Dubstep is a recent trend in music that is very similar to techno. Its electronic score and mixed sound beats could put it in a class of its own, or they could put it in the same musical bracket as techno. But does dubstep really stand out as its own musical genre? Can it really be considered music at all?
Music is defined as the mixture of vocals and sounds combined in such a way so as to produce expression of emotion, harmony, and emotion. In the technical sense of the word, dubstep does not meet the technical definition of music. Dubstep is almost purely electronic, with very few exceptions. It isn’t about expressing an emotion, as much as it is about creating a good dance beat, generally to appease a club audience.
It is difficult to separate dubstep from techno
Dubstep could actually be considered an evolved form of techno music. Techno was first defined as an electronic style of music, which is also how dubstep is defined. Dubstep also has strong bass lines and sparse syncopated rhythms. Techno itself evolved into several varieties, and while the techno that started in Detroit is largely considered the original techno, it cold be argued that dubstep is just another form of techno music.
There is one thing that is certain. Whether dubstep is its own musical genre, or is in a category by itself, dubstep has become increasingly popular. It is still up in the air as to whether or not dubstep will stand the ultimate test of time. At least for now, it is intensely popular on the club scene.