Dubstep

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Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London, England. Its overall sound is described as "tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals".
The earliest dubstep releases date back to 1998 and were darker, more experimental, instrumental dub remixes of 2-step garage tracks. Dubstep tried to transform drum and bass into 2-step, which featured as 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 labels such as Big Apple, Ammunition and Tempa, by which time the trends used in creating these remixes started to become more well known and distinct from 2-step and grime.
DJ John Peel, who started playing it from 2003 onwards, made dubstep popular in South London by playing it on his radio station. He also made many dubstep artists popular by playing their music on his radio station, which made people demand that they produce more songs and created more artists looking to reap the benefit of the growing dubstep craze. Dubstep started to spread beyond small local scenes in late 2005 and early 2006 to many websites that were devoted to the genre, which appeared on the internet and aided the growth of the scene, such as dubstepforum, Barefiles and gutterbreakz. Simultaneously, the genre was receiving extensive coverage in music magazines such as The Wire and online publications such as Pitchfork Media. These magazines also helped spread the genre as many of what was known about the music industry had not yet been transformed by the growth of the Internet so magazine coverage was…...

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