Dubstep is dead.

Dubstep is dead.
While most of us really find ourselves enjoying some modern-day electronic producers still going heavy at it, the truth is, squeaky and loud bass is definitely dead for mainstream media. We all remember that time where everyone thought that shaving half your head was a good idea, Skrillex was on everyone's playlist, and clubs were all about "Dropping the bass" (Cheesy term, if you ask me). This trend however, seems distant and rather clumsy today. With more and more people diving into things like "Despacito", do you think Dubstep is a thing of the past, or do you think its better than ever, rocking and reaching out new crowd levels all around the world?

Agree

VintageRose

At last

I'll be honest here, I've never been a fan of dubstep and, in fact, it annoyed me quite a lot. I was even unwilling to actually call it music, even though I respected how much people loved it and the popularity levels it reached; despite my personal tastes, I never dared be loud about my dislike, for I found it to be rude.

However, the truth is that I'm glad this trend is slowly vanishing away, and I hope for a more evolved, harmonious wave of electronic music taking its place.

Posted by VintageRose on 08-09-2017

Disagree

TheArticulate

Not Necessarily

True, dubstep is no longer in the limelight of things like it was several years ago, but I don't think it's going anywhere necessarily. It still has a following and on occasion, I still like listening to a few dubstep artists.

I think what we're seeing now is a lot of really popular dubstep artists are transitioning to EDM and incorporating pop influences into their music by collaborating with other artists. Take a look at Skrillex and Diplo. They have a joint project called Jack U and have released a ton of electronic/pop hits under this name.

We keep seeing pop and indie music transition a little more to the electronic side as well, so it's almost like the genres are meeting the middle currently.

Posted by TheArticulate on 08-10-2017
overcast

Not yet

Dubstep is being integrated into other things. And it seems to be making a lot of difference. For example, there is trance music that has the dubstep. And there are some of the commercial songs that has the dubstep. So each to their own. It can be good enough for improving the music quality. So I think it's far from dead.
Posted by overcast on 08-10-2017
StolenKid

It's where it belongs.

Dubstep is not dead, dubstep went from an extremely underground scene to a really well-known scene and it became so popular between 2009 and 2014-2015, but then, what happened? Where is it? It's where it belongs, the popularity of dubstep went down and it's back where it belongs, in a dark room with a big bass.
Posted by StolenKid on 08-10-2017
wallet

Not exactly!

Not exactly, we have seen a lot of business going down and after a while, they come back more powerful on the market. This may happen to Dubstep as well. Let's just wait and see, we may be surprised in a positive or negative way!
Posted by wallet on 08-11-2017
Self

Not at all

Dubstep is not dead just as jazz is not dead. Classical music is not dead either. Trends fluctuate from one genre to another. Media dictates what is played on radios. Still, people like what they like and a lot of people still like to listen and make dubstep (me included). Dubstep creators are likely hibernating and preparing their big comebacks.
Posted by Self on 08-10-2017
gata montes

Nope - I don't think so

In fact even though it may appear to be dead - I don't think it ever will be.

Simply because - as is the case with all music trends - although initial popularity may decline - as there is always a loyal fan-base that keeps them alive - for no other reason than - they love the sound - they never totally die - in much the same way as the many other music trends from way back when - which - even though they may appear to have died as they're not mainstream any more - are not only still very much alive - but continue to influence the sounds of each new generation of music.

Posted by gata montes on 08-10-2017

Comments

kgord
I have no idea what Dubstep even is. If it was something that was widely available and utilized I would think I would know what it is. This just gives me the idea that it is something that is no longer useful in today's world or I would think it would be common knowledge for everyone.
Posted by kgord on 08-09-2017
luispas
I have to admit that I really hate mainstream things, by the time when I hear Skrillex for the first time it was no longer popular, and I found him really great because he made a love of remixes of my favorite songs. I don't think the Dubstep it's dead, it's just that people right now it's hearing only something else, like: Trap. This is the new popular and trending, I really hate how it sounds, but it's a matter of time that people start hearing something new and that won't mean that 1 style of music has died.
Posted by luispas on 08-09-2017
giovanniiiii
Dubstep will not completely die. It lives on because there are still music makers that only focus on making dubstep. Popular music does not actually die out as they are made by well-known artists. Dubstep was a trend back then, that is why it rose up to popularity especially with Skrillex. I'm seeing people giving love future funk music nowadays and I hope it trends too because that kind of music is fascinating and can be relaxing.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 08-09-2017
Marvadaum
Well, I have to agree that the production of this particular style of music has been very weak. Still, there have been other styles which have been producing good music. I particularly like a style called "Synthwave" basically they took the songs of the 80s soundtracks and made a style. Very cool
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-09-2017
fishmonk
Dubstep will not completely die. I am sure there will be remnants of this music style. However,it's popularity has shown a massive decline. I guess we will be shifting the trends to something else. This is like a cycle of life.
Posted by fishmonk on 08-09-2017
Neiltarquin
I don't know what is a dubstep up until I read this post. If there is still people who is listeningbtobthese type of music, it won't fade away. It will just lay low or maybe just behind the scene. We recycle trendy stuff, the peak might have been reached for dubstep and it is now approaching it's gradual decent. Timing is always crucial in the entertainment business. The popular prevails.
Posted by Neiltarquin on 08-10-2017
Mehano
I have never really listened to a huge amount of dubstep even when it was extremely popular. I only really know some of the more famous songs from big artists.

Dubstep just wasn't my thing but I respect the fact that we all have different music taste. Is dubstep dead? I have no clue since I don't follow the scene but I do think that it lost the majority of its popularity and that I never hear it on the radios anymore.
Posted by Mehano on 08-10-2017
Pixie
I was not even aware about dubstep. I did a research about this only after reading this post. I don't think that my friends are even aware about this as we have never been discussing about this type of music. I wanted to know about this music and went on YouTube to listen to some Dubstep music and this is definitely not my style. There are people who are still fans of those types of music and I don't think that it is dead.
Posted by Pixie on 08-10-2017
kamar19
I would say dub step is still on the scene not as big as it once was but other genres are using elements from Dubstep, That wobble sound and some of those pads are in hip-hop and reggae music. I just put Dub-step in the genre of EDM, it's all really dance music at the end of the day, which is not going anywhere anytime soon.
Posted by kamar19 on 08-11-2017
felabruno
I am not an expert on dubstep music but I believe it had existed before it got popular. It was one of the biggest trends at its time and dubstep was used in most pop songs around 2012 or so. Now the trends are different, one of the recent trends being trop pop. I think dubstep still exists as electronic music, it's just not that popular.
Posted by felabruno on 08-19-2017