The worst dubstep remixes ever
So just how big has the dubstep bubble got now that we’re half way through 2011? Well let’s see; Ministry Of Sound got in on the act with their first dubstep compilation, US man of the moment Skrillex came, saw and conquered Creamfields earlier this year, dance-pop knuckleheads LMFAO have been jacking bass wobbles and taking them to the charts, the just-announced Parklife lineup is littered with dubstep acts like Nero and Magnetic Man, and dubstep themed club nights are popping up more and more frequently. Yeah, it’s gotten pretty big.
But because of this boom in the genre – it seems that every mainstream release must come backed with at least one ‘dubstep remix’ these days – and its widespread visibility on the dance music scene we’re getting exposed to more bad dubstep to go along with the good stuff. And it’s not just the professionals at the centre of the dubstep explosion, it’s the young guns making low budget bangers in their bedrooms, uploading their productions to YouTube and shockingly getting tens of thousands of ‘likes’ because the world needed a dubstep remix of a Snow Patrol song. Really.
So just how bad is bad in this case? Well, in the interest of being definitive – and possibly because we’re gluttons for aural punishment – inthemix decided it was time to compile the complete list of awful dubstep remixes. The worst of the worst. You’re excited, right? Read on!
20. Flight Facilities – Crave You (Dubstep Remix by The Core Zee Project)
Having spent several days canvassing the depths of the internet for the dregs of dubstep, there’s a noticeable theme to the good and the bad of the bunch. Specifically, most of these producers seem to get it in their noggins that a certain song is in desperate need of shuddering beats and wonky bass throbs, when in reality they’re really not. Case in point, this bootleg remix of Crave You by Australians Flight Facilities which strips the original of all its lascivious funk for some stoneage beats and a breakdown which literally sounds like they put the Crave You jewel case single into a blender with some cement puree.
19. The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition (Doorly’s Dubstep Remix)
Doory’s Sweet Disposition remix suffers from a similar issue as #20 in that the UK beatmaker’s dirty production embellishments sound incongruous with the original track. And even without any great attachment to The Temper Trap and their hit single, this remix is just really awful to listen to.
18. Massive Attack – Teardrop (Darkstep Remix by Synkraft)
It takes a special breed of person to make something like Massive Attack’s Teardrop sound like a boring piece of shit but Synkraft pulls it off with this stunted, sleepy edit with what is perhaps the most consistently inconsistent wobble around.
17. The Marvelettes – Please Mr. Postman (Cragga Dubstep Refix)
Likewise, it takes a special breed of idiot to think that throwing some brostep distortion behind Please Mr. Postman is a clever idea. And then another five million idiots to listen to it on YouTube.
16. Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Dubstep Remix by joeyverbeke)
Quick, somebody call the World Wildlife Fund and tell them that some Gorillaz have been butchered into a clunky, bloody mess.