Originating in London in the late 1990s, the roots of dubstep stem from 2-step garage, drum and bass, jungle and dub. Initially a very minimal, dark and underground style, dubstep rose in prominence towards the mid-2000s as tracks began to be picked up by mainstream media and the Internet. Dubstep traditionally focuses the melody on the bassline, which is stacked on top of half-speed rhythms with the kick drum usually prominent on the first beat and clap or snare on the third beat, rather than second and fourth as more commonly found in house music.
Circus Records
Brainchild of Doctor P, Flux Pavilion, DJ Swan-E and Earl Falconer (of UB40 fame), started in 2009 as a platform for Flux and Doctor P’s dubstep and bass music productions.
Firepower Records
Canadian based dubstep label founded in 2012 by Datsik.
Monstercat
Independent Canadian-based EDM and dubstep label founded in 2011, releasing singles, artist EPs and compilations.
Never Say Die Records
London, England based record label founded in 2009 by Tommy Dash, also known as SKisM, and Nick Sadler, also known as Demus.
UKF
Created by Luke Hood, who began sharing bass music through his YouTube Channels in 2009. UKF now release dubstep and drum and bass compilations.
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