Apr 27, 2011

Get Featured On Domestic Dubstep

Do you want popularity or street cred? Then submit a video to Domestic Dubstep today!

1. Do something domestic. It could be anything. Washing dishes, repairing a door hinge, vacuuming a coffee table, watering flowers, frying steak, waxing a car, beating your wife, etc. (that last suggestion was a joke).

2. Set it to Dubstep music. It could be anything. The latest Mt. Eden remix, Flux Pavilion, Rusko, Caspa, Skrillex, Datsik, Skream, Benga, whatever.

3. Share the xperience with the community through video. Send in submissions to DomesticDubstep@gmail.com and we'll have our intern contact you to handle logistics.

Apr 23, 2011

Domestic Dubstep Presents: DUBDOG

Dog meets Dubstep in this gritty backyard mashup. With Skrillex and 12th Planet's "Needed Change" accompanying the antics of everyone's favorite chocolate lab, Plato, DUBDOG is icing on the cake that is DUBDOG AFTERNOON.


Why is a blog about dubstep now obsessing over man's best friend? Have we sold out? Is Dubstep over? Did Brostep conquer it? Well, no. It's just that dogs are super domestic and therefore good for our brand. According to Wikipedia, "The dog was the first animal to be domesticated, and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and companion animal in human history." Also, our marketing intern Steve found out that there's a super high demand for dogs + dubstep. And since dogs are nearly synonymous with domesticity, it's only fair that we feature them in our first ever Saturday Afternoon featurette, aptly titled DUBDOG AFTERNOON.

Apr 22, 2011

Rusko Takes on Brostep

East London DJ and Dubstep visionary Rusko is not one for taking the path of least resistance. So his words on the "BroStep" phenomenon do not surprise us here at DD. So what exactly is Brostep?

"Brostep is characterized by the preference of mid-range frequencies over those of the low end, a massive amount of wobble, an aggressive ‘feel’ to the music and an impatient, almost frantic style of delivery. More drum and bass-influenced than dub-influenced (as is the case with dubstep), brostep is tinged with scrapes of heavy metal and has a jumpier, ravey vibe with very little sub-bass weight."

Brostep is apparently "known as hard and horny raw dong music for sweaty males to 'bro out' to." Its  also a bridge for dubstep newbs who want to make the crossover from Warped Tour music to EDM. Its much "more accessible than its predecessor, and is heartily looked down upon by Old School dubstep enthusiasts who regularly fill over a dozen pages on Dubstepforum.com anytime anyone mentions the word brostep, with many heads calling for an outright ban on the New School name. Brostep is viewed as being very American, from the gutter, and ruining dubstep’s reputation by the minute – which it probably is."

Brostep is a total scene. I once heard people trying to argue that Emalkay's infamous "When I Look at You" was brostep. Well it's not at all. It has a slow build up, it's deep, it's emotional and "when you listen to it - it's more than just a "'OMG Bro! Let's dance to this and have fun and Mosh!' kind of track. It's made with a musical mindset rather than that of a raver's. That's what separates brostep from the rest, it's the pop of the dubstep world. It's made to please the masses and give people those few minutes of fun-time while they are out. It's not meant to be thought provoking or emotional or traditionally 'musical.'"

Brosteppers simply appropriate some of the dubstep genre's filthiest tracks and say, "Hey you old school dubsteppers, this is ours, this shit is Brostep, not dubstep." And Dubsteppers will be like, "Hey you bros. This is our music. We take the good and the bad. We don't like the bad shit but it doesn't mean we're going to consider it another entirely separate genre. Brostep is just a separatist movement within our genre that demands innovation through speed and tone."And then Brosteppers are like, "Hey I just want to mosh/dance you hippie. Take your nerdy music theory stuff somewhere else."

Do you like Brostep?
Is Dubstep outdated?
Should Domestic Dubstep rebrand itself? Domestic Brostep?
If a bro asked you to dance, would you say yes/no?


Apr 12, 2011

Welcome Back Rusko

Everyday - Rusko

Rhythmic, repetitive, groovy. This is Rusko at his finest, proving he can make a catchy jingle with a random sample and boatloads of knowledge on how to make people want to dance. Compared to his former partner in crime Caspa, Rusko is a much more dynamic artist. He's always been the one bridging the gap between dubstep and mainstream, "Everyday" just does it best.

Original cell phone picture we converted into marketing materials for a fictitious DomesticDubstep & Rusko Official Partnership, Photo Credit: Adrian Williamson, 2011.

Apr 11, 2011

Zelda on Dubstep: About Time

They Should Call It the mOcarina of Grime...

Apr 6, 2011

Dubstep -> Visualized

So this guy, SaladUK, just takes sweet videos, mashes them up with Dubstep trax and they sometimes look awesome. For evidence, watch the Lakai Fully Flared intro, which he mashed up with an Original Sin & Taxman track entitled "Take No More."

Skate videos + Dubstep = So filthy that I need one of those surgical masks that Asian people wore when SARS was all the rage.