Don't feel too bad if our artists' descriptions of their sounds have left you scratching your head. Hell, we had to do a bit of googling to make sense of some of the more obscure sub-genres.
Dubstep has its roots in the UK garage scene, which in turn has its roots in drum 'n' bass and house. It often sounds way too slow at first for a dance floor, but at appropriate volume levels the powerful dub-reggae-?influenced bass lines come to the surface, allowing the listener to move to the double time of the rhythm.
Detroit's version of Miami bass or Chicago's booty house. It's fast, sleazy and raunchy, lo-?fi and defiantly raw. Imagine the soundtrack at a tough Detroit strip club and you get the picture.
A catch-?all term to describe the dance music that indie kids have latched onto. While the style is always changing depending on what's hip, in recent years the term's mainly used to describe a certain noisy, distorted house music that's sometimes derisively called blog-?house.
Between the last days of disco and the explosion of house in the late 80s, an underground dance music was produced that didn't quite fit into either era. Much of it was disco made in home studios that came out wrong (but oh ?so ?right), and it laid the foundation for what was to come.
The British version of ghettotech and Miami bass. Similar palette of sounds, but mixed up with textures and ideas borrowed from UK genres like drum 'n' bass and broken beat.