• http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

    Nobody co-opts new styles of pretty much anything like pop music. Pop loves to pick new hors d’oeuvres of the moment off the plate and stitch it onto its side like a Frankenstein monster. I would find it hard to condemn Kpop for this — it happens in every pop genre.

    It will pass, though. Pop will eventually tire of it and toss it onto the heap alongside break beats, screwed and chopped, chopped and screwed, and leave it to the faithful to keep alive while pop goes off in search of something new to devour.

  • Michelle Ahn

    nahh I remember 2PM’s Follow Your Soul MV had a dubstep break and I was literally just like wtf. Ruined the entire song for me. I wasn’t happy. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/AprilElizabethRansom April Elizabeth Ransom

    OMG, thank you for introducing me to Tasty. Ear and Eye heaven. Wow. I loved it. 

  • chris121212

    Why is there a picture of Deadmau5 at the top?

    He’s not even remotely close to dubstep.

  • http://twitter.com/babycokes K-popping Dem Pills

    As a Londoner who partially was raised in the borough of Croydon (where dubstep orginated from), hearing a dubstep break in ANY song whether it K Pop or a song done by Skrillex is suuper weird (same with Skins style parties). Dubstep is like… the personification of Croydon if that makes any sense (… *sigh* ignore me) and to hear songs from people who never been or know that it even exists or even been part of the “scene” it’s just really strange to me. When I think of dubstep, I think of the stereotypical Croydonite who is hammered out of their mind, swearing and smoking weed in some illegal grimey warehouse or in a crowded dark room talking about Eastenders and that people – is a VERY different image from the Kpop scene.

    But strangely, I like that it is used. Also, how universal it has become. Music is to be shared and enjoyed by all tbh and it’s pretty nice that a piece of “my” London is appreciated and enjoyed by some others, no matter how different the scene is that is using it, if anything is creates a nice melting pot. 

    Anyways, that’s what Koreans must have initially felt when Kpop started to gain an international fanbase or even New Yorkers when rap started to become a global phenomenom :P

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nate-Broadus/100003245734823 Nate Broadus

      That was a good look into the origins of dubstep, but I’m mostly giving you this like for your handle. Awesome.

  • http://19901110.tumblr.com/ ʲᵃᵉˢᶦᶜᵃ

    Some of the dub step breaks are completely out of the blue too. TVXQ’s break flows with the song and doesn’t make me think wtf… but some songs, it just pops up out of nowhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708696573 Angela Merritt

    What do ya’ll think of ‘Maxstep’ from SM’s new sub-unit Younique??? It stars Eunhyuk (my great love), Taemin, LuHan, Kai, Hyoyeon, and Henry as a dance crew and is HEAVY on the dubstep. I can’t wait to read a review!

  • http://twitter.com/GMoNov93 Gills (;

    I didn’t really notice any dubstep in kpop until I heard Ukiss’s song “Doradora”