Dr.Chemix wrote: »
The following descriptions are that of Doc's interpretation and should not be taken as the definitive for each genre discussed
Dubstep incorporates more "wobble" like bass. The drum track of the song usually "stutters", in a sense, somewhat like break beat tracks. More often than not, a dubstep track will start with a synth intro, few kicks, and a song sung by some chick. When it drops, its all wobble and hard kicks. Dubstep tracks are usually a lil bit more "complex" in their structure compared to the latter two. Skrillex, Dieselboy and Noisia are examples of artist who either dabble or work with this style
Progressive...think of it as new age music. You will know it when you hear it. I really can't explain progressive as much for I don't listen to it but I know it when I hear it. Ironically this genre can sometimes be combine with Trance for its sounds usually are "light" and fits in with the structure of Trance music. I have no example artist to give for this sound.
Trance is similar to House and Techno, they both have that kick on every bar (just in case you don't understand, there's normally 4 bars to each beat...the kick will go, thump,thump,thump,thump. Which is similar to the signature west coast sound except that they go every other beat, which is 1 and 3). But instead of the "happy lets love each other" music that usually accompanies a House track, Trance incorporates more an ambiance in its sound. So in a sense, its not as "congested" as House music. The only trance artist I can think of is Paul Oakenfold