The sound of Lovestep/Luvstep, dubstep for free-lovers and idealists, is flourishing as of late—its deep tissue massage vibes are a welcome salve to the ham-fisted bro steez infiltrating the genre over the past couple years. Christened by a couple DJs' painstakingly curated mixtapes, whether or not they're joining lovestep nation, purveyors of melodic dubstep are playing with our heartstrings. From James Blake's mind-blowing, stuttering soul samples to London newcomer Timzed's impressive soft-touch synths, which imbue weighty rhythms with an elated bliss. And guess what: There's an Aaliyah sample! ZEITGEIST.
May 24, 2010