Prove To Your Mom That Dubstep Is Real Music with These 6 Beautiful Covers [VIDEO]

August 9, 2012 12:50 am

Dubstep takes a lot of heat for not being “real music.” “Talentless garbage” is what my mother prefers to call it. In all seriousness she asks, “Where are the instruments? Seems like anyone who can push buttons on a computer can be a musician these days.” I know she’s not the only one out there proclaiming that dubstep is “just noise, not music.” So, to all the non-believers holding on to the classics and scoffing at the recent electronic takeover of music: have fun tapping your toes to Mozart while playing chess. I’m gonna hit the clubs and rage to Rusko now. BYE.

To convert dubstep non-believers, I scouted YouTube for quite some time to dig up proof that dubstep is in fact musical, and I would even argue…beautiful. Below are 6 phenomenal covers that highlight the technical, lyrical, and melodic complexities that dubstep songs have to offer. If you don’t get the chills and gain a grain of appreciation for the genre after listening to these remixes, you have no soul.

Piano cover of “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” by Skrillex

Listen to the original here.

Piano cover of “Cinema” by Benny Benassi ft. Gary Go- Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

Listen to the original here.

Acoustic, vocal dubstep mashup. Includes DJ Fresh, Flux Pavillion, Skrillex, Modestep, and more!

Violin dubstep by Lindsey Sterling- “Crystallize”

Piano cover of “Crave You” by Flight Facilities (Adventure Club Remix)

Listen to the original here.

If you aren’t impressed yet, here’s a 30 piece orchestra performing a classical medley of Skrillex songs.

Absolutely amazing! I’m curious if I’ve converted any dubstep non-believers. If your opinion of dubstep has changed, let us know in the section below. And Mom, if you leave a comment about how you still hate Skrillex, be warned that I’m locking myself in my room and blasting “Cinema” on repeat for the next 24 hours. Love you! <3


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