Exactly why I don’t listen to dubstep

I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers — who I can’t even be bothered naming — have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there’s this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It’s a million miles away from the ethos of it. It’s been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that’s not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I’m concerned. – James Blake

Read more: http://thephoenix.com/boston/music/127478-interview-james-blakes-dub-soft-shoe/#ixzz1dlQViGDt

I don’t listen to dubstep so I don’t have a whole lot to say about it, but James Blake sufficiently covered my thoughts on it with the last bit of his quote. When I listen to dubstep all I hear is noise and piercing technologic sounds and I really cannot learn to appreciate it as much as I try.

 

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