Rusko rages against dubstep’s bastard spawn – ‘brostep’

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As the chorus of industry figures noted in inthemix’s in-depth feature on dubstep, the British-born scene has splintered off in recent years, yielding more commercial and alternatively underground variations of the genre. One such offering has been the so-called ‘brostep’ sub-genre, described as being more ‘aggressive’ and containing exaggerated amounts of wobble.

One of the producers charged with spawning the maligned brostep scene is Mad Decent pinup Rusko, but the upcoming Good Vibrations visitor recently spoke out about his feelings on the scene saying he’s come to “hate” the sub-genre.

“Brostep is sort of my fault, but now I’ve started to hate it in a way,” Rusko told BBC1’s MistaJam on air. “I kind of took it there and now everyone else has taken it too far. I tried to put a bit more energy into it…I just tried to see if it would go there. Now I think it’s gone too far, it’s got too noisy for noisy’s sake…it’s lost a little bit of the feeling.”

Rusko went on to explain that the more ‘ravey’ and ‘rock’ mentality of many American fans was a contributing factor to brostep’s dilution of its dubstep lineage.

“A lot of dubstep fans come ‘cos they just wanna hear the most disgusting, hard, dirty, distorted music possible, and that’s not what it’s about,” he mused. “It’s not about playing the hardest, hardest tracks…that’s like someone screaming in your face for an hour; you don’t want that!”

It’s quite similar to Diplo’s assessment of the US dubstep boom, where he said that dubstep had filled the void for “angry, hardcore” dance music left by electro.

Now what’s worse; brostep or Britstep?

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cheechvda

cheechvda said on the 9th Feb, 2011

soooo tru,,,i like the melodic elements of dance music,dubstep included....but some of this stuff thats coming out now is just rediculous

Poondaddy Shortbread

Poondaddy Shortbread said on the 9th Feb, 2011

It's Rusko's fucking fault. He's made his bed, sleep in it.

Poondaddy Shortbread

Poondaddy Shortbread said on the 9th Feb, 2011

It's Rusko's fucking fault. He's made his bed, sleep in it.

johnbiggs

johnbiggs said on the 9th Feb, 2011

the biggest problem here is people dont realise hat a banger is for. Its the to slam energy into the dance floor or switch the direction the set was going. Bangers of any genre can all do it. But now kids are out there just want bang bang banger after banger and its not only boring it tires your ears and removes the groove and the thing is that dance music is all about the groove.

polite_society

polite_society said on the 9th Feb, 2011

http://soundcloud.com/atomsmasha/atomsmasha-midrange-cack sampled that rusko interview in a way i thought was pretty great.Rusko says i don't want someone screaming in my face for an hour, but i listen to black metal and hardstyle, i've got no problem with it. I actually prefer the brain melting dubstep stuff to the ambient stuff. :P

polite_society

polite_society said on the 9th Feb, 2011

not that i'm really all that in to dubstep in general. some of it is pretty great, but so much of it is really dull.

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 9th Feb, 2011

Rusko saying what a lot of other people have been saying for a while now... Brostep has brought in the turd element of Dance music for sure.

theHordern

theHordern said on the 9th Feb, 2011

at least he admits his faults?

theHordern

theHordern said on the 9th Feb, 2011

cos it really is his fault. him and that pasty fat fuck caspa.

Bakerism

Bakerism said on the 9th Feb, 2011

everyone needs to check djg and joe nice sets for some dubstep from the usa

consensualrapist

consensualrapist said on the 9th Feb, 2011

OMG wasn't the greatest album in the world. but you listen to the fabric37 live shit with rusko and caspa and its brilliant dubstep. fuck off the gay pieces of shit like skrillex and she'll be right.

discotheque

discotheque said on the 9th Feb, 2011

Rusko produce more stuff like this and dubstep can go back to what it was originally about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rMeyJzh0dQ

kone

kone said on the 9th Feb, 2011

skrillex is the best example of horrible dubstep. no soul, just noise. i can appreciate why people like it, but does not do it at all for me. i like that rusko realises its his fault, but he still played a ripper set at void

scottycollinson

scottycollinson said on the 9th Feb, 2011

Welp, I still think Rusko kicks ass. Even some of his new stuff.

Heist9000

Heist9000 said on the 9th Feb, 2011

Its the same thing every time since hardcore in the late 80s... 1 new beat/sound starts, someone does an 'aggresive' version boiling it down to baser elements and the genre shuts its doors to innovation and just becomes an arms race of who can do the most gymicky bullshit... Glad i'm not getting my heart broken by an offshoot with a silly a name as 'bro-step'... ugh

Delicorish

Delicorish said on the 10th Feb, 2011

Why would anyone care what some guy hates? save it for twitter...

wild_comfort

wild_comfort said on the 11th Feb, 2011

i like brutal dubstep. i also like 1960's folk music too. and i like dj's who can put both of them genre's and everything in between into a set. like gaslamp killer.

wild_comfort

wild_comfort said on the 11th Feb, 2011

i like brutal dubstep. i also like 1960's folk music too. and i like dj's who can put both of them genre's and everything in between into a set. like gaslamp killer.

wild_comfort

wild_comfort said on the 11th Feb, 2011

i like brutal dubstep. i also like 1960's folk music too. and i like dj's who can put both of them genre's and everything in between into a set. like gaslamp killer.

Yasoda

Yasoda said on the 11th Feb, 2011

so it's official. America ruined dubstep

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 13th Feb, 2011

And so the short life of a crap genre is coming to an end, seems justice does prevail. Die dubstep you horrible infection to the ears

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 13th Feb, 2011

And so the short life of a crap genre is coming to an end, seems justice does prevail. Die dubstep you horrible infection to the ears

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 13th Feb, 2011

And so the short life of a crap genre is coming to an end, seems justice does prevail. Die dubstep you horrible infection to the ears

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 13th Feb, 2011

And so the short life of a crap genre is coming to an end, seems justice does prevail. Die dubstep you horrible infection to the ears

Weqster

Weqster said on the 14th Feb, 2011

holy shit johnbigs, even retards could understand that assesment. spot on.

zoobymoo2003

zoobymoo2003 said on the 13th Mar, 2011

Rusko is rong! the GRIMIER the BETTER!!!!

Funkedub

Funkedub said on the 6th Jul, 2011

Well at least he knows it's his fault. I came to think article thinking "well come one Rusko ..,. it IS YOUR sound"


Glad he's loathing brostep though ;P