Originally Posted by Trae
Well then. I clearly don't know my genres I was thinking this whole time that artists like skrillex, flux, doctor p, etc. were dubstep artists. I guess that means that I like brostep.
iv found over the years the genre/genre names is a convoluted and sometimes silly business. often subject of way too much discussion and controversy.
i think its mainly to do with sub-genres that come out of the main stream and start a life of their own. so in metal for example, out of black metal you get dipressive/oldschool/1st wave/2nd wave/cult/atmospheric black metal (and many more). from dubstep grew brostep/oldschool/downtempo/chillstep/deep/heavy...
these can be a good tool when looking for more music similar to the music you already have, but can often turn into tiresome conversations like "brostep is bad dubstep", "only oldschool stuff like skream is REAL dubstep and the rest is newage sh*t" and all sorts of things...
its easyer to just classify everything under one big roof and call it dubstep if you ask me, and then if theres a specific type you dont like, you can just stay away from it. i think brostep is subjected to most of the criticism. i also think this is unfair. imo, brostep is similar to beats headphones, ill explain:
they both got recognition in the mainstream and considerable amounts of hype. this causes a great amount of antagonism towards them, making it hard to tell if theyr really THAT bad or people just dont like it because everybody else does. so, if you like it, keep it and enjoy, if you dont - then dont.
edit: what i meant to say here is that you should judge according to your own taste and not according to name/general opinion of others.
like i said, brostep is one of my least favorite kinds of dubstep (with the exceptions mentioned earlyer), but many other dj's exist other than skrillex and its just not fair to say "skrillex sucks and so all brostep is bad". flux pavillion is one of my favorite dj's and i listen to his stuff very often. (he also puts on one hell of a show!)
Edited by adamlr - 10/8/12 at 8:05am