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Skrillex Influences New Subgenre Called “baby dubstep”

by on July 16, 2013

With dubstep breaking into the mainstream ears and as Skrillex, the so-called “dubstep king” as its front man, there is bound to be blending of genres as the sounds evolve. We have already witnessed the transition into rock with Alex Clare’s “Too Close” and Muse’s experiment on their album “The 2nd Law”. All of this radio play dubstep received garnered the attention of pop star Selena Gomez who now coined the oxymoronic subgenre “baby dubstep” and intends to include her new sound throughout her album.

“I want it to be a mixture of everything I’m obsessed with. I love to dance and I love to make people dance. It’s the best feeling. Doing ‘Spring Breakers’ was really fun, because Skrillex and Cliff Martinez did the soundtrack, and [Skrillex] kind of inspired me with a baby dubstep, because I have a few songs that have that.”

What is “a baby dubstep” anyway? She released her first single off the album”Come and Get it” and it’s exactly what you would expect a pop-dubstep song to sound like. For most, if not all electronic fans this distinguishes itself as a blemish on the product of our culture. Should we be excited for the spread of our influence or is it more important to you to keep it ‘clean’ of ‘junk’? If music evolves who are we to stop it? The song is posted below. It’s not my particular cup of tea, but i guess some people like it.

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