what is dubstep?

Dubstep is one of the latest of the electronic genres to preach some sort of prominence. It’s primarily distinguishable by a proliferation of sub-bass samples and a slow (half-time 140 bpm, or 70bpm) tempo. Some examples here.

Skrillex has been highly touted (and hated) as a dubstep artist. It seems, however, that he is more likely to be labeled brostep (more aggressive, higher frequencies) than dubstep proper. My personal favorite here.

I like this infographic; it seems to explain things fairly well.

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