Timeline: The history of Dubstep.

Dubstep is a bass driven form of electronic music, seeking to incorporate elements of drum and bass with the South London based 2 step garage. It is a dark and grimey sound from of electronic music, with big wobbly bass lines and a dark atmosphere.

  • In 1992-2000 the sound of dubstep was first explored by the likes of Steve Gurley, and Oris Jay.
  • In 2002, the name dubstep was officially used as the name for the specific genre of music.
  • Throughout 2003, DJ Hatcha pioneered a new move in Dubstep, by exploring its dark, clipped, and minimal presence.
  • At the end of 2003, an event called Filthy dub was created, the first pure dubstep event, which saw the first performances from DJ’s such as Plastician, and Skream.
  • From 2005, the first radio DJ’s started to gain interest in the dubstep genre, and it began making a name for itself among the public.
  • In the summer of 2007, dubstep started to explode onto the scene, with the likes of Benga, Coki, and Burial all releasing dubstep albums.
  • 2009 saw dubstep gain greater worldwide appraisal, the use of drum and bass beats, and other electronic sounds throughout the tracks made the music highly popular amongst the rave scene.
  • The genre is expected to expand even further into 2010, with the like s of, the New York Times, and the The Sunday Times both revealing articles about this genre of music.
  • The recent Jakwob remixes of Ellie Goulding songs have been a huge hit in the UK, and are demonstrating the ability that dubstep has great potential to expand even further worldwide.
  • Dubstep has taken on many new forms recently, and its current sound is very dark and dirty. This is a recent dubstep release:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Waqn0jBG58

By Robert Boyton.

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