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Dubwars: It’s Kinda Like Transformers Five—The Dubceptecons Strike Back

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I was asked to write about this “Dubwars” video, and feel a little guilty doing so since I couldn't even bear to finish watching the whole thing. I closed the window immediately after I heard “Yeah, I keep my pimp hand strong!” about three minutes in. I hope this isn't the start of a trend where brostep is featured in more soundtracks, because it might cause my emotionally unstable eardrums to commit suicide. Just imagine, Transformers Five: The Dubceptecons Strike Back directed by Michael Bay, soundtrack by Borgore. If you just thought, “Holy shit man, that'd be awesome!” please stop reading.

I feel like Pogo did meth at a Skrillex show and then stayed up all night making this video. It's just meaningless clips from various movies cut strategically to incredibly in-your-face dubstep. I don't even want to think about how much time was spent/wasted on this video, although the one positive thing I can say about it is that it was edited well.

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My main problem with this video is that dubstep isn't meant to be an abrasive assault. Yes, dubstep has evolved ever since drum and bass producers got involved and it has since split into subgenres. Yes, we should try to be accepting of all genres and not rain on anyone’s parade, whether they are a fan of Coki or brostep. Yes, there is aggressive dubstep out there that still maintains the slinky rhythm that the Croydon crew pioneered. The problem with brostep is that it has garnered so much influence in the EDM scene that for many it is their first introduction to dubstep and thus defines their perception. Someone who watches this video and has never heard dubstep before would either be immediately turned off or will fall in love with a form of music that isn’t at all representative of the genre. To the dude who was completely turned off: I’m with you. I hope you can find it in yourself to give dubstep another chance.

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