We recently shared with all of you the reasons why dubstep isn’t dead. Liquid dubstep and chillstep are prime examples of how dubstep is consistently evolving and changing. Producers like Seven Lions are helping bring this underrated sub-genre to the forefront. The more we hear these incredible sounds, the more we find we need them. We’re here to share a few of our favorite Liquid Dubstep and Chillstep tracks and producers.
Producers like Blackmill are just one example of this genre’s ability to translate to an extremely large group of people within the EDM community. It’s rare to talk to someone who loves dubstep and hasn’t heard of Blackmill (who has about 135,000 Facebook followers alone).
Pinpointing exactly what attracts so many listeners to this sound both is and isn’t difficult. As ravers and EDM addicts, we are constantly searching for that “new sound.” Liquid dubstep and chillstep (even “trancestep” as it is sometimes referred to) are definitely new. The term “liquid” in liquid dubstep is used to describe a more fluid, smooth, and mellow sound. While the massive amounts of bass are still there (accounting for the term dubstep), it is more down-tempo and seemingly easier to digest. This idea of “slowing dubstep down” (to put it much too simply) gave bassheads something new to chew on. Producers like Seven Lions just showed us how it is done.
Don’t let our brief description fool you, though. Liquid dubstep is just as complex as it is mystifying and enchanting. We decided to compile a list of tracks for anyone interested in discovering what liquid dubstep and chillstep are all about for themselves. Happy listening!
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