#1 Posted by Coreymw (201 posts) -

Recently, myself and a few friends messed about on Turntable's website, my first time. It was there that I was introduced to this, dubstep, as you kids are calling it.

That was 7 days ago, my collection is now in the hundreds. I can't stop myself. I need you guys to suggest your favorites.

This is mine.

#2 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6077 posts) -

Most dubstep songs i don't like, so i have to dig deep to find something i like.
  

#3 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3031 posts) -

WUB WUB WUBBBBB WUUUUBB WUB. That is all.

#4 Edited by OhdK2 (48 posts) -

not to youtube spam, but if you like dubstep this has a small but sizable chance of blowing your mind

It's not just dubstep. It's war!

#5 Posted by Subjugation (4693 posts) -

This song isn't dubstep, but electro house. I have to plug it though because I love it.

And to keep within what you actually requested, here is a dubstep song I enjoy.

There have been quite a few threads on this though, if I remember correctly. Try running a search for dubstep in the forum search and I'm sure you'll pull up a detailed thread with plenty of songs.

#6 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -
@OhdK2 said:

not to youtube spam, but if you like dubstep this has a small but sizable chance of blowing your mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDlif8Km4S4

It's only youtube spam if you make a topic without any content. After that, fucking go for it and see what happens.
#7 Posted by Rudyftw (554 posts) -

You cant fathom how much I fucking hate dubstep, techno or anything else that sounds like robots having rough sex.

BUT....

I have heard one song that is just completely awesome. Great lyrics, great feel, and the dubstep is just there for effect in the background just like it should be.

enjoy.

#8 Posted by Chias (81 posts) -

Listen to literally anything by Knife Party. you are quite welcome.

#9 Posted by GJSmitty (651 posts) -

This is all that you need:

#10 Posted by laserbolts (5309 posts) -

My only suggestion is to listen to actual music.

#11 Posted by PenguinDust (12414 posts) -

This was an educational thread for me. This is the first time I ever listened to any dubstep. I hear the GB guys talking about it all the time on the Bombcast but I was never motivated to listen to any. I had a reasonable idea of what it must sound like from their discussions and I figured I wouldn't like it. Well, from the examples above, Rudyftw's was pretty good and I really liked OhdK2's video although that was more about the how perfectly the special effects matched the sound effects/music. The rest was rather annoying and the OT's song made me turn it off as soon as that crap kicked in at the :50 second mark. "Robot sex" That's a pretty good description of what it sounded like to me. Dirty, seedy, shameful fetishist-sex which takes an industrial solvent to clean up afterwards...but in music form.

#12 Posted by Coreymw (201 posts) -

Thanks guys. And to the haters of dubstep, it isn't the only thing I listen to. I actually prefer classical music over anything else, but this is a nice diversion.

#13 Posted by zudthespud (3276 posts) -

My favourite kind of dubstep is parody dubstep. 
 
  

    But there is some decent other stuff.
#14 Posted by RubberBabyBuggyBumpers (690 posts) -

i never got into dubstep. i've always referred to it as "clownstep," because that's what it is. nowadays you have chodes like skrillex and massive amount of broski douche bags buying into that dipshit's "music." the dubstep people tried getting me into during the 90's is the stuff by roni size. he's talented but, like i said, i'm not into that stuff. LTJ bukem is another dude people tried having me listen to.

stay away from the "brostep/clownstep" shit.

#15 Posted by BlastProcessing (901 posts) -

Only respectable dubstep.

#16 Posted by chrismafuchris (1088 posts) -
@BlastProcessing Word. Just look up Burial's two albums and find similar artists on last.fm and you're good to go, like that one song in Saints Row.
#17 Posted by Chrjz (303 posts) -
@Rudyftw said:

You cant fathom how much I fucking hate dubstep, techno or anything else that sounds like robots having rough sex.

BUT....

I have heard one song that is just completely awesome. Great lyrics, great feel, and the dubstep is just there for effect in the background just like it should be.

enjoy.

God, I hate that song... and you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing it.
#18 Posted by Rudyftw (554 posts) -

@Chrjz said:

@Rudyftw said:

You cant fathom how much I fucking hate dubstep, techno or anything else that sounds like robots having rough sex.

BUT....

I have heard one song that is just completely awesome. Great lyrics, great feel, and the dubstep is just there for effect in the background just like it should be.

enjoy.

God, I hate that song... and you couldn't turn on the radio without hearing it.

I wouldn't know. I don't listen to the radio.

#19 Posted by Commisar123 (1786 posts) -

Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex

#20 Posted by CookieMonster (2408 posts) -

@BlastProcessing said:

Only respectable dubstep.

Yes. Listen to this man.

#21 Posted by StrikeALight (1111 posts) -

There's plenty of respectable bass music and dubstep available out there, and sadly, also a lot of annoying shite.

Other good producers are - Appleblim, Pearson Sound / Ramadanman, Pangea. Less wub-wub, more musical craftsmanship. I like my dubstep / bass to be a bit more amorphous, dropped with some good house/techno.

#22 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

You have come to the right place :D

#23 Posted by SamSharp505 (210 posts) -

Most of it goes wub wub, but some of it is nice. :)

I like Fytch...Murdok is pretty cool too.

#24 Posted by downtime58 (224 posts) -

@StrikeALight said:

There's plenty of respectable bass music and dubstep available out there, and sadly, also a lot of annoying shite.

Other good producers are - Appleblim, Pearson Sound / Ramadanman, Pangea. Less wub-wub, more musical craftsmanship. I like my dubstep / bass to be a bit more amorphous, dropped with some good house/techno.

This - and there's lots of older stuff that really nails what I think is the essence of dubstep (not just the bass drop wub wub wubs). Stuff like Kromestar or Skream or Digital Mystikz which really shows dubstep's dub roots.

Newer stuff that takes dubstep in interesting directions (for me anyway) is Sepalcure, SBTRKT, Guido or Scuba.

#25 Posted by foggel (2763 posts) -

My favourite dubstep producer is probably Skream. I love Burial, but I don't listen to him because it's dubstep, in a lack of a better way of saying it. 
 
But I guess you know about the biggest names since you have hundreds of songs. Check out: 
- Habstract 
- Brown and Gammon 
- Monstar 
- Subfocus 
 
I don't know how big any of them are but I like them. Also check out the genre moombahton. Dillon Francis and Munchi are great artists.

#26 Posted by InternetCrab (1504 posts) -
#27 Posted by Coreymw (201 posts) -

@InternetCrab: I saw that a few days ago. It's pretty amazing.

#28 Edited by froesti (101 posts) -
#29 Posted by TheCableKid (205 posts) -

@BlastProcessing said:

Only respectable dubstep.

That, Skream, and Benga.

#30 Posted by BlastProcessing (901 posts) -

@TheCableKid said:

@BlastProcessing said:

Only respectable dubstep.

That, SKREAM, and Benga.

NO!

#31 Posted by futrstyl (19 posts) -
#32 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

  

#33 Posted by CactusJack (142 posts) -

@grant742 said:

This is all that you need:

Agreed.

#34 Posted by X19 (2304 posts) -

 This is what I'm listening to atm.

    
    
#35 Edited by Coreymw (201 posts) -

Sorry to beat a dead horse, but I thought this was worth sharing with my dubstep loving friends.

#36 Posted by buzz_clik (6837 posts) -

Here are just a few faves of mine:

Also, just to slip outside of dubstep for a second, here are a few drumstep tunes I love:

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#37 Edited by fox01313 (5032 posts) -

Interesting new one from violinist Lindsey Stirling, enjoy.

#38 Posted by bombastius (48 posts) -

@Commisar123: Yep gotta agree !

#39 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5117 posts) -
#40 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1581 posts) -

Favorite? Perhaps not favorite of all time, but a song I keep going back to time and again

I would also recommend something along these lines:

Hope you enjoy man, I could give you more, but I don't want to overflow.

#41 Edited by IkariNoTekken (990 posts) -

Really dislike the current dubstep trends and when I say that I'm specifically focusing on the music itself not its mainstream success.

The over use of loud obnoxious wobble bass, and the lack of anything sounding remotely like 2 step garage and darkcore just doesn't appeal to me. Dubstep from the very late 90's, early 2000's was really the period I enjoyed as its roots really shone through and as the genre was just forming there was a lot of experimentation being done. I completely believe that taste is personal and everyone should be allowed to listen to whatever they want, so I'm not trying to lecture anyone here, life is too short for that.

Nowadays I occasionally listen to the odd record, those are mostly from artists such as; Burial, Benga, Mala and Digital Mystiks, but its always very hit and miss for me. Heres some examples of some fairly recent releases that I kinda like the sound of:

Some garage and jungle influences there, but when I'm in the mood I'm not opposed to some slightly darker tracks:

It still has a mellow tone compared to some of the stuff listed here ha ha, but each to there own.

#42 Posted by JoMate (241 posts) -

Like half of this guys uploads, mostly because the stuff he finds that isn't pure wobbles is just great. But out of all tracks this would right now be my favorite it is just very nice in combining smooth wobbles with great vocals and some nice pianos as well.

#43 Posted by bennym6 (403 posts) -

@laserbolts: get out

#44 Edited by Godlyawesomeguy (6375 posts) -

Ironic dubstep is far and away the best dubstep.EDIT: FUCKING GODAMMIT SOMEONE ALREADY BEAT ME TO IT GOD FUCKING DAMMIT.

There is also pretty okay post-dubstep you should take a listen to.

#45 Posted by MarkWahlberg (4492 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming: I really liked that, nice find.

#46 Posted by XenoNick (1366 posts) -
#47 Posted by RubberBabyBuggyBumpers (690 posts) -

this video perfectly sums up dubstep.

#48 Posted by Still_I_Cry (2494 posts) -

Only dubstep i like is that one Skrillex song, First of the Year.

That is mostly because of the video, if I had just heard the song and not seen the video I probably wouldn't like it as much.

#49 Posted by Djeffers03 (2545 posts) -

@Rudyftw said:

You cant fathom how much I fucking hate dubstep, techno or anything else that sounds like robots having rough sex.

BUT....

I have heard one song that is just completely awesome. Great lyrics, great feel, and the dubstep is just there for effect in the background just like it should be.

enjoy.

Dude, just because a song has synths in it, it does not mean it's dubstep.

#50 Posted by DrShilliams (86 posts) -