“Dubstep” goes (more) mainstream.
When they are writing about a dance/music trend in the Wall Street Journal you know it has crossed over.
Here is the overview from Wikipedia :
|Stylistic origins||Dub, grime, 2-step, drum and bass|
|Cultural origins||Late 1990s,
|Typical instruments||Sequencer, turntables,sampler, drum machine,synthesizer, keyboard,personal computer|
|Mainstream popularity||Mainly an underground scene, but with an increase in mainstream popularity in the late 2000s and early 2010s|
|List of musicians|
Dubstep (/ˈdʌbstɛp/) is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in south London, United Kingdom. Its overall sound has been described as “tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals”.
The earliest dubstep releases date back to 1998 and were darker, more experimental, instrumental dub remixes of 2-step garage tracks attempting to incorporate the funky elements of breakbeat, or the dark elements of drum and bass into 2-step, which featured B-sides of single releases. In 2001, this and other strains of dark garage music began to be showcased and promoted at London’s night club Plastic People, at the “Forward” night (sometimes stylized as FWD>>), which went on to be considerably influential to the development of dubstep. The term “dubstep” in reference to a genre of music began to be used by around 2002, by which time stylistic trends used in creating these remixes started to become more noticeable and distinct from 2-step and grime. It was labels Big Apple, Amunition and Tempa that began circulating the “dubstep” term.
A very early supporter of the sound was BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who started playing it from 2003 onwards. In 2004, the last year of his show, his listeners voted Distance, Digital Mystikz and Plastician(formerly Plasticman) in their top 50 for the year. Dubstep started to spread beyond small local scenes in late 2005 and early 2006; many websites devoted to the genre appeared on the internet and aided the growth of the scene, such as dubstepforum, the download site Barefiles and blogs such as gutterbreakz. Simultaneously, the genre was receiving extensive coverage in music magazines such as The Wire and online publications such as Pitchfork Media, with a regular feature entitled The Month In: Grime/Dubstep. Interest in dubstep grew significantly after BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs started championing the genre, beginning with a show devoted to it (entitled “Dubstep Warz”) in January 2006.
What teens are saying: Their own unique language
Some Teen slang you may want to be aware of, but probably not try to use:
Bounce- ”Let’s leave now”
Mackin on the biddies- Courting young ladies
BBL - Be back later
Repin’ the 206 - Residing in Seattle (or any other area code)
You have raging hair- Your hair do is lovely.
I’m Chirpin’ her- I am sending a text message to s girl
IDK- I don’t know
You’re so IMO- Emotional/depressed
Totes magotes- certainly will do
chillin’- spending time together
JC- hangin’ out
This is a list in progress. If you have additions you would like to share……PLEASE GO FOR IT! Send them to me firstname.lastname@example.org