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I've got a big dubstep event to go to on the 22nd of November in Cambridge, so I've been re-associating myself with a bit of the stuff - haven't good listen in a few months, and I've gotta say it's a bloody awesome sound to come back to!

Just wondered if any of you guys were into it? There's a lot of good artists about, and I'm sure the genre would've got a bit of notice what with Burial getting a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize (though it's not as conventional as the majority of dubstep about).

I even noticed the other day in HMV that they had Skream's album in there, and Caspa & Rusko's Fabriclive's gotta be knocking about in most decent music stores.

Anyone feeling it?

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I'm absolutely loving dubstep at the moment. Haven't got enough of it to be honest but I pick bits up as and when I can. I'm still regularly listening to Benga's album and Caspa and Rusko's Fabriclive. Went to see them play at Subdub in Leeds over the summer and I can safely say that it was the best night out I've ever had. Distance's 'My Demons' is a slow grower but I'm really feeling that at the moment too.

Dubstep for me is the first genre of music I've been able to get excited about for ages. I'm really into my punk and metal but felt them becoming a bit stale, particularly punk at the moment. Dubstep just feels like such a fresh sound and it's made me root out my old dub records too which isn't a bad thing.

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It's great. Here's a link to a streaming archive of the weekly radio show I do with my mate. Our show starts about 50 minutes in, but there's some quality reggae before that:

mms://irl.powerfm.org/donrosco&stacksOct08.asf

[edit:c&p that into WMP]

We did Jungle for years, but there's just too much good dubstep around these days.

Actually, I also just put together a list of mixes for my techno mate that got a taste recently:

http://www.getdarker.com/audio/sets/Ben_UF..._FM_14-08-2008/

http://www.subvertcentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46405

http://rinsefm.blogspot.com/2008/10/n-type-5th-october.html

http://rapidshare.com/files/152005465/Kode...ar_2007_Mix.mp3

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?tdmnzmbjomt

http://dubstepper.net/?p=57

http://dubstepper.net/?p=62

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Skream's Watch The Ride is pure badness! And his Rinse 02 mix is my favourite mix ever.

Definitely get Caspa & Rusko's Fabriclive 37, then there's tons of other artists like Digital Mystikz, Mala, D1, Coki.... too much to take in!

Here's an absolute belter I uploaded to YouTube. Loving it at the minute:

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http://www.barefiles.com

Masses and masses and masses of dubstep mixes and radio shows there. More than enough to keep you entertained.

http://www.electronicexplorations.org/

A show similar to Mary Anne Hobbs' Radio 1 show, it is mainly dubstep with some techno, IDM and minimal electronics thrown in. Worth a listen.

I have to say 4 or 5 years ago when dubstep was just 4 bars looping for 5 minutes it really didn't inspire me at all, but now the production standard has increased and dubstep really has hit its stride, as it were.

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I went through a phase of buying dubstep for about a year. Bought so much stuff and then realised, much like my previous noise and minimal techno phases, that I was buying way too much than I could really enjoy listening to and had to stop. I got carried away.

Being a recovering dubstep addict means I have to keep my distance a bit. Maybe one day I can have a healthy relationship with it but for now I'm thinking of selling everything but the ones I listen to regularly, like the Digital Mystikz and Luke Envoy stuff.

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It would be good to have a thread on here for new dubstep and recommendations, it seems to move so quick and with dubplates flying around constantly it's hard to keep up. Since it seems to have moved out of it's arse a little and into ravier (and probably more experimentatal) areas I'm enjoying far more that I manage to catch.

Some stuff I've been enjoying recently, not all necessarily new:

Rustie - Zig Zag - Easily one of my favourite tracks of 2008, on first listen it had a similar effect to hearing Windowlicker when it came out. Tempo changes galore, it sounds like the future to me.

Skream - Oskillatah - I linked to this the other day in a different thread after hearing it for the first time, deliriously good. The drop at 2.45 is carnage.

Zomby - Aquafresh - I'm loving Zomby's rave throwback album at the moment, this is slightly different from his new EP. Bleepbloopbleepbloop, reminds me a bit of Mark One with the almost industrial rhythm. Gloop is excellent too.

Rusko - Gone 2 Far - Title says it all really; an exercise in maximum, well, everything.

Anyone else got any recommendations?

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Here's the last lot of tunes I bought:

Dubstep Allstars 5 - I didn't even listen to this, but it's bound to have a tenners worth of tunes on there somewhere.

Skreamizm 5 - Same again. He always saves his best tunes for the Skreamizms.

Spatial 1 - some airy little techno number. There's free Mp3s to go with it: http://infrasonics.net/dubs/infra001

Zomby - The Lie. I can't remember what this is like at all. Hope its good!

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It would be good to have a thread on here for new dubstep and recommendations, it seems to move so quick and with dubplates flying around constantly it's hard to keep up. Since it seems to have moved out of it's arse a little and into ravier (and probably more experimentatal) areas I'm enjoying far more that I manage to catch.

Seconded for sure. I kept saying Dubstep would be better if it went brighter, gaudier, more out there. No one bloody listened. There have been loads of great records before now of course, but I feared it was losing its way in the dope-smoke, getting too deep inside its own head.

That Rustie track you posted is a bloody mind-melter.

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Man, I've just been trying to listen to some of this stuff on Youtube... it's just not doing it for me. I feel like I'm suddenly too old for music or something.

I know how I used to introduce my mates to hip-hop via Jurassic 5, Ugly Duckling, De La Soul and so forth - is there a super accessible dubstep equivalent that I can use to attune my n00b ears to this?

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Man, I've just been trying to listen to some of this stuff on Youtube... it's just not doing it for me. I feel like I'm suddenly too old for music or something.

I know how I used to introduce my mates to hip-hop via Jurassic 5, Ugly Duckling, De La Soul and so forth - is there a super accessible dubstep equivalent that I can use to attune my n00b ears to this?

Try Skream - Midnight Request Line or Various Production - Thuunk

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Man, I've just been trying to listen to some of this stuff on Youtube...

Probably the worst way of listening to it you could find. You live in Bristol, right? Tons of the best dubstep is made there. I'm not saying you should go round Peverelist's house, but you could go to his record shop and ask for a recommendation for a night out. It's really the best way to hear it.

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Probably the worst way of listening to it you could find. You live in Bristol, right? Tons of the best dubstep is made there. I'm not saying you should go round Peverelist's house, but you could go to his record shop and ask for a recommendation for a night out. It's really the best way to hear it.

I'll just save Gwynster the bother and opine that a dubstep night in Bristol doesn't really tickle the fancy; you might as well just stab yourself and save cab fare.

I do really like what dubstep I've heard but I can't really imagine a night full of the stuff being my cup of tea, not just because I get a bit bored of it after a while but because I remember going to loads of early garage nights and hearing Industry Standard Volume 1 and Just Gets Better five or six times a night. I guess it's been around long enough now for this not to be an issue anymore but it always pops into my head regardless, I just have this image of a load of rude boys nodding away in the corner to the fifth rotation in two hours of Midnight Request Line, ketted-up b-boys fingering blades through tracksuits.

Gosh that was a bit wanky.

Anyway if someone could suggest some mixes to listen to rather than just tunes I'd really appreciate it.

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