In the face of dubstep’s rapid, convoluted evolution, the signature wobble seems to be getting old. Like the Dirty Dutch trumpet, a catchy in-your-face sound can only go so far before getting all used up. However, a sound that popular doesn’t just disappear; it combines with other elements of dance music to become something newer and better.
That’s exactly what Bar 9 wants you to believe. Straight out of the home of dirty dub, the English producer has been dropping monster after monster in the production zone. A G6 Piano Tune was originally an instrumental track, but mashed up with Far East Movement’s G6, it takes on an entirely different flavor. Now, it sounds like something you’d hear on just about any dancefloor… but better. When vocals–especially rap vocals–get spiced up with some wobble, you’ve got something special on your hands.
Shaolin Style is another Bar 9 original, and one that received a ripping Nero remix at that. Be sure to also check that out, along with a video of Bar 9’s remix of Kickstarts by Example below, which is a plot-based music video interpretation of a dubstep track. While I’ve never seen something of the sort before, I have to say that it fits pretty well.