Friday, December 31, 2010
WTF IS BROSTEP NEWS
AND MORE TBA
CONFIRMATIONS SO FAR
1/1/11 EMER - SKRILLZ B2B 12-1:30 (SECRET LOCATION)W/ UNICRON/BERETTA/DTL CONTRAVERSY/TAGZ/SLEKZ
1/7/11 SUB.FM FIRST FRIDAY 8-10 PM EASTERN /1-3 AM SATURDAY UK
1/8/11 @ the institute
2/19/11 ST. LOUIS - EMER - PAH JE - SKRILLZ - VICEGRIP
MORE TBA (MINNEAPOLIS, INDIANAPOLIS, AND MORE)
3/11 ORLANDO - FLORIDA
4/2/11 CALIFORNIA (FESTIVAL)
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also contact about basement filth partys and guitar center filth demo's!!
trying to have mini dates for tour for studio mixes, streams, house partys, and any other genreral skunting!!
EMER - NEW PC by EmeR BroFilth
EMER / sKRiLLz / MENSE - Let me tell you about by EmeR BroFilth
HVYHTTRS - SMOKIN TREES (EMER REMIX) by EmeR BroFilth
EMER - BLIZZARD by EmeR BroFilth
"If 2009 and 2010 were the years for “dubstep” to finally crawl out of the gutter and begin to make its way into the limelight with Britney-sprinkled Rusko tracks, 2011 appears to be the year for long-term underground music aficionados to point their fingers at its success, and protest hysterically that they want no part of the sell-out. Unsurprisingly, NPR recently confirmed my theory by proclaiming that dubstep has entered an “identity crisis”:
“A strict definition of the music continues to elude taxonomists,” they write, “in part because the genre has broken down into two broad categories, with dark, melancholy, low-energy beats on one side and aggressive, bass-friendly dance music on the other.”
Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of genre-splitting; I consider it a nit-picky hipster practice that tends to box artists into obscure categories and prevents talented producers from working together. But, since whatever NPR tells me must be true, I suspect that an up-and-coming storm of music elitists is about to start telling me that audience-friendly dubstep isn’t “real” dubstep, that “bro-step” is an over-produced sound, and that nobody appreciates “good” music anymore.
And so -- before all of this nonsense begins to unfold -- I’d like to say a couple of things about one of my favorite local “brostep” producers: DJ Emer.
Emer is a Philadelphia-based DJ and producer with over 10 years of experience behind decks and a well-balanced background in hip-hop, dnb, 2-step and UK Garage. Most recently, this underground jack-of-all-trades has focused his efforts on dancefloor-compatible bangers characterized by big drops, simplistic structre, and (*gasp*) even pop samples.
There are many reasons to respect DJ Emer, but what impresses me most about this down-to-earth “brostep” producer is his ability to relate to his audience. In spite of his extensive knowledge base, this is a man who chooses to throw in the towel when it comes to the high-brow connoisseurship attitude that defines most producers of bastard electronic music genres. Simply put, Emer Brostep is what happens when a dubstep DJ pulls the pseudo-intellectual stick out of his ass and fully embraces his role as an accessible, crowd-friendly entertainer.