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Old 10-26-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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Since you are into electronic music can you please tell me what the fascination with "dubstep" is? It is one of those hipster music styles that I find just awful.
I don't usually associate dubstep with hipsters but I can see where you're coming from. I do associate dubstep with a particular crowd though. The kids that like dubstep nowadays remind me of the kids who liked Dnb and jungle back in the 90s/2000 era. Now first let me say there is some jungle I like alot and also some dubstep I really dig too. Having said that there is a large amount of it that is just droning garbage to me. The whole wah wah wobble sound has been way overdone and outright cliched.

Now back to the jungle/dubstep people. I get the suspicion that alot of these people like/listen to dubstep simply for the sake of coming off edgy and hardcore. That's exactly the way it was with dnb and jungle. Like they were too intelligent/hard/cutting edge to listen to house or trance. Personally I say give me a good bumpin house song anyday. It's got more groove and soul in my opinion at least.

One thing I can't stand is when people listen to a certain type of music, dress a certain way, act a certain way, read certain books, etc. for the main purpose of projecting an image rather than truly enjoying whatever it is they are doing. I tend to stay away from alot of mainstream hip hop/pop music because I truly don't like alot of it. BUT I will readily admit when I like a song/artist i.e. Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, The Black Eyed Peas, TI, Katy Perry, even if a hipster or whoever it may be may think I don't look to hip/cool/chic.

For me I say just like what you like and if you really are so "hip" it'll show regardless
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:13 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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One thing I can't stand is when people listen to a certain type of music, dress a certain way, act a certain way, read certain books, etc. for the main purpose of projecting an image rather than truly enjoying whatever it is they are doing. I tend to stay away from alot of mainstream hip hop/pop music because I truly don't like alot of it. BUT I will readily admit when I like a song/artist i.e. Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, The Black Eyed Peas, TI, Katy Perry, even if a hipster or whoever it may be may think I don't look to hip/cool/chic.

For me I say just like what you like and if you really are so "hip" it'll show regardless
i do certainly agree.

but why i like hipsters so much is cause of their oh so cute girls..... they always smile at me.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:33 PM
 
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i do certainly agree.

but why i like hipsters so much is cause of their oh so cute girls..... they always smile at me.
Yeah, they do have some hot hipster chicks.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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People are talking about hipsters like they're Gypsies or something.lol.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:37 PM
 
Location: san francisco
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People are talking about hipsters like they're Gypsies or something.lol.
this is what they sound like, "they're so pretentious. it's majorly affecting my life! aaargh!!!"
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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What Was the Hipster? -- New York Magazine
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I don't usually associate dubstep with hipsters but I can see where you're coming from. I do associate dubstep with a particular crowd though. The kids that like dubstep nowadays remind me of the kids who liked Dnb and jungle back in the 90s/2000 era. Now first let me say there is some jungle I like alot and also some dubstep I really dig too. Having said that there is a large amount of it that is just droning garbage to me. The whole wah wah wobble sound has been way overdone and outright cliched.

Now back to the jungle/dubstep people. I get the suspicion that alot of these people like/listen to dubstep simply for the sake of coming off edgy and hardcore. That's exactly the way it was with dnb and jungle. Like they were too intelligent/hard/cutting edge to listen to house or trance. Personally I say give me a good bumpin house song anyday. It's got more groove and soul in my opinion at least.

One thing I can't stand is when people listen to a certain type of music, dress a certain way, act a certain way, read certain books, etc. for the main purpose of projecting an image rather than truly enjoying whatever it is they are doing. I tend to stay away from alot of mainstream hip hop/pop music because I truly don't like alot of it. BUT I will readily admit when I like a song/artist i.e. Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, The Black Eyed Peas, TI, Katy Perry, even if a hipster or whoever it may be may think I don't look to hip/cool/chic.

For me I say just like what you like and if you really are so "hip" it'll show regardless
heh I've been listening to a similar style progressive house since about 1997. think the long digweed/warren mixes...they are still mixing and generally better than anybody else on the scene as they were then imho.
doesn't get old to me b/c the tracks are diff.

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People are talking about hipsters like they're Gypsies or something.lol.
no, gypsies actually have their own culture.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:31 AM
 
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what the hell is the difference between dubstep and techno/house?! I know they're different genres, but I honestly cannot distinguish one from the other. and when I googled it, the answers were either too vague or too technical (i.e. using specific dj/producer terminology) to be of any use.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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D.C. hands down, hipsters everywhere! We now have the "Hipster Express" that goes from U street NE to Park Slope in Brooklyn.
DC never struck me as a hipster hotspot. I've always thought that if you were in DC you were either a government employee, or you were black. Obviously an exageration, but you get the general idea.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:49 AM
 
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DC strikes me as one of the least hipster towns. DC is very preppy.

Even places like U Street and Adams Morgan are pretty frat boyish compared to, say, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, or Misson, SF.
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