Dubstep

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  • The Start of it All

    The Start of it All
    The earliest dubstep was created in 1998. It was darker and more experimental than it is today. 2-step garage tracks attempting to incorporate the funky elements of breakbeat. they combined it with the dark elements of drum and bass into 2-step.
  • Gaining popularity

    Gaining popularity
    In 2001, this and other strains of dark garage music began to be showcased. it was also being promoted at London's night club Plastic People. This went on to be considerably influential to the development of dubstep.
  • The Naming

    The Naming
    The term "dubstep" in reference to a genre of music began to be used by around 2002. Labels such as Big Apple, Ammunition, and Tempa, made stylistic trends used in creating these remixes. These started to become more noticeable and distinct from 2-step and grime.
  • Early Supporters

    A very early supporter of the sound was BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. He started playing it from 2003 onwards. this could be one reson why it became so popular as fast as it did.
  • Evolution

    Throughout 2003, DJ Hatcha pioneered a new direction for dubstep on Rinse FM. he was playing sets cut to 10" one-off reggae-style dubplates, he drew from a pool of new South London producers—first Benga and Skream.
  • Growth

    In the summer of 2005, Forward>> brought grime DJs to the fore of the line up
  • Mainstream Influence

    Mainstream Influence
    The influence of dubstep on more commercial or popular genres can be identified as far back as 2007. Britney Spears used dubstep sound in a dubstep influence in the song "Freakshow"
  • Start Up In America

    Start Up In America
    In 2011, dubstep gained significant traction in the US market. A reson why it became popular is because of post-dubstep style known as brostep with the American producer Skrillex.The term brostep has been used for a style of popular Americanised dubstep.