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Mala - Alicia [2007]
One of the finest dubstep tracks. Based on Alicia Keys - Feeling U, Feeling Me (Interlude).

Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo [2009]
The track that proved dubstep could be commercially successful. This one shook the scene in 2009, and even Sasha played it in Ibiza. Several websites (DJ Mag, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor) wrote about this track when it was released, and even DJ Mag revisited it for its 10-year anniversary.

From the original Pitchfork 2009 article:
"Hyph Mngo" is a gloriously epic celebration of light and heat. Its presence in a hot club drenches venues in warmth and emotion, like rave classics of the early 1990s. Yet instead of sunny foreign islands, it is the unique product of urban London's musical melting pot: Orbison is a producer based in the Croydon region of greater London.
 

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I've liked this one ever since the first time I heard it.

Xilent - Choose Me II
 

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I remember being a brostep fan, especially of Excision :D

Still wish to see him live, his shows are outstanding!

Excision - Subsonic (Original Mix)

Excision & Downlink - Existence VIP

Excision & Downlink - Reploid
 

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Who can forget the Dubstep remix of Song of Storms? :D


To be honest in the early/mid 2010s dubstep went through a phase where it sounded just like gaming music, and that was awesome.
 

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I really love the original, but that doesn't fit into this thread.. So here's an even better mix. So timeless!

 

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Kahn - Like We Used To [2011]


Dubstep with a slice of grime. It's really good.
 

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Wish there was more chill dubstep like this around. Anyone know of more?

 

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Nice one @Daysleeper that Kromestar track is very nice. And @dmgtz96 I am loving the Clouds track too + those others you shared also good. Seems like lot of the stuff I like is kinda post-dubstep sounds, with the very slowed breakbeat, deep subs, with some classic dubstep noises. I wonder if Mala - In Luv is actually classed as dub-step by a true head...?

Here's another one with dub-step vibes, but its not really dubstep I don't think (what is it?). The part that starts at 1:30 is pretty sweet.

Bombay Bicycle Club - Lights Out, Words Gone (Darksky Remix)
 
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Why do you think dubstep.dnb.grime and all the related genres are so big and prominent in the UK?

Is there even a dubstep capital in the UK?
 
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Well Jungle/DNB was invented in the UK and I think in part that was due to the strong black culture we have in the cities and the sounds/techniques that came from the mixing of worlds (reggaes, dubs, sampling). So I guess it has always had that history and authenticity that kept the connection for so long and its never seemed to leave. I dont know if its related to character or environment, but maybe it is.

Dubstep I think naturally came from DnB, pioneered by the same artists. It probably came from the South/South West, same place as Trip-Hop music and also same as the big Psybient guys like Shpongle, Ott, MWNN, Eat Static, Ozric T...Bristol is a small town that exports all of this stuff. So much reggae, hip-hop, dub, dnb culture there. Fabriclive 37 really launched it off the ground I think. I went to Uni in a southern town called Bournemouth and there was Dubstep nights 3x a week and we all loved it (also massive breakbeat nights too). The whole coast was dubstep crazy. Really wonky stuff, sometimes reggae touches, not cheesey or melodic like it is now. Was good for a few years I guess haha, the Trance nights were of course way better.

edit - just saw one article saying that Dubstep originated from South London