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Skream, a popular dubstep DJ and producer, from Croydon UK, performing live in 2006.

Dubstep is a genre of music that started in South London. It draws influence from 2-step garage, dub, drum and bass, grime and reggae.


Dubstep is usually instrumental. Its tempo usually ranges between 138 to 142 beats per minute. Many songs have two bass drops, where a switch of rhythm and/or bass line occurs and usually follows a recognizable build section and break.

A style of Americanized, heavier and aggressive form of dubstep is referred to as brostep. It has become very popular.

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