I’ve been on Turntable for the last few days, which is the main reason for my lack of recent posts (obsessed). The reason I bring it up is because when I was DJing in the “Dubstep” room, a lot of ’em brought up the term “brostep”, which I had no idea what it meant at the time. After listening to Skrillex’s two new EP’s, My Name is Skrillex and Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites EP, I think I understand what they meant.
I’m not trying to label Skrillex’s music as brostep, but I’m starting to see where the term applies. Brostep simply means dubstep without soul (as I found). Some believe it incorporates samples, mainly from hip-hop, but this is where I tend to disagree. Brostep, in my definition, would be dubstep with no real focus, which throws in gaudy none sense for affect… or simply lacks soul. It’s hard to find the soul in dubstep, but I think even in Skrillex’s music it’s present – albeit not as much, in my opinion, as other producers.
Let me know what you feel brostep is and if Skrillex can be associated to it. To be honest, I’m not familiar with his music enough (other than the few hits) to make a judgement call.
My Name is Skrillex EP
Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites EP
Styles: Dubstep, Electro House
Name: Sonny Moore
Born: January 15, 1988
Origin: Los Angeles, California
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