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Is Dubstep Avant Garde Musical Genius? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

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Published on Aug 1, 2012

Dubstep. Is. Awesome. While some people may hear noise, we hear amazing musical genius. The aural creativity of Dubstep, and its embrace of inharmonic sounds, makes it the most recent member of the long-established Avant Garde community. There is a long history of avant garde musicians and thinkers promoting the concept of noise and non-instrumental sounds as MUSIC, much to the horror of their audience. But over the past century, changes in technology and music genres have primed listeners, allowing mainstream audiences to enjoy the beautiful noise of Skrillex, Bassnectar & the whole Dubstep movement.

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Video Links:

Elders React to Dubstep: http://youtu.be/WgII2gDY-Rw
Thomas Middleditch's Disgusting Dub Step Drop: http://youtu.be/z_SQO3vv3p8
Ballet Mechanique: http://youtu.be/9SgsqmQJAq0

videos of Skrillex used:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7sQTF...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgU7XM...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOofWz...

Bassnectar video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqKnMS...

Music Links:

First Of The Year (Equinox) - Skrillex [OFFICIAL]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cXDgF...

Dubstep Dishwasher
http://soundcloud.com/thelivingtombst...

Muzak ( The Theme from Taxi Driver)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nnk4fg...


Discussions on previous episode:
http://boingboing.net/2012/07/26/will...
http://kotaku.com/5929166/so-minecraf...
http://www.g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post...


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