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Brostep

Brostep is a term coined in America as the new manifestation of Dubstep over in America.  The term brostep has been used by some as a pejorative descriptor for a style of popular Americanised Dubstep. Dubstep purists have levelled criticism at Brostep because of its preoccupation with “hard” and aggressive sounding timbres.  U.S. and Canadian artists often drew inspiration from British producers who tended to work less with sub-bass and more with mid-range sounds such as Rusko and Vex’d.  Rusko himself has claimed in an interview on BBC Radio 1Xtra that “Brostep is sort of my fault, but now I’ve started to hate it in a way… It’s like someone screaming in your face for an hour… you don’t want that.”

Brostep has the similar beat patters as Dubstep, but with less usage of the sub-bass and much more usage of heavily processed mid-bass and synths to produce a very “thick” sound.  Usage of sine waves to give the “computer speak” noises is also very popular in Brostep.

Brostep has very little in ways of Dubstep influences, no Jamaican or Caribbean roots, and in some Dubstep producers minds has turned its back on its roots – which is always a sure sign of the genre not being around for long.

 

 

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