While it is true that Dubstep’s fan base -as well as the audience of the entire EDM spectrum–is multiplying at an uncontrollable rate, it still is probably one of the most misunderstood music genres of our time. Few people on the “outside” seem to have an understanding of what it is, and what it stands for. The same uneducated misconceptions are perpetuated by all those who “hate” dubstep. But I am here to tell you that what the haters say is WRONG! Here are just a few of the follies spewed by the naysayers:
1. “Dubstep isn’t real music.” FALSE. People who say this are often people who listen to Pop, Rock, R & B, and Rap. Unbeknownst to a large percentage of the fans of these genres, these forms of music are almost always as synthesized as any form of Electronica. Just because you hear a piano or a violin does NOT mean that someone sat down and recorded themselves playing a tangible instrument. While this is not true in ALL instances, music-making technology has become so advanced that you don’t need to buy a guitar to add a guitar solo. For a producer, this is cheaper, faster, easier, and almost no one will know the difference. Dubstep celebrates the advancement of such technologies, instead of trying to fool you.
UKF is one of the biggest EDM promotion and distribution companies in the world. They can almost single-handedly be thanked for the wildfire spread of Dubstep.