Saturday 20 July – Dubstep Australia and Riot present Dubsidia


Dubsidia is a high-sugar Spanish act that will have your head reeling with the sonic outslaught, and the dancefloor should be high-energy mayhem.

But Dubsidia is one of those acts that really shouldn’t put “dub” in their name, I’m sorry. Haarp will write up any event people ask us to, but our first job is to to inform as best we can about electronica, so we can’t recognise this as a dubstep event.

For any newbies reading, dubstep has its roots in garage, DnB, reggae and 2-step, and most dubstep catagorised as “dubstep” within a commerical bias is – in fact – mostly derived hard electro, but with a strong emphasis on 2-4 timing.

This being said, we recognise the value any music holds for any particular people, and we think that Skrillex is actually a pretty nice guy too. But we are a critical blog that exists to inform people about music and observe electronic music with a critically informed lens.

We’re sure our criticism won’t stop this event from rocking. If you’re into other hard electro acts acts like Calvertron and are into sounds off Rottun and Play Me, you’ll dig this one. Support acts include Phaseone, Transforma, Kurt Kokane, CHenzo, Mind Control Protocol and Handsdown. The night will include pro skaters, gaming comps on a projector, plus cheap food and drinks at Rubix Warehouse.

EXTRA PLUS: If you purchase a ticket for this event, you will also have free entrance to the Wobble vs Riot party at the Night Owl after this event.

Saturday 20 July 2013, 6pm-1am, The Rubix Warehouse, 36 Phoenix Street, Brunswick. $23.50.

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Note:  We hope any promoter asking for our services to observe our content if unsure about what we’re about. We’re not publishing this to be smart-asses or put promoters down, but to show we’re deadly serious about informative content that doesn’t host illusions.

Haarp Media is proper music journalism, and we don’t get paid to make promoters look good. We do this primarily to tell people about what they’re listening and dancing to. Everyone will be judged without bias, but through a critical lens that some promoters may find intimidating. We’re not “hating” though, some things just need to said.

Long live freedom of speech in journalism.


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