This is a category containing musical artists who perform, write, or DJ post-dubstep music.
This is a category containing musical artists who perform, write, or DJ post-dubstep music.
1. Dubstep – Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London, England. It emerged in the late 1990s as a development within a lineage of related styles such as 2-step garage, dub, techno, drum and bass, broken beat, jungle, and reggae. In the United Kingdom the origins of the genre can be traced back to the growth of the Jamaican sound system party scene in the early 1980s, the music generally features sparse, syncopated drum and percussion patterns with bass lines that contain prominent sub bass frequencies. The earliest dubstep releases date back to 1998, and were featured as B-sides of 2-step garage single releases. These tracks were darker, more experimental remixes with less emphasis on vocals, 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, simultaneously, the genre was receiving extensive coverage in music magazines such as The Wire and online publications such as Pitchfork, 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, towards the end of the 2000s and into the early 2010s, the genre started to become more commercially successful in the UK, with more singles and remixes entering the music charts. Music journalists and critics noticed a dubstep influence in several pop artists work. The music website Allmusic has described Dubsteps overall sound as tightly coiled productions with overwhelming bass lines and reverberant drum patterns, clipped samples, and occasional vocals. According to Simon Reynolds, Dubsteps constituents originally came from different points in the 1989—99 UK lineage, bleep n bass, jungle, techstep, Photek-style neurofunk, speed garage,2 step. Reynolds comments that the traces of pre-existing styles worked through their intrinsic sonic effects but also as signifiers, Dubsteps early roots are in the more experimental releases of UK garage producers, seeking to incorporate elements of drum and bass into the South London-based 2-step garage sound. These experiments often ended up on the B-side of a label or commercial garage release. Similar to a vocal garage hybrid – grime – the genres feel is commonly dark, tracks frequently use a minor key, other distinguishing features often found are the use of samples, a propulsive, sparse rhythm, and an almost omnipresent sub-bass. Some dubstep artists have incorporated a variety of outside influences. Dubstep rhythms are usually syncopated, and often shuffled or incorporating tuplets, the tempo is nearly always in the range of 138–142 beats per minute, with a clap or snare usually inserted every third beat in a bar. In its early stages, dubstep was often more percussive, with influences from 2‑step drum patterns. A lot of producers were experimenting with tribal drum samples, such as Loefahs early release Truly Dread. One characteristic of certain strands of dubstep is the bass, often referred to as the wub
2. James Blake (musician) – James Blake Litherland, known as James Blake, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and record producer from London. He first received recognition in 2010 for a trio of dubstep-influenced EPs, and his second studio album Overgrown was released in 2013 and was awarded the Mercury Prize. His third studio album The Colour in Anything was released in 2016, Blake has also released remix work under the moniker Harmonimix. Blake received his second Grammy Award nomination at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, at the 2014 Brit Awards, Blake was nominated for the Brit Award for British Male Solo Artist. James Blake is the son of musician James Litherland, and showed a strong interest and he received classical training in piano as a child, and completed primary education at Grange Park Primary School, Winchmore Hill and secondary education at The Latymer School, Edmonton. Later on, he attended Goldsmiths, University of London, where he received a degree in Popular Music, while at school, Blake and friends hosted a series of Bass Society music nights that featured UK artists such as Distance, Skream and Benga. Blake began his career by releasing his debut 12 record, entitled Air & Lack Thereof in the United Kingdom during July 2009. Having been released on the imprint record label, Hemlock, the became a favourite of BBC Radio 1 DJ Gilles Peterson. Soon after the release of the record Blake was invited by Peterson to do a mix on his international show. As a second-year composition assignment for his studies at Goldsmiths, he submitted the soon-to-be-released Klavierwerke EP, a third EP, entitled CMYK, was released through R&S Records during 2010. The title track, CMYK was selected by BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw as his Record of the Week, on 29 September 2010, Zane Lowe selected Blakes cover version of Limit to Your Love as his Hottest Record in the World. The song was written and originally recorded by Feist and appeared on her studio album, the single was released in the United Kingdom on 28 November 2010, where it debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 47. It was also revealed on 15 December 2010 that Blake had been made the runner-up behind singer-songwriter Jessie J at the BRIT Awards Critics Choice, in January 2011, Blake was awarded Single of the Year for CMYK at Gilles Petersons Worldwide Awards. Blake revealed in late December 2010 that his album would be self-titled, only days after the original announcement was made, the album was leaked onto the internet. On 9 January 2011, The Wilhelm Scream was trailed as the second single. In February 2011, James Blake first appeared on the cover of the publication The Fader and these included Deeds, Olivia Kept, and Evening Fell Hard for Us. During the final weeks of 2012, James Blake performed three intimate shows where he debuted new songs, later that year, Blake released both the Enough Thunder and Love What Happened Here EPs in 2011. These EPs, noticeably more structured than his previous releases, featured R&B-tinged work as opposed to the electronic style found on CMYK
3. SBTRKT – SBTRKT is the musical project led by Aaron Jerome. SBTRKT has remixed songs by such as M. I. A, Radiohead, Modeselektor, Basement Jaxx, Mark Ronson, and Underworld, and has released singles, EPs. His music has been playlisted by BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music, SBTRKT also has performed live with frequent collaborator Sampha. The live show to 2012 consisted of Jerome utilizing electronic and acoustic drums, synthesisers, Jerome uses the projects title rather than his own name in order to support the concept of anonymity. Jerome has explained rather not talk about myself as a person, the name SBTRKT is me taking myself away from that whole process. Im not a person, so having to talk to DJs to make them play a record is not something I want to do. Its more about giving them a record as an anonymous person, if they play it, they play it. SBTRKT wears modern interpretations of native society ceremonial masks designed by A Hidden Place, in March 2016, SBTRKT announced a new project described as a non album. The collection of songs and project is designed to bring new tracks to fans sooner than album cycles and also be a continuous ongoing experience
4. Jamie xx – James Thomas Jamie Smith, better known by his stage name Jamie xx, is an English record producer, remixer and DJ who is known both as a solo act and as a member of the London-based band The xx. He has been recognised with a 2016 Grammy Award nomination in the Best Dance/Electronic Album category for his album In Colour and he first used the stage name Jamie xx in July 2009 in a promotional mix for the bands debut album xx released on the FACT magazine mix series. The mixtape was compiled by Jamie Smith and featured, amongst others, four tracks credited to Jamie xx – one self-production, the xx album went on to become platinum in the UK. Afterward, Jamie Smith went on to do more work for artists like Florence + The Machine, Adele, Jack Peñate. In late 2010, a Jamie xx remix of the song NY Is Killing Me from Gil Scott-Herons last album Im New Here aired on stations across the UK. The remix of Ill Take Care of U followed in January 2011, both singles drew the attention of the general public and the critics. They set the way for a 13-track remix album entitled Were New Here, produced entirely by Jamie xx and credited to Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx. The album was released on 21 February 2011 on the XL Recordings label, were New Here received critical acclaim and was named a cohesive, considered masterpiece in its own right by BBCs Ele Beattie. On 6 June 2011 the two-track self-produced single Far Nearer/Beat For was released, the song Far Nearer was selected Best New Track by Pitchfork, and the double A-side single charted at number 128 on the UK Singles Chart. Later the same year, Smith produced the track off Drakes second album, Take Care. In addition, Smith helped create several reworks for Radioheads song Bloom which were released on an album entitled TKOL RMX1234567. He also co-produced the song When Its All Over with Alicia Keys on her Girl on Fire album, in 2014, he announced an upcoming collaboration with John Talabot on Tim Sweeneys Beats in Space online radio show. In 2014 he released the singles Girl/Sleep Sound and All Under One Roof Raving, on 27 March 2015 he released two singles. Loud Places, featuring the xxs Romy Madley Croft, and Gosh, on the same day he also announced that his debut album, In Colour, would be out on 1 June 2015. Ahead of its release, In Colour was streamed on iTunes as a preview with album-spanning visuals that reacted to each sound, Jamie xx composed the score for a ballet, Tree of Codes, commissioned by Manchester International Festival for its 2015 edition. Based on a novel of the name by Jonathan Safran Foer
5. Kode9 – Steve Goodman, known as Kode9 is a Glasgow-born, London-based electronic music artist, DJ, and founder of the Hyperdub record label. Initially inspired by what he calls the hardcore continuum of British dance music, he was one of the members of the early dubstep scene with the late MC. He released three albums, Memories of the Future and Black Sun, both with The Spaceape, and Nothing. As owner of Hyperdub, Goodman has signed such as Burial, DJ Rashad, Zomby. Goodman has a Ph. D. in philosophy from the University of Warwick and has published a book, Sonic Warfare, Sound, Affect, other genres that are common influences in his work include dub, Dancehall, and Indian music. In the late nineties, Kode9 moved to London, and established a name as a jockey in clubs such as FWD>>. In 2004, Kode9 appeared on the second Grime compilation on Rephlex records, Kode9 treated the vocals to fit his idea of their delivery by a man on his deathbed. Subsequent releases established the label as an important and influential label within the dubstep genre, Hyperdub have since released records such as Burials self-titled debut album, which The Wire magazine named their number one album of 2006. Goodman has a Ph. D in philosophy from the University of Warwick and has worked in academia. In December 2009, his Sonic Warfare, Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear, a book exploring the uses of acoustic force and how it affects whole populations was published by MIT Press. The book also explores how sound can be deployed to set moods of dread and fear, how sound can be used as torture, as a weapon and as a threat. com