Evolution of Dubstep

By TDHulme
  • In The Beginning

    In The Beginning
    In 1992-2000 the sound of dubstep was first explored by the likes of Steve Gurley, and Oris Jay.
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    In The Beginning

    In 1992-2000 the sound of dubstep was first explored by the likes of Steve Gurley, and Oris Jay.
  • Forward

    Founded in 2001, Forward Night Club was critical to the development of dubstep. This was due to the club providing the first venue devoted to the sound and an environment in which dubstep producers could premier new music.Around this time, Forward was also showcasing several other strains of dark garage hybrids. So much so that in the early days of the club the coming together of these different and diverse genres was referred to as the "Forward sound”.
  • Dubstep

    In 2002, the name dubstep was officially used as the name for the specific genre of music. The term was created by the creaters of the club Forward to describe the type of music. The band XLR8R had used the term dubstep for their cover story and had helped contribute to dubstep becoming the genre it is now. The radio station that the club Forward had owned called Rinse FM had featured dubstep in its music lineup. Dubstep DJ Joe Nice from America founded New York's irregular Dub War club night.
  • DJ Hatcha

    DJ Hatcha
    Throughout 2003, DJ Hatcha pioneered a new move in Dubstep, by exploring its dark, clipped, and minimal presence.By the end of 2003, running independently from the pioneering FWD night, an event called Filthy Dub started happening regularly, which was promoted by Plastician. It was on this night that Skream, Benga, N Type, Walsh, Chef, Loefah, and Cyrus made their debuts as DJs.
  • Big Apple

    Big Apple
    In 2004 after releasing 12-inch singles on Big Apple Digital Mystikz established DMZ Records, which has released fourteen 12"s to date. They also began their night DMZ, held every two months in Brixton, a part of London which has a strong reggae heritage. DMZ has showcased other dubstep artists such as Skream, Kode 9, Benga, Pinch, DJ Youngsta, Hijak, Joe Nice, and Vex'd. DMZ's first anniversary event at the Mass Venue, a converted church. The event saw fans attending from places as far away
  • Joe Nice

    Joe Nice
    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.Music journalist Martin Clark also praised Joe Nice for his access to new dubplates and willingness to play tracks by lesser-known producers. This added exposure increased the amount of dubstep artists that were being played increasing the exposure.
  • Dubstep Warz

    Dubstep Warz
    BBC Radio1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs started to promote and push the genre by creating a show devoted to the genre calling it “Dubstep Warz”. Image
  • Continetal

    January 1st Dubstep was starting to appear in the American club scene and thanks to the help of DJ Joe Nice who founded New York’s “Dub Wars” club night.British artists such as Hatcha, Youngasta and Kode9 were able to play sets showcasing their own Dubstep production, giving the American club goers a glimpse into the UK Dubstep genre.In the same year Britney released a track entitled “Freakshow” which was centred around the infamous dubstep wobble, showing how America had accepted/liked the ge
  • Skrillex (Love Him or Hate Him)

    Skrillex (Love Him or Hate Him)
    Benga and Coki’s track “Night” was still ranked top 5 on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 dance chart list after being released for almost a year.Sonny John Moore better known as Skrillex started to perform his own Brostep style of Dubstep in the LA clubs. This was to be the start of something big for the little known producer. PhotoThe summer of 2008 saw the creation of Generation Bass by DJ Mary Anne Hobbs. She invited numerous Dubstep artists such as Joker, Nomad, Oneman, Quest, etc. to the BBC Maida V
  • Worldwide

    Now Dubstep was being played and recognized worldwide; it was becoming increasingly popular as the genre started to include more melodic sounds and less of the dark UK Garage sounds. Artists such as Snoop Dogg were starting to collaborate with “Dubstep” artist (the new form of Dubstep artists) just adding to the popularity of the genre. Include an exampleIt was in 2009 one of the most famous Dubstep remixes was released by Skream. The track by the duo La Roux “In for the Kill” was one of many r
  • Before It Changed

    Before It Changed
    This is arguably the last year of “true” Dubstep, as the following year Brostep was born and would turn into a Grammy award winning genre. Magnetic Man “Mad” exampleWhilst it may have been the “last” year of “true” Dubstep the trio of artists known as Magnetic Man were to break into the top 10 UK singles charts with “I Need Air”.This was the final piece of the puzzle in order for Dubstep to cement its place in music history. “I Need Air” was now in Radio circulation, meaning that for the first
  • Brostep

    Dj Fresh, Nero, Chase and Status all carried on promoting the Dubstep with their chart singles, however Brostep was now born. Brostep is a sub-genre of dubstep which was set to take over Dubstep in the charts and in popularity. Skirllex released “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” which charted top 3 on the US Billboard Dance/Electronic chart.Skrillex went on to win at the Grammys with his EP for best short from music video, best Dance/Electronic album, best non-classical Dance remix recordning a