We make a lot of jokes about dubstep (mainly in the context of beards, standing around and that weird crossover between jam band dances and dubstep dances that we see people doing) but it's more like a gentle ribbing. We (sometimes) love you dubstep! Friday night's edition of One Step Beyond at the American Museum of Natural History cemented our love a little more, because Kode 9 and Flying Lotus were playing a selection of mostly unfamiliar but entirely awesome songs (although we did catch bits from FADER-favorite and F61 Gen Fer Joker in the mix). Mainly though, the night seemed like a large scale crossover of a genre that hasn't really hit the general public yet. Even though people weren't really sure what to do—dance or...not dance—it didn't matter. Apparently the bass speaks for itself, no matter what you choose to do with it. Also, shout out to Haley Joel Osment (or someone who looked exactly like him) for coming through and looking pretty much the same, only slightly older.
Live: Kode 9 and Flying Lotus at One Step Beyond
April 20, 2009