Music: Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture Vol. 2: Enter The Dubstep

Good Tuesday Morning to our and FuseBox Radio Broadcast Peoples!

We haven't really gotten into the realm of Dubstep Music here on the website, but I think this upcoming compiliation will be a good start to check out....

The folks at FrankRadio and iHipHop Distribution are dropping the follow up to 2005's Wu-Tang Meets Indie Culture, Vol. 1 compilation with Wu-Tang Meet the Indie Culture, Vol. 2: Enter The Dubstep on November 10, 2009.

According to Wikipedia, Dubstep music is:
"...a genre of electronic music that has its roots in London's early 2000s UK garage scene. Musically, dubstep is distinguished by its 2step rhythm, or use of snare sounds similar to 2step garage and grime, and an emphasis on bass, often producing "dark" sounds, but just as frequently producing sounds reminiscent of dub reggae or funky US garage.

Dubstep tracks are generally produced at a tempo of around 140 beats per minute and in recent years have developed signature half time rhythms, often heavily shuffled or syncopated, and usually, though not exclusively, including only one snare drum hit per bar, often on the third beat.

Such factors make dubstep rhythms markedly different from four-to-the-floor rhythms used in other styles of electronic dance music such as house music, which usually have two snare hits accompanying the second and fourth kick drum.

Often, the sense of rhythm in dubstep is propelled more by the bassline than by the percussive content."

"Dubstep's 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 white label or commercial garage release. Dubstep is generally instrumental. Like another, more vocal garage hybrid, grime, the genre's feel is commonly dark; tracks frequently use a minor key and can feature dissonant harmonies such as the augmented fourth within a riff.

Other distinguishing features often found are the use of samples, a propulsive, sparse rhythm, and an almost omnipresent sub-bass.

Some dubstep artists have also incorporated a variety of outside influences, from dub-influenced techno such as Basic Channel to classical music or heavy metal."
For some cool examples and downloads of Dubstep Music, check out some entries from my folks over at the Rock the Dub website.

Enter The Dubstep will have remixes done by well known Dubstep music producers Scuba, Parson, Trillbass, Dakimh, DZ, Rogue Star, Stenchman, Datsik along with many others.

The Wu-Tang Clan MCs, affiliates and guests on the compilation include Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, RZA, GZA, Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa, Killah Priest, Bronze Nazareth, Prodigal Sunn, Solomon Childs, Son One, Busta Rhymes, MF Doom, Pimp C and more.

We have two free downloads of the first two singles from the upcoming Wu-Tang Meet the Indie Culture, Vol. 2 release below for folks to download and give a listen to - check it out and let us know what you think!

"Deep Space" feat. RZA & Lord Jamar (Jay Da Flex & Yoof RMX) mp3 Download

"Love Don't Cost (A Thing)/Still Grimey" feat. Icewater, Method Man, U-God & Prodigal Sunn (Nebulla & Dore RMX) mp3 Download

If you like what you hear, pre-order the Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture Vol. 2: Enter The Dubstep album from Amazon ASAP below - support quality music!