Dubstep was played by British DJ John Peel as early as 2003, so while it is relatively new genre of music, it does have a few years under its belt and long with some knowledgeable fans. For those who have no idea what Dubstep is, the simplest explanation would be that it is a bass heavy variant of electronic dance music featuring such unique touches as the “wobble bass”. Wobble bass is an electronically distorted bass track. Beyond that, the closest this genre comes to possessing a true superstar is Sonny Moore who uses the stage name Skrillex. He is a 23 year-old Los Angeles native who has composed Dubstep’s most widely known piece, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, which is the title track to his first album. The piece was featured in a TV ad for the GoPro Camera and is probably the most widely known and accessible piece of music with which to introduce newcomers to Dubstep. Note: it helps to have a little familiarity with techno music; jumping into Dubstep with no prior knowledge may result in confusion and alarm.
While Dubstep has been the province of hardcore hipsters and connoisseurs of electronic music up until fairly recently, it has been used in the past by mainstream artists like Britney Spears.
Skrllex has said in an interview that he composed all of Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites on a laptop. He will be performing live at Freebird Live in Jacksonville Beach on December 11, 2011. Tickets will range between $96 and $106. Joining him in the lineup will be Two Fresh.