A lot of people are making general statements about dubstep - essentially that it's all plodding, serious drudge-step that noone dances to - which even with my knowledge of dubstep (which is nothing compared to some of the heads on here) are demonstrably untrue. I've seen people dancing fairly excitedly to dubstep. I'm aware of all sorts of upbeat, even sexy, dubstep - Benga and Mala's respective takes on housiness, all sorts of 2-step revivals, older stuff like Horsepower or El-B. Christ, even the wobbler du jour, Cockney Thug, comes with a swingy 4x4 beat and a latin brass riff to offset the wub-wub-wub. So I'm kind of forced to conclude that some people are forming their opinions of dubstep based on listening to a couple of N-Type radio mixes rather than actually having any in depth experience of the music.
Intellectual pontification on musical without grass roots experience of said music is a popular pastime of some pople here.
Go to DMZ Leeds and there are tons of girls, kids grinding and pulling, dealers, loads of pilled up ravers, people skanking, smoking and dancing away...
I'm not saying is all great music cos there's obviously loads of tosh around, but the engrained blog-stereotype of it just being masses of 17yr old geeky white boys standing still and having a shit time is patently wrong.
Granted FWD does sometimes get a bit much if the beats are boring, but sometimes I want a quiet Friday night and standing still, not dancing, near a speaker and hearing Kode9
DJ is pretty sublime. Hopefully not dancing is a legitime pastime in a club if I am enjoying the music, otherwise please advise urgently all, as would hate to be caught consuming music in the incorrect manner.