Published Apr 15, 2009Whether you're brand new to it or a developing historian, the dubstep genre is always aided by a little context. Fortunately, Mashup Mafia members Mike and Mark made an in-depth documentary about the rising genre called Living Inside The Speaker.
In the 2006 film, the two visited dubstep spearheads DJ Pinch, Skream and numerous others as they follow the scene's development in England. The best part of the movie? It's now completely free, and can be downloaded here or viewed here.
Here is a note from the filmmakers:
Living Inside the Speaker (The Bristol Dubstep Scene)
Dubstep is the newest musical genre to come out of the UK and is quietly gaining popularity all other the UK with its heavy, heavy bass lines and spaced out sound. The scene is particularly strong in London, but Bristol is often classed as Dubstep's second city. This film goes into the underbelly of the Dubstep scene in Bristol and uncovers through interviews with DJs, promoters and punters a vibrant and growing scene. The film explains the Dubstep sound and how the Bristol scene started, highlights how producers make Dubstep tunes and plays live Dubstep sets and describes why the sound system is so important to the genre. If you are into underground music and subcultures then you cannot afford to miss this film. The film features DJ Pinch, Peverelist, Bubonic, Atik2, Hench Crew, Kymatik, Kidkut, Blazey, Stealth, Dub Boy, Wedge, White Boi, Gutterbreaks, Elemental, Search & Destroy, Skream, Chef and the Bristol Dubstep Massive, including many hijackers.
Also, the video for Pinch's "Qwwalli" is on there.
Mike and Mark