H∆SHTAG$ Episode Two: Don’t Call It #PostDubstep

H∆SHTAG$ is a new series of mini-documentaries from the Red Bull Music Academy, chronicling some of the most fascinating themes emerging from the web in recent times. For their second episode, they explore the ever-changing bass / garage / dubstep continuum and the role the Internet has played in its maturation and ubiquitous global reach, with artists like Bondax, and Mount Kimbie.

H∆SHTAG$, Episode 2 - Don't Call It #PostDubstep

“For this second edition of H∆SHTAG$ – our web series chronicling Internet-based music – we examine the ever-changing bass / garage / dubstep continuum and the role the web has played in its maturation and ubiquitous global reach. Featured artists include Mount Kimbie, Bondax, Sepalcure and Deadboy, as well as the minds behind crucial platforms Soundcloud and Boiler Room.”

Red Bull Music Academy is back with another entry in their ongoing HASHTAG$ webseries. Last week, we saw the likes of Miguel and Rochelle Jordan speak on the state of RnB today, and this week, RBMA looks at the music of acts including Bondax, Sepalcure, and Mount Kimbie for ‘Don’t Call It #PostDubstep’.

I’ll be honest: Before I watched this episode, I didn’t really know what the f… Post Dub Step (or whatever you want to label it) actually was. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve probably heard the sound before, but I most likely would not have known that there was a “term” or “label” associated with it. Who cares really? Isn’t music just music these days?

As is said in the video, “Post Dub Step is kind of a shit name for it”. Ha.

The internet has definitely played a big part in the lives of the aforementioned artists though, helping them release their music to the world, as we see in the video. And music platforms/movements like Soundcloud and The Boiler Room have definitely provided them with a little more than just a stepping stone.

“This whole internet world is very important, but the reality is that real life is a lot more important.”Bondax.

I concur.

‘H∆SHTAG$ is a new series of mini-documentaries from the Red Bull Music Academy, chronicling some of the most fascinating themes emerging from the web in recent times, from #cloudrap to #seapunk, #postdubstep to #advancedpop.