.

    Might be missing some sarcasm but I buy CDs still. Spotify is ripping off artists, you need millions of plays to make a living. Support music, buy it. I don't want people playing my games for free so I'm not going to listen to music for free.
  • rooster
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    I like some of it- not much of a fan of the type in the OP mind.

    I like working to a bit of nero:

    [ame=" & You - Nero - HD - YouTube[/ame]
  • Xoliul
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    TeeJay wrote: »
    Would this be a bad time to come and say I like Skrillex?

    I only just discovered his music this past week or so but dude's got some production skills, a lot of pretty intricate edits. I hear he gets a lot of hate in the Dubstep community though?

    I don't really know a lot about the genre but I quite like the Skrillex stuff. Some of it sounds a bit more '4 on the floor' to me rather than dubstep though.

    Yeah... haha, you could get eaten alive in some places for saying that!
    To be honest I don't like him at all. He might have skills, but he tends to stick to the same gimmicky, played out kind of track all the time. The "bad" kind of dubstep in many people's opinion is the sort that seems to aim for maximum noise and screeching; it gets really hard to tell the tracks apart even in my opinion. Skrillex is pretty much the king of doing that, and he cultivates his entire image a lot on top of that, the way he looks totally puts me off as well.
    And to add to that: Skrillex used to make "fidget house" which is another, earlier hype genre that rode on a similar wave of using a few gimmicks for same-sounding tracks. He then just jumped ship to the next big thing. Guess you can't blame someone for exploiting their talent for maximum fame and progit, but that doesn't mean I think his music is any good.

    Listen to that playlist of mine, especially the Joker and Skream tracks are excellent examples of how Dubstep can be different, melodic and intricate without resorting to the blatant noise shock effect.
  • sheckee
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    TeeJay wrote: »
    Would this be a bad time to come and say I like Skrillex?

    I only just discovered his music this past week or so but dude's got some production skills, a lot of pretty intricate edits. I hear he gets a lot of hate in the Dubstep community though?

    I don't really know a lot about the genre but I quite like the Skrillex stuff. Some of it sounds a bit more '4 on the floor' to me rather than dubstep though.

    I think Skrillex is hated because he's seen as mainstream now. But he's arrived at mainstream in a VERY short space of time. I saw him last year at a festival and my friends and I were the only ones around us in the crowd who knew who he was, let alone the lyrics. A year later and I go to one of his gigs and it's the maddest thing I've been too in my life, was brutal. His original stuff is way better than his current stuff, but now he's just producing for the masses.
  • Andreas
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    SimonT wrote: »
    Dubstep

    Kill it with fucking fire.
  • easterislandnick
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    [ame=" - Archangel - YouTube[/ame]

    Not sure if its really dubstep but Burials two albums are brilliant, not just collections of tracks but bodies of work that hold together amazingly well.
  • JohnnySix
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    Am also curious to know what's good dubstep these days, it's still very much in demand in the remix competitions I participate in , with the top ten highest voted tracks typically being dubstep, followed by D'n'B and house.

    I have a soft spot fro Skrillex after this image surfaced haha, they guy does have taste, even if his fans don't.


    music-fails-skrillex-needs-to-get-a-new-set-of-fans.jpg
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    Xoliul wrote: »
    Yeah... haha, you could get eaten alive in some places for saying that!
    To be honest I don't like him at all. He might have skills, but he tends to stick to the same gimmicky, played out kind of track all the time. The "bad" kind of dubstep in many people's opinion is the sort that seems to aim for maximum noise and screeching;

    Yeah I hear you. I think that's what attracts me. I used to enjoy a lot of DC hardcore and later some screamo (although interestingly not Skrillex's old band) so I think the 'screaming' synths are what drew me to it. I enjoy the offensive sounds lol.
    Listen to that playlist of mine, especially the Joker and Skream tracks are excellent examples of how Dubstep can be different, melodic and intricate without resorting to the blatant noise shock effect.

    Ah I see. Yeah I like that Skream track for sure. A friend of mine (well, former student) produces a lot of that kind of stuff under the name 'Disonata', may be of interest to some in this thread.

    [ame=" - Krakatoa EP [HD] - YouTube[/ame]
  • Goeddy
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    Goeddy polycounter lvl 6
    www.di.fm
    they got streams for every electronic music genre ou can think of
  • SaferDan
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    This is an awesome thread! I love me a bit of Dubstep! Skrillex are awesome! as are Nero!

    Also

    [ame=" - Heartbreak (Bare Noize Remix) - YouTube[/ame]
  • MadnessImport
    Ephixa:

    I love all his tracks even the non dubstep ones

    [ame=" Of Storms Dubstep Remix - Ephixa (Download at www.ephixa.com Zelda Step) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" Woods Dubstep Remix - Ephixa (Download at www.ephixa.com Zelda Step) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" Track - DotEXE - Run Away From Me (Ephixa Chilled Remix) - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=" You Back Life (Swifty Song) - Ephixa (Dubstep) - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=" - Night Vision (Ephixa Vocal Dubstep Remix) - YouTube[/ame]

    Dillon Francis :
    [ame=" class heroes - Stereo Hearts ( Dillon Francis remix ) -DUB4U[HD] - YouTube[/ame]
    Of all the dubstep ive heard these are the few tracks I return to and actually enjoy
    I don't like dubstep thats washed down with wubs or is more repetitive than it should be.


    Not dubstep but instead hardstyle. I love it all the same
    [ame=" - Headhunterz & Malukah | (Malufenix Mass Effect Tribute Song Remix) - YouTube[/ame]
  • Cremuss
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    Noisia !!!! Every track of them is mindblowing.

    Excision is good too.

    Also, Datsik, Ry legit, xKore, Skism, Receptor, Vaski, Ultima C
  • Joshua Stubbles
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    Hard to really define dubstep anymore, it's evolved into so many sub genres (lightstep, darkstep, neurofunk, etc). Also some good tunes in Drum & Bass.

    Here's a couple of my favs that fall into those genres.

    [ame=" Sun Empire & SPL - Wasteland [HQ] - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" Goulding - Lights (Bassnectar Remix) [FULL OFFICIAL] - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" - Blok-O-Theque - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" Of Science - Warehouse Dayz - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" - Machine Gun (16Bit remix) - YouTube[/ame]
  • Calabi
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    Calabi polycounter lvl 7
    I love dubstep too.

    [ame="

    [ame="
  • Mathew O
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    I am rather liking Blackmill and Mt Eden at the moment, Skrillex got me into it but i'm getting a bit bored of him now :( Gief some new stuff

    [ame=" - Evil Beauty (Full Version) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" Eden Dubstep - Still Alive - YouTube[/ame]
  • Xoliul
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    Xoliul polycounter lvl 8
    Hard to really define dubstep anymore, it's evolved into so many sub genres (lightstep, darkstep, neurofunk, etc). Also some good tunes in Drum & Bass.

    darkstep and neurofunk are DnB subgenres, they've been around for a long time, before dubstep.

    It's a bit of a silly evolution, how people are starting to equate DnB tracks to dubstep... You frequently see comments like "OMG dubstep is the best!!" on drum and bass video's.
  • cptSwing
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    More of a DnB'er nowadays, but how's about some tunes to bridge the gap?

    [ame=" vs Damien Marley - Confrontation - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" & Ninjaman - Weed Wid Da Macka - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" - Everyday (Netsky Remix) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" Sin Step On - YouTube[/ame]
  • Joshua Stubbles
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    Xoliul wrote: »
    darkstep and neurofunk are DnB subgenres, they've been around for a long time, before dubstep.

    It's a bit of a silly evolution, how people are starting to equate DnB tracks to dubstep... You frequently see comments like "OMG dubstep is the best!!" on drum and bass video's.

    Meh, whatever. I classify it all as electronic. I love most of it, regardless of the exact genre. ;p
  • Xoliul
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    Meh, whatever. I classify it all as electronic. I love most of it, regardless of the exact genre. ;p

    Yeah I know, if it's good music, it's good music. "Arguing" about it is a bit silly, but properly labeling things does help you find more in a similar genre.
  • shotgun
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  • SimonT
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    pear Tomba rocks! Thx for sharing! "I want other bitches" :,D
  • PatrickL
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    I've enjoyed very, very little dubstep sitting at my computer with my headphones on. Nothing about the music is that appealing or entrancing to me. But live shows? I rarely turn down a dubstep show; they are always wild. I almost passed out from dancing in a hot as fuck venue to Rusko. One of the best shows I've ever been to as well.
  • Coxy
    You might like some knife party here's 2 of my favorite songs by them

    [ame=" Party - Centipede - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=" Party - Fire Hive - YouTube[/ame]

    Also this song by Excisim and Datsik thats pretty cool

    [ame=" & DATSIK - 8 Bit Superhero [OFFICIAL] - YouTube[/ame]

    and some other randoms

    [ame=" P - Big Boss - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=" Fresh - Louder (Doctor P & Flux Pavilion Remix) - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=" Pavilion - I Can't Stop - YouTube[/ame]

    And the one that got me in to dubstep no other than Mr postman :D

    [ame=" - Please Mr Postman OFFICIAL (Dubstep Refix) - YouTube[/ame]
  • Xoliul
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    Xoliul polycounter lvl 8
    Knife Party, Dr P, Flux pavillion, all some of the worst Dubstep there is IMO. Especially Knife Party: just some ex-Pendulum douches that jumped onto the next bandwagon...
  • cptSwing
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    ^ While I agree, I've always loved 'I can't stop' though.. ;)
  • Autocon
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    Nero is my fav.

    [ame=" Promises Best Quality 1080P HD - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" - Innocence - YouTube[/ame]
  • PaulP
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    Nero is indeed awesome, discovered them recently.

    I used to listen to alot of D&B and dubstep in my uni days, so heres some bands/djs I saw live that were pretty awesome:

    Nu Tone
    Logistics
    Baschelors of Science
    Danny Byrd
    Andy C
    Brookes Brothers
    Chase & Status
    London Elektricity
    Scratch Perverts
    Marcus Intalex
    Cyantific
    Foreign Beggars

    They're not all strictly dubstep, but hopefully that'l give you some stuff to experiment with!

    Oh and I heard this song the other day, have to share it because its so awesome! 8bit/dance/dirty heavy bass (turn bass up!!)
    [ame=" - Close To Me (HD) - YouTube[/ame]
  • Moonshank
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    Well to start with the best place to probably get hold of new and good dubstep or any electronic music for that matter is www.beatport.com its where most of the best producers will put out there new tracks.

    Then after that I would suggest following podcast's from record labels like Ammunition, Circus, UKF etc search for podcast on soundcloud by record lables you like.

    I mean finding good music is usally dumb luck no matter what genre it is.

    some Names I like personally

    (NSFW)
    [ame=" - Eargasam[/ame]

    [ame=" - Anthem[/ame]

    Think someone already mentioned Ry Legit but +1 for him

    Ry Legit - Woody


    [ame=" after light [/ame]

    [ame="

    thats my 2 cents
  • gsokol
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    I kinda started getting into dubstep just over the past year. (and similar music that isn't technically dubstep...I don't really care what the classification is)

    I heard Skrillex somewhere and kept making fun of him, but he grew on me. This song is pretty much the reason:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpS7nCweYZI

    From there I started getting into other stuff too...I like Nero a lot.

    I tend to pop my headphones on and blare this stuff while I'm at work. Something about the loudness and intensity keeps my usually wandering mind focused...also wakes me up if I'm getting a little sleepy.

    Some awesome stuff in here...Thanks for throwing this thread up...got some new music to check out now :)

    Also, appearently dub step makes train simulator 2012 awesome:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rulElJITIVY
  • Frump
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    I could write a lot of thoughts about this topic but for now I'll just post music.

    I've been listening to Magnetic Man lately. Comprised of Benga, Skream and Artwerk they've made some awesome stuff. Posting the live versions of their tracks because, badass.

    [ame=" Man ft. Emeli Sande - I Need Air (Live) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" Man ft Ms Dynamite - Fire (Maida Vale) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" Man ft. Katy B - Perfect Stranger. Radio 1 (Live). - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=" Man - Anthemic ft. P. Money - YouTube[/ame]
  • SimonT
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    SimonT polycounter lvl 11
    Thanks for all the shares! As far as i checked it, i LOVE "Tomba" and the Transformers Dubstep the most :) More of that please :)
  • TehSplatt
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    Just going to leave this here :D this is my sort of dubstep

    [ame=" With One Eye Open (Tek-one Remix) - YouTube[/ame]
  • c023dev
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    Nice Stuff!

    Love Dubstep, since I started making music a long journey brought me to Dubstep. I like the Variations... here are some Mixes I've liked:

    [ame="

    (and all the other GoingQuantum Podcast stuff has nice stuff in it.)

    And two like traks that I haven't seen here yet (Love the MtEden stuff too!)

    [ame="

    [ame="

    Edit: the GoingQuantum Podcast:

    http://goingquantum.ca/podcastgen/

    And for new stuff as always: stick to the forums where the guys are that make it ;) -> http://dubstepforum.com/
  • Seirei
    Not the biggest dubstep fan, but this song gets me every time. :)

    [ame=" Benassi Cinema (Skrillex Remix) (Studio Version) - YouTube[/ame]
  • TimPogson
    Dubstep madness I love it, but wtf no one is representing Zeds Dead :)

    heres a bunch of killer songs IMO.

    http://soundcloud.com/zedsdead
  • benji
    Some nice recommendations here. I gotta put in a word for the deep, dark, minimal side of things though! I find it's the best for getting into the zone while working. It's deep and powerful, but not noisy and distracting as dubstep can so often be :)

    I'd recommend anything coming off the Chestplate/Osiris Music/Deep Medi labels, amongst others. Check out Mala, Goth Trad, Kryptic Minds, Phaeleh, Distance, Cyrus, Mensah, and too many more to list!
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