A genre of electronic music that is typically 140 BPM with a half time kick and snare drum pattern.

Dubstep originated in the early 2000's in London. A combination of Dub, which is very similar to what most people call Reggae, and 2-Step Garage, which is where the heavy bass elements of Dubstep come from.

Dubstep today is very different from when it first originated. People unhappy with this "evolution" decide to call it apart from the Dubstep they know and love with the name Brostep.

As a person who enjoys both "types" of dubstep it is hard to put a label on them. The only thing upsetting about this genre is the amount of hate and ignorance that goes back and forth between people who discuss it.
Earlier dubstep artists who basically formed the genre.

More well known artists that recently took it to a new direction.
-Flux Pavilion
-Doctor P
by InternetAssholeGuy February 28, 2012
Music that sounds like two transformers having sex.
Person 1: Is that Dubstep I hear?
Person 2: No, Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are at it again.
Person 1: Oh.
by summercamp! October 23, 2011
If the Insane Clown Posse made electronic/dance music.
Dub step is stupid with its loping, syncopated beat and mishmash of faux gangster sounds.
by MonkeysUncle0 December 21, 2011
A unusual style of music with a 2 beat "pulsing" rhythm. Many "dubstep" fans are mislead into thinking that dubstep is just about the bass, and everything with a slight electronic sound or dubstep's "signature" feature, "wubs" is dubstep. In reality, however, bass doesn't really matter much, and dubstep doesn't entirely rely on electronics.
Very few songs by Skrillex, acclaimed "dubstep" artist
by Coffeehaus May 27, 2013
Dubstep is the bastard tourette's child of Techno and Hip-Hop/Rap having a drunk one-night-stand and Techno smoked pot, drank and prostituted the entire pregnancy.

Sounds like nothing but blood-curdling noise created by someone who clearly doesn't know how to use a synthesizer properly if at all.
If you don't do some sort of drug or are at least a poser, dubstep will likely make you want to rip out your ears.
by Chitaka April 23, 2012
Music where some fucktards like and other fucktards hate.
Fucktard 1: Dubstep is amazing

Fucktard 2: That shit is fuckiing stupid

Fucktard 3: Womp Womp Womp Womp
by Poopyface223 January 22, 2012
A sub-genre of electronic music that has confusingly become one of the most reviled things in modern music. Less popular than similarly hated things like Justin Bieber and Nickelback, ultimately harmless.
"fuck dubstep."
-YouTube commenter offended that someone would dare to say a dubstep influenced song he likes is dubstep influenced
by ColeYote March 31, 2013

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