the first phase of dubstep, maybe even the second, is over
a few of the original (arguably) genii have finished their contributions to the music
but, as epic says, the vibe moves on
because dubstep was always bigger than individuals or tunes or even scenes
I know my experience of gigs in Sydney from 05 to 011 and a few gigs subsequently
had crews with the same appreciation for the backbeat, swing, step, dub & sub
as, say, FWD, DMZ, Subloaded or Dubwars
or some bar in Bucarest, club in France or pub in Glasgow.
Sure, somethings became cliched (“rewind!”) or formularized (a la dungeon)
and people move on looking for new sounds and ways of expressing new times.
The drugs changed, steppas got older & jobs, commercialization begat bro
…inevitably things changed.
But I’m sure there’s a few heads like me
that would love to someday find a nice little venue,
install a system
invite some dj mates with crates full of classics that haven’t been played out for awhile,
some new dubstep or bass music and their own dubstep-inspired tunes,
hopefully on serrato so they can mix & scratch on vinyl,
welcome anyone interested to hear proppa played out
and start another scene with the same good vibes that will always accompany this music.