Dubstep

Skrillex and Diplo present Jack Ü

Artist: 
Jack Ü
Label: 
Atlantic Recording Corporation

At first, there were truly no words I could use to describe the absolutely immensity of this collaboration. Two of the biggest names in EDM, coming together to make an album? What??? To say the least, I was hyped. Jack Ü started with a highly praised single, Take Ü There, featuring recent vocal phenomenon Kiesza. It was a trap masterpiece, and make everyone way too impatient for more. The single also marked the birth of "Ü", the U-umlaut that makes the brand of Jack Ü unmissable.

Sounds Like: 
Skrillex
Sounds Like: 
Diplo
Name: 
Tatum Schranz
Date Reviewed: 
03/22/2015

Kill Your Radio

Artist: 
Radio Game!!
Label: 
Radio Game!! (Independent)

Although I had never listened to Radio Game!! before, this track is a guarantee to make me a future fan. One of the better dubstep tracks to come out the past month. Definitely rocking with the drop that would sound like it came form a Barely Alive track. Definitely a mustplay for any dub step enthusiast. 

Sounds Like: 
Different Heaven
Sounds Like: 
Barely Alive
Name: 
Alex Topete
Date Reviewed: 
01/16/2015

Psychedlic Planet

Artist: 
Various Artist
Label: 
Six Degrees Records

Not expecting what to expect when I first picked up this CD. As it was one of the Alt albums that was avalible and had Bassnectar on a track so I thought I'd dive right in. The music that came blaring of my speakers, I could not believe that this was in the Alt section. Being an avid EDM fan, right off the bat it gives you this chill, relaxing and laid-back vibe. But once I started going through each track, around the middle of the album there was some dupstep or dub on a couple of tracks. This shouldnt have surprised me but it did.

Sounds Like: 
Tycho
Sounds Like: 
Bassnectar
Name: 
Ryan Reyes
Date Reviewed: 
09/15/2014

Love Death Immortality

Artist: 
The Glitch Mob
Label: 
Glass Air Records

The Glitch Mob are masters at creating badass tracks that make you want to just drive around at night in a futuristic city.  Much of that imagery may stem from their work on the remixed "Tron Legacy" soundtrack, but they continue to prove they are the future of badass music.  For the most part you could predict what this album would sound like if you have listened to their past work.  I do not listen to much RPM so I do not know all of the correct jargen regarding dubstep and house music so I will not try to embarrass myself while trying to describe it.

Sounds Like: 
The Prodigy
Sounds Like: 
Feed Me
Name: 
Nick Cotter
Date Reviewed: 
02/26/2014

Doomsday Machine EP

Artist: 
Far Too Loud
Label: 
OWSLA

Far Too Loud is far too awesome. He's released a ton of good music, including his Firestorm EP which blew the minds of his listeners with crazy drops and gnarly buildups. His style seems to be consistent with his old music, which in his case, works, because it's just too good to drift away from. The Doomsday Machine EP sounds great, and is really just a preview for what else he's got to come.

Sounds Like: 
Excision
Sounds Like: 
Datsik
Name: 
Alexa Rosenblum
Date Reviewed: 
01/30/2014

The Crystal Method

Artist: 
The Crystal Method
Label: 
Tiny e

The Crystal Method is pretty much the bomb.com.  I'm not even a super huge fan of electronic music but they have never disappointed me.  This dynamic duo laid dormant for a couple years but they are back and as good as ever.  The album alters between song styles and sound so it is not the typical dubstep where you can sometimes find yourself saying 'this is an incredibly long song' when you have actually listened to six "different" songs.

Sounds Like: 
The Prodigy
Name: 
Krissy Baca
Date Reviewed: 
01/26/2014

Brave New World EP

Artist: 
Bar9
Label: 
Bar9

While this EP is relatively short, it definitely packs a punch. Bar9 supplies an aggressive variety of dubstep (especially in their first track), achieving a very driven and hypnotic sound that made memorizing massive amounts of information for exams more enjoyable. I would definitely recommend for any occasion involving physical activity, flashing lights, or both. 

Sounds Like: 
Matta
Sounds Like: 
Jazzsteppa
Name: 
Jessie Marman
Date Reviewed: 
12/12/2013

Freeway

Artist: 
Flux Pavilion
Label: 
Circus

Flux Pavilion: A man and his Synths. If there was a ban against using synthesizers on an album, Flux Pavilion would be deported from Planet Earth. What has set Flux Pavilion apart from his Dubstep contemporaries are his heavy use of synths, and no reluctance to produce feel-good chill tracks that deserve no place in a dub step track. Alas, Flux Pavilion decides to really push the boundaries of his previous works with this EP. Instead of finding an album full of the same stuff, every song in this EP is unlike the other.

Sounds Like: 
Zomboy
Sounds Like: 
Nero
Name: 
Felipe Moreno
Date Reviewed: 
12/11/2013

Horns of the Apocalypse

Artist: 
Figure
Label: 
OWSLA

There exists three basic sub genre’s of Dubstep currently in the EDM world. There is bro-step, which includes your Skrillex, which is also considered mainstream dub step, which wishes to fill all the commercials on Television. There is more house orientated dub step, like Zomboy or Dillon Francis, which wishes to fill your clubs with plenty of wubs. Then there is Figure, which belongs to sub genre that I like to call dirty dub step. Figure owns this extremely niche subsection of dub step, with his absolutely disgusting drops (this is considered a good thing). 

Sounds Like: 
Cookie Monsta
Sounds Like: 
Excision
Name: 
Felipe Moreno
Date Reviewed: 
12/11/2013

Get Stupid

Artist: 
Destroid & Space Laces
Label: 
Destroid Music

Excision. Downlink. KJ Swaka. Together known as Destroid. Here is the 11th product of their unification featuring Space Laces. If you're into dubstep and/or hardsyle, this would be a really great song for you. It's got dubstep for you dubstep lovers. It's got hardstyle for you hardstyle lovers. It's even got dubstep then a switch to hardstyle then a switch back to dubstep for you dubstep/hardstyle lovers. But in all seriousness, great track from Destroid. Lots of bass, huge drops, and just a really intense feel altogether.

Sounds Like: 
Excision
Sounds Like: 
Downlink
Sounds Like: 
KJ Swaka
Sounds Like: 
Bassnectar
Name: 
Dalmar Wiltshire
Date Reviewed: 
12/11/2013
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