Dubstep music has been one of the most popular movements in the music industry as of late. Whether you want to call it techno, dubstep, club music, etc; the music style is on the rise and producing some incredibly talented DJs and artists.
From globally known Skrillex to newly introduced Gonzo, the list of dubstep djs are out the door and around the block. Whether dubstep is your style or just another phase to you, there are some artists which you should definitely keep an eye out for.
Skrillex, former frontman for From First To Last, has made his mark as a dubstep king with his heavy beats and complex mixes. Skrillex (also known as Sonny Moore) has really taken the music scene by storm and built an enormous fan base in just a few short years. Some of his stand out tracks include: "Rock N Roll (Will Take You To The Mountain), "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites", and his remix of Benny Benassi's "Cinema". This fall, Skrillex will be hitting the road headlining The Mothership Tour. So if you haven't checked out Skrillex online, this is your chance to catch him live and see what all of the hype is about! It will be worth it, trust me.
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The Mothership Tour Official Dates:
9/22/11 San Diego Petco Park* 9/23/11 Las Vegas Surrender* 9/24/11 Salt Lake Saltair* 9/26/11 El Paso Buchanans* 9/27/11 San Antonio Rio* 9/28/11 Dallas Palladium* 9/29/11 Houston Stereo Live* 9/30/11 New Orleans Sugar Mill* 10/1/11 Atlanta Tabernacle* 10/2/11 Raleigh Long Branch* 10/4/11 Norfolk Norva* 10/5/11 Baltimore Ram's Head Live* 10/6/11 Washington, DC Fur* 10/7/11 Richmond National* 10/8/11 Philadelphia Electric Factory* 10/9/11 Sayreville Starland Ballroom* 10/10/11 Buffalo Town Ballroom* 10/11/11 Syracuse Center of Progress 10/12/11 Portland State Theater 10/13/11 Burlington Higher Ground 10/14/11 Montreal New City Gas 10/18/11 Saskatoon Tequila 10/19/11 Calgary Flames Central 10/20/11 Edmonton Edmonton Events Center 10/21/11 Vancouver Forum 10/24/11 Spokane Knitting Factory 10/25/11 Seattle Showbox 10/26/11 Eugene Mcdonald 10/27/11 Portland Roseland 10/28/11 San Francisco Warfield 10/30/11 Phoenix Marquee Theater 10/31/11 Broomfield 1st Bank Center ^ 11/2/11 Lawrence Liberty Hall 11/3/11 St Louis The Pageant 11/4/11 Memphis Minglewood Hall 11/5/11 Nashville Municipal Auditorium 11/6/11 Asheville Orange Peel 11/8/11 Bloomington Bluebird 11/9/11 Columbus LC Pavillion 11/10/11 Indianapolis Egyptian Room 11/11/11 Chicago Congress 11/12/11 Chicago Congress 12/10/11 Athens Georgia Theater 12/11/11 Jacksonville Freebird 12/12/11 Tallahassee The Moon 12/15/11 Orlando House of Blues 12/16/11 Tampa Ritz Yarbor 12/17/11 Miami The Fimore
* with Foreign Beggars, all other dates with Two Fresh ^ with Skream & Benga, Nero (Live), 12th Planet, Two Fresh, and Nadastrom
Moving on from a dubstep DJ who's known worldwide is a new solo project from none other than Never Shout Never frontman, Christofer Drew. Dubstep may be in the complete opposite direction of what you might expect for Drew -- who recently made named his project "GONZO". Fans were able to download the debut single, "Proof That Aliens Exist", for free in exchange for a tweet. According to his Twitter, Drew said he was releasing this single months in advance. No other GONZO material has surfaced so fans will have to make due with the first single and keep their eyes peeled for more tracks.
Check out Drew's tweets about his project GONZO:
@christoferdrew: just got the master of the first GONZO single...get ready for some heavy ass shit. #proofthataliensexist
Photo Credit: www.facebook.com/nevershoutnever
Another dubstep DJ who spent the summer on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour is none other than, Big Chocolate, who also goes by Cameron 'Big Chocolate' Argon. Argon who is originally from Huntington Beach, California has made a name for himself online and built an even bigger fanbase this past summer. His YouTube page alone has nearly 9 million hits which is impressive to say the least. Big Chocolate has also collaborated with other incredible artists including Budo on the new track, "Truman's Trail". He has also remixed Attack Attack's "Sexual Man Chocolate" and Asking Alexandria's "I Used To Have A Best Friend". This past summer, Big Chocolate rocked the Vans Warped Tour on the Skullcandy Stage for the whole summer bringing a new mix to the classic punk rock summer camp.
Yet another dubstep group is Nero which consists of Daniel Stephens, Joe Ray with vocals by Alana. The band just released a new album titled, Welcome Reality, on August 15 which also has a deluxe version on iTunes. Nero has a made name for themselves by having dozens of tour dates worldwide from the UK to Australia. Currently, Nero is out on the Identity Fest which kicked off in the beginning of August and will be wrapping on September 30. For any fans of both Nero and Skrillex, the two collaborated on a remix for Nero's track, "Promises". Check it out below: