The Origin of Dubstep – Where Does it Come From?

Dubstep is an interesting creature. It’s gotten a lot of flack over the last few years for sounding too robotic, too wub wub, if you will. Personally, I think this is a bit unfair. Yes, most of it’s absolute garbage, but then again, most music in general is absolute garbage. At the risk of sounding slightly elitist, if it plays on the radio, chances are it was engineered to satisfy the lowest common denominator.

Now, love it or hate it, there’s a long standing mystery surrounding the genre; where did it come from? What is dubstep’s origin story, if you will? Was it borne from the mind of a talented ass-clown DJ, or was it created for some other, darker, more nefarious purpose? You’ll find the answers to all those questions and more in…

The Origin of Dubstep!

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Much like Chief from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, the minds of these patients are fully functional, firing away with creative passion, turning out the finest in experimental music – or at least, something like that. If mental institutions really are the source of all our electronic music, then I’m not surprised that genres like Moombahton exist. Until I actually sat down and wrote this post I thought it was “Moo Baton”, and now I like the genre even less. Way to go internet, you made something crappy even worse for me.

Love it or hate it, Dubstep is probably here to stay, and now at least you know just a little bit more about its completely true, 100% factual origin.

More From… Kollektivet?

As you may have realized by now, the actors in this video are not English, and neither were the people who put this together. They just so happen to be German Norwegian, and as I don’t speak the language, I have absolutely no idea where you can find more of their hilarious work. It seems they’re part of a comedy television show of some fashion called Kollektivet, but that’s all I know! If you have any further information, please share it with us in the comments below. I would love to see more of their amazing work.

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6 comments on “The Origin of Dubstep – Where Does it Come From?”

  1. So one alien says to the other alien “did the earthlings get our warning message about the destruction of their planet?”

    The alien retorts… “yes but they call it dubstep and they dance to it”

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