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Skream, a popular dubstep DJ and producer, from Croydon UK, performing live in 2006.

Dubstep is a genre of music that started in South London. It draws influence from 2-step garage, dub, drum and bass, grime and reggae.

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Dubstep is usually instrumental. Its tempo usually ranges between 138 to 142 beats per minute. Many songs have two bass drops, where a switch of rhythm and/or bass line occurs and usually follows a recognizable build section and break.

A style of Americanized, heavier and aggressive form of dubstep is referred to as brostep. It has become very popular.

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