It's safe to say that this decade has been the biggest in the history of dubstep. In honor of the amazing decade of dubstep we've got to enjoy, here are the genre's 20 best tracks of the decade.
With a minimalistic introduction putting full emphasis on Rico Act 's now-iconic vocals, hardcore fans of dubstep have found themselves embracing the idea of headbanging so hard their necks are sore. His masterful production skills are on full display as he rips through the track giving listeners little time to breathe.
A monumental collaboration that saw Zomboy join forces with one of the most important figures behind the American dubstep movement, 12th Planet , "Dead Presidents" sees the two bass heavyweights at their absolute best. When legends Skream , Benga , and Artwork unveiled their supergroup, Magnetic Man , the dubstep community knew something massive was coming. It laid the foundation for artists for the rest of the decade and beyond. Featuring his trademark high-pitched bass, the way he entwines the vocals with his empowering sound made the song one that immediately turns the crowd into a jumping, chaotic singalong.
Throughout this track and many more, Bassnectar would go on to amass one of the largest followings in all of electronic music and sell out shows nearly everywhere. It featured some of the most interesting sound design and polish around as they headlined festivals around the world. Even as the song approaches its tenth birthday, it still continues to electrify dance floors as if it were a new release. Even the most casual of EDM fans can recite to you the lyrics from the U. Afterwards, in collaboration with Skrillex , the trio would create a remix that would go on to win a Grammy in for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
Quickly turning the EDM world on its head, Skrillex skyrocketed to the top of both the dubstep and electronic world and is often credited as one of the most important figures in the American EDM boom of the s. In addition to commercial success, the track would win him the Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical and help further cement his legacy as one of dubstep's greatest acts. Named after a character from the massively popular video game, voice lines from the assassin are interwoven with the slicing bass drops and ominous keys throughout.
Released in , the track will look to continue its reign of terror on the bass circuit long into the next decade. We've compiled some of the greatest dubstep songs you may have forgotten over the years. Planning a trip to California? Check out our list of the state's top music festivals for the dance music enthusiast.
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