Written By: Dominic Laudadio
With no other way of saying about EDM’s blown-up craze in the U.S, Dubstep is growing ever so popularly. But whom is the majority demographic that is swallowing Dubstep whole? It’s one you probably wouldn’t really expect. That is the Nu-Metal crowd.
Nu-Metal is a sub-genre of metal that was mainly used as mix of metal with hip-hop vocals and rhythms, with bands that made it popular with Korn, Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, with many of them would start listening and become fans of other bands that got thrown into that category including: Slipknot, System of the Down and Deftones.
Dubstep was spawned from the Drum N Bass genre. Although Dubstep has been around since mid ’90s, it wasn’t until artists like Rusko, Skream, Banga, Caspa and other U.K. artists that starting making it bigger into EDM. Then, right around 2009, artists like Skrillex, Datsik, Kill The Noise and Excision, introduced the more heavy, hard electro sound, which is what most people are familiar with. The common similarity that Dubstep and Nu-Metal have, is that the music is played at around the same BPM, due to them coming from Metal backgrounds, incorporated it into Dubstep. Even Korn’s front-man Johnathan Davis has jumped on the band wagon, with their latest album being heavily influenced and featuring collaborations with Skirllex, Datsik, Excision, 12th Planet and Kill the Noise
Dutch Dubstep artist Martyn said in a recent interview with The Guardian that, “An electronic music rave in America is like a Limp Bizkit concert 10 years ago. If you listen to a Skrillex set, it’s basically just an orgasmic reaction every three minutes.” So what is your take on the rise of Dubstep? Do you think this will last or do you think Dubstep will fade?
Here’s Kill The Noise’s Re-Mix of Five Finger Death Punch song “Under and Over it”