In what seems to be a response to Bassnectar’s charged comments regarding the so-called death of dubstep, Excision took to Facebook to express opinions on the subject. He said dubstep is a thing of the past, and Excision didn’t so much as defend the genre he helped mold, as he did lay down some knowledge for those of you caught up in this everlasting debate about the in genre. No matter which side of this argument you are on, if you believe that the almighty Lorin’s words were highly misconstrued and somewhat taken out of context or if you think he’s just a man with a god complex, it is an undeniable fact that his commentary has raised an interesting debate in the bass music scene. Who better to weigh in on the vitality of dubstep than one of it’s reigning kings, Excision.
I wanted to share my perspective as I see a lot of misinformation floating around.The reality is that Dubstep became…
The Canadian dubstep producer tells the truth about not just dubstep, but trends and music in general. And so it goes within the industry, that dubstep has not died, but simple reverted back to the underground from whence it came so that it may be protected and coveted by those who know how to appreciate its worth. Dubstep fans can attest to super hype crowds at shows, and just an infectious energy that breathes life into the venue. It is what we live for as lovers of music, and the artists seems to be riding the same wave.
It isn’t that dubstep is dead so much as people are branching out and experimenting with other sounds. Really it is the genre terminology that is causing all of this turmoil to begin with, and not the words of our favorite artists that is so wistfully stirring up the pot. Genre classifications and elitist mentalities about those different genres and subgenres is segregating a community that needs to be coming together. So, as Excision says, he prefers to use the very loosely defined term bass music to include trap, downtempo, and even some forms of house music. In the end, as he says, it is all about coming together for the music we love.
F*ck everything else. Isn’t the music why we are all here in the first place? “Spread and support the music you love,” in the very wise words of a very wise man.
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