The worst dubstep remixes ever

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So just how big has the dubstep bubble got now that we’re half way through 2011? Well let’s see; Ministry Of Sound got in on the act with their first dubstep compilation, US man of the moment Skrillex came, saw and conquered Creamfields earlier this year, dance-pop knuckleheads LMFAO have been jacking bass wobbles and taking them to the charts, the just-announced Parklife lineup is littered with dubstep acts like Nero and Magnetic Man, and dubstep themed club nights are popping up more and more frequently. Yeah, it’s gotten pretty big.

But because of this boom in the genre – it seems that every mainstream release must come backed with at least one ‘dubstep remix’ these days – and its widespread visibility on the dance music scene we’re getting exposed to more bad dubstep to go along with the good stuff. And it’s not just the professionals at the centre of the dubstep explosion, it’s the young guns making low budget bangers in their bedrooms, uploading their productions to YouTube and shockingly getting tens of thousands of ‘likes’ because the world needed a dubstep remix of a Snow Patrol song. Really.

So just how bad is bad in this case? Well, in the interest of being definitive – and possibly because we’re gluttons for aural punishment – inthemix decided it was time to compile the complete list of awful dubstep remixes. The worst of the worst. You’re excited, right? Read on!


20. Flight Facilities – Crave You (Dubstep Remix by The Core Zee Project)

Having spent several days canvassing the depths of the internet for the dregs of dubstep, there’s a noticeable theme to the good and the bad of the bunch. Specifically, most of these producers seem to get it in their noggins that a certain song is in desperate need of shuddering beats and wonky bass throbs, when in reality they’re really not. Case in point, this bootleg remix of Crave You by Australians Flight Facilities which strips the original of all its lascivious funk for some stoneage beats and a breakdown which literally sounds like they put the Crave You jewel case single into a blender with some cement puree.

19. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)

Doory’s Sweet Disposition remix suffers from a similar issue as #20 in that the UK beatmaker’s dirty production embellishments sound incongruous with the original track. And even without any great attachment to The Temper Trap and their hit single, this remix is just really awful to listen to.

18. Massive Attack – Teardrop (Darkstep Remix by Synkraft)

It takes a special breed of person to make something like Massive Attack’s Teardrop sound like a boring piece of shit but Synkraft pulls it off with this stunted, sleepy edit with what is perhaps the most consistently inconsistent wobble around.

17. The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman (Cragga Dubstep Refix)

Likewise, it takes a special breed of idiot to think that throwing some brostep distortion behind Please Mr. Postman is a clever idea. And then another five million idiots to listen to it on YouTube.

16. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Dubstep Remix by joeyverbeke)

Quick, somebody call the World Wildlife Fund and tell them that some Gorillaz have been butchered into a clunky, bloody mess.

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grattan

grattan said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

The Marvelettes classic as it was intended to sound - "whampwobwibble, mr postman!"

consensualrapist

consensualrapist said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

benny you've put the "no" in techno.

van_tango

van_tango said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Dubstep brings more *terrible* producers out of the woodwork than any other genre.

GoodLove

GoodLove said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

The caption for Benni Benassi's song is easily the best thing I've read on ITM this week. daverh strikes again.

angy

angy said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

It's all even more formulaic than crap trance, how could it be?

Tim-BO

Tim-BO said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

daverh - ruler of them realms of itm :bow:

oliversphotos

oliversphotos said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExmNN3jj6WM"]A bad song just got worst.

DJ KnightSA

DJ KnightSA said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

It's funny because somehow all the "insults" about how the bass sounds are actually considered compliments in some dubstep circles.

JeVs

JeVs said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Silence - Delerium (ft. Sarah McLachlan) Mt Eden Remix. He uses the Tiesto remix, one of the greatest songs, puts a crappy off-beat over the top then adds, the random noises a five-year old could make by hitting a drum pad called, dubstep

webmonkey

webmonkey said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

"The Only" track sounds like it's sampling The Prodigy too.

frankyricoops

frankyricoops said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

the craziest part is reading all the comments on youtube... stuff like this:

fucking sickkkk.%uFEFF downloaded it...10x better...jizzing on my cpu
ZGsoccer10 3 months ago

HOLY SHITTTT this track is so filthy my mom walked in when I was jamming to this and I had to switch%uFEFF to p0rn instantly hahaha.
YdungCdmptdn 3 days ago

Dr Bones

Dr Bones said on the 22nd Jun, 2011



The response of someone who isn't aware of the slow but definite bastardisation of electro-house.

Makkaaa

Makkaaa said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Way to ruin UK Garage YouFail.

josephwright29

josephwright29 said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

did this coward just say blue by eiffel 65 was a bad song?

Essi

Essi said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

wow that shit oasis remix makes me feel soo much better about my remix

Bwen

Bwen said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

James Blake – Limit To Your Love (Benny Benassi Dubstep Remix)

Wow... didn't even know it was possible to turn this song into wubstep

Tim-BO

Tim-BO said on the 22nd Jun, 2011



be aware that gruso and rws are right behind you ;)

CRoNic

CRoNic said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Fuck me, can't believe the kids comments on the videos saying how epic the track is. It's fucking mindless shit. I could produce better sounds with my anal glands.

twistedbydesign

twistedbydesign said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

This stuff should come under the 'i found the LFO' genre...it's not dubstep.

GabrielBR

GabrielBR said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

daverh, you're lame mate. whats that article really about? why dont you write about the best tracks of dub made so far? who really give a fuk for the worst tracks by the lamest producers? because u dont know SHIT about you're talking about. go fuk yourself bro. you sucks

Tim-BO

Tim-BO said on the 22nd Jun, 2011



do you think your post count of 2 makes you qualified to make these comments? trollface.jpg

have a read: http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=137817

thesuntoucher

thesuntoucher said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

I gotta agree with GabrielBR on this one. Not the go fuck yourself bit but why focus on the admittedly thousands upon thousands of poor dubstep remixes and showcase the best remixes around. There are plenty of them. And they aren't all gratuitous wobble and distortion. A different take would be much appreciated and I'm sure would get plenty of reads.

Derelict

Derelict said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

You realise that 'best' is completely subjective, but 'worst' is something most people can agree on?

Slavo_Pendulum

Slavo_Pendulum said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

seriously. im drunk and i dont even wanna listen to these. I can tell there so gross!!!!! Original dub and official mixes all the way!!!!

angy

angy said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Yeahz, fukk youz Daverh such as @ssholez!!!11! X(

liquid light

liquid light said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

What a way to ruin a great Massive Attack song...

aguilare

aguilare said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

dubstep?? more like Dungstep...
Thanks Benassi for ruining a fantastic song.

Mickstah

Mickstah said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Shit like this gives Dubstep a terrible name. If these tracks were my introduction to the genre then I'd probably never listen to it again.

GabrielBR

GabrielBR said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

what pisses me off is that this is a music forum and u hardly will see a good review of ONE of hundreds of good EP's and LP's every month. and what we got here in ITM is one more cunthead attempting to damage the dub scene writing about useless stuff.

GabrielBR

GabrielBR said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Tim-BO:
so post count? hum.. really? so that makes me what? shut up bro. post count means WHAT?? haha

Funkedub

Funkedub said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Dear ITM,

Please rename this article accordingly to "The Worst brostep remixes".

Regards,
Funkedub

daverh

daverh said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Gabriel, I was expecting reactions like yours - completely natural. But please take this article in the tone that it was created; facetiously. I don't think there's really a lot of quality to these remixes so calling a spade a spade or a turd a turd in this case shouldn't be really world shattering.

I get what you're saying about negativity and that's the last thing I want to pervade ITM as a whole community. We've already spoken about doing a follow up to this feature that looks at the good developments of the dubstep scene, say the 10 best upcoming producers or something. Still formulating that one.

Funkedub

Funkedub said on the 23rd Jun, 2011



We've already spoken about doing a follow up to this feature that looks at the good developments of the dubstep scene, say the 10 best upcoming producers or something. Still formulating that one.


all the good dubstep producer's don't make dubstep anymore ... they make Futurebass ;)

Dero13

Dero13 said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

Don't blame dubstep , blame the the Electro house kids for jumpin on the wagon to popularise "brostep"

daverh

daverh said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

Yeah, futurebass, post-dubstep, dadstep, nustep, all that good stuff.

thesuntoucher

thesuntoucher said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

@ Derelict: I agree, but we see best lists all the time on music websites all the time and they go down just fine. Even though they are subjective they promote a better kind of debate, rather than bashing a genre (which is already hated on enough) it gets people sharing their favourites, which can only be a good thing.

mjm_fm

mjm_fm said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

That live Benny Benassi video gets me every time - he GENUINELY thinks his remix is sick. Bless his cotton socks.

bonza7

bonza7 said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

clearly some shit remixes, but daverh is a little bitch.

Tim D

Tim D said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

Best ITM story ever.

Wowk

Wowk said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

What worries me more about that Benny Benassi remix is that James Blake actually let it get released

ravelikespastic

ravelikespastic said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

"Beethoven would be slowly wobbling in his grave" :lol:

I think ive developed an ear infection form listening to some of these tragic attempts at remixes.

daverh

daverh said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

Wowk, nah, it's just a bootleg.

Will Styles

Will Styles said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

I list of the worst dubstep remixes without Mt Eden? Pfft.

djjass

djjass said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

hahahaha i love this story :p

TheProphet

TheProphet said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

Pity to see Benassi going to the dark side of dance music; dubstep is a sorry excuse for dance music, if it is even music at all. We need more early 2000's House.

angy

angy said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

"Best ITM story ever" - werd

Tim-BO

Tim-BO said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

nah best itm story would have to be the steve aoki - we love techno article

mr flauge

mr flauge said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

hahaha benny benassi!.. i was there for that set, fuck it was terrible you lost me that day buddy

Derelict

Derelict said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

http://www.chemical-records.co.uk/stk_img_large/B/R/O/BROSTEP.JPG

ChAbIb

ChAbIb said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

dubstep sounds to me like two transformers having agressive sex

shanec86

shanec86 said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

you've put me off dubstep all together now

bonfiglio

bonfiglio said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

I would rather listen to two transformers having aggressive sex

Aggressive butt sex with no lube

> dubstep -_-

Makkaaa

Makkaaa said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

Now for an article that shows how good dubstep can be so all the people that have had to wash their ears out with gunpowder can stop and adore it.

lucky87

lucky87 said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

That picture at the top looks like a blue light disco.. On crack...

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

wow ... just ... wow ... .poor beethoven wasn't spared either ....

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

i might record my bowel movements whilst on the toilet tomorrow morning, add a few wobbles and make some quick cash ... seems to be working for skrillex

thechunk

thechunk said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

i fear to watch these if it ups the viewer tally

B_e_de

B_e_de said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

Fuck the haters (of this article, not the Drubstep), this article is entertaining as fuck and I'm glad daverh brought it to attention, gave it some spitshine and gave us all a reason to cringe in unison.

I've loved the inception of terrible Dubstep remixes since Drater taught me that you can put any song into youtube with "Dubstep remix" and find a result for EVERYTHING. It falls into the "so fucking bad that it's good" category of entertainment.

That Benny Benassi remix is a fucking crime though. Not even funny. It's just horrid.

slinky87

slinky87 said on the 23rd Jun, 2011

As someone who has seen dubstep develop over the past 2 years into this trashy noise known as Bro-step (fuck you skrillex) i must say this article is spot on. I love dubstep but all of these remixes aren't what the genre is really about.

Nearly every one of these songs that has been mentioned has an amazing dubstep remix out there, just like there are 1000 shitty electro remixes of wonderwall etc there is usually one good one, case in point Flight Facilities - Crave You (M.A.F. Remix)

You're all welcome.

Weqster

Weqster said on the 24th Jun, 2011

Shit i love that "i gotta feeling song". they ruined it!!

Slavo_Pendulum

Slavo_Pendulum said on the 24th Jun, 2011

Gross! No other way to describe any of this rubbish. hahaha

Tron

Tron said on the 25th Jun, 2011



I actually agree. Although not in that tone.

The article certainly attracts attention. We're all capable of using YouTube to find bad music of ALL genres.

Balls Deep

Balls Deep said on the 25th Jun, 2011

Thanks to the digital age, no vinyl was harmed in the making of this muck

Suspekt

Suspekt said on the 26th Jun, 2011

You definitely missed the horrible glitch-hop/dubstep remix of Love Shack by the B52s... makes me vomit.

amphibian

amphibian said on the 28th Jun, 2011

Jevs - I absolutely cannot STAND Mt. Eden's work. about 95% of his work is taking an old classic, and putting a dubstep beat and bassline on it, pretty much the original is otherwise in tact. That is NOT a god damn remix. That is thievery.

Funkedub

Funkedub said on the 28th Jun, 2011




Try this instead : http://www.mashit.com/2007/10/17/mashup-of-the-week-love-shack-murderbot-remix/

Yasoda

Yasoda said on the 30th Jun, 2011

somebody kill all parties involved so this never happens again
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHa6JO7dM3M

gawgstarr

gawgstarr said on the 7th Jul, 2011

easy fix - stop using youtube as a source for 'new music'

although i gotta agree benny brostep ruined limit to your love.

muse

muse said on the 7th Jul, 2011

hahaha this is awesome. what. the. fuck.

/fits of giggles

Struz

Struz said on the 3rd Aug, 2011

lol benny comment is gold.