Korn / Skrillex Team Up

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Metal giants Korn have teamed up with dubstep producer Skrillex for their new album.

Dubstep was always a vast, catch all term. Sure, it might be most readily associated with elements such as half-step, wobble and 140BPM but in reality a dubstep rave would encompass a vast selection of styles.

Which is exactly why the rise of bro-step has angered so many in the bass scene. Lifting certain elements from the dubstep template, the mainly Stateside-centred scene has caused enormous controversy.

Now metal giants Korn are set to fuel the fire. Frontman Jonathan Davis has inspired the band to work with a number of bass producers, including Excision, Datsik, Noisia, Kill The Noise and 12th Planet.

Skrillex takes the lead for new single 'Get Up'. The results have immediately caused controversy, with 'Get Up' being taken by some as a sign that the subtlety of dubstep is being eroded in favour of an overwhelming machismo.

Listen to 'Get Up' below...



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James Blake recently had the following to say about bro-step:

“I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers-- who I can't even be bothered naming-- have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there's this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It's a million miles away from the ethos of it. It's been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that's not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women. I find that whole side of things to be pretty frustrating, because that is a direct misrepresentation of the sound as far as I'm concerned.”

(via The Boston Phoenix)

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