Christian dubstep

"Dubstep isn’t going to stop expanding into fresh sub-genres any time soon," writes Vice's Matt Shea. " ... [which] also made it inevitable that, at some point, someone was going to add wub-wubs to The Bible."


    1. Nothing irritates me more than when mainstream anything ventures into the world of EDM and just randomly assigns labels to music because that’s what is cool now.

      1. I have never heard of a cardinal strapped to a priest, but I do know that many clergy desperately want to be cool, and to be accepted by teens who couldn’t give a damn about the Bible.  The results are predictable.

        1. The school priest at my high school drove a jeep.  In England.  He was excellently cool, and maintained a steady, charismatic and understated dignity that earned him immense respect.

          [he was Church of England – protestant – they’re just a bit less prone these days to nasty legal cases]

  1. Reminds me a little of some of the freaky Christian music that came out of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, like the several-part motets that featured multiple texts being sung at the same time, sometimes in different languages. Or the freakshow composer Gesualdo, who not only composed some of the richest, densest chromatic music before Wagner, but also murdered his adulterous wife and her lover. Gesualdo is the subject of a gripping Werner Herzog documentary titled “Death in Five Voices.”

  2. Christian music for many decades has just been aping whatever’s popular, like popular Country is 5-10 year old pop. So of course this was inevitable. I was thinking this was faster than normal, but dubstep’s kind of old now.

  3. More auto-tuned nonsense, at least on the one I listened to for about 45 seconds.  is there no one left who can actually sing?

  4. Dubstep isn’t going to stop expanding into fresh sub-genres

    Isn’t dubstep a sub-genre to begin with when it really comes down to it?

    Dubstep is a sub-genre of Drum and Bass which is in turn a sub-genre of Techno.  Oh well, I guess calling it a “new” genre will keep the kids happy, so carry on.

    Now here’s some Drumstep that’s not Dubstep.  Is Drumstep a new genre too, kids? Or is there not enough “womp” to make it a “new” genre?

    /get off my lawn

    1. I classify Drum and Bass as a sub-genre of Jungle, with Techno being it’s own branch of EDM.

      Most “new” genres are a combination of two or more older genres anyway.  IMO that sounds a lot like brostep (the more current version of dubstep, wub wub, like Skrillex) with a more jungle flavor.

      1. Most “new” genres are a combination of two or more older genres anyway.

        Which is why they should really be called sub-genres instead of genres.

  5. We have been featuring Christian Electronica on the station since it started in 1999, (along with all other faiths), and it is certainly not a new thing.   There are thousands of artists in the archives here, of this variety.  Their faith is one of the main inspirations for many artists, and is not an excuse for exclusion, so we play them, too, along with music by the artists which do not yet know or believe in love.

    1. “along with music by the artists which do not yet know or believe in love.”

      why would you ever think that non-christian artists do not know love or believe in love?

      that is ridiculous.  you can both know and believe in love without thinking it comes from some imaginary magical invisible prick.

      1. Why would you think that I think non-Christian artists do not know love or believe in love?

        I think you were perhaps trying to read something into my comment about nothing being new in Christian electronica, and are looking for some religious person to accost to argue stuff. Whatever your beliefs are, are fine by me, but I was making no such suggestion you assert.

        Some artists know God, and sing about love, and others do not know love, and sing about other things besides God, and if it sounds good, I’m playing it, no matter what anyone may believe or not.

        1. nope. read it just fine.

          you clearly stated that you play artists of faith along with those who do not yet know or believe in love.

          singling about and knowing love has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with believing in God.  In your reply you continue to conflate the two unrelated things, which was my entire point.  period.

          no need to play the persecution card, it is and always has been a false hand.

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