Korn Invented Dubstep, Man

48 Hours Festival - Day 2

Posted by on 11/30/2011 at 10:04 AM News

The Popdust Files: dubstep, korn, skrillex

It’s Wednesday morning, and how are you going to get through it? Here are two ways, which should both wake you up: listening to the Korn/Skrillex dubstep/nu-metal collaboration, or arguing endlessly about it on the Internet. Need something to kick off the latter? Try this quote from frontman Jonathan Davis, to Billboard:

We were dubstep before there was dubstep. Tempos at 140 with half-time drums, huge bassed-out riffs. We used to bring out 120 subwoofers and line them across the whole front of the stage, 60 subs per side. We were all about the bass.

Slightly more plausible than it could have been, but it’s probably already profoundly pissed off both dubstep listeners and Korn fans, so sure: rage away. The bar has been set by two people: the guy on Billboard who said “these guys have the feces-Midas touch” and the guy on YouTube who said “I HATE DEB-STEP,” so really you can’t go wrong without violating the Terms of Service. Any Terms of Service. If you need a soundtrack, album The Path of Totality should work nicely; a preview is below.

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