My first experience of dubstep was when Dublin Fringe Festival played host to Skream back in 2008. I had never encountered Skream or this wibbly-wobbly genre of music but, while selling tickets to people, I quickly realised that he was quite a big deal in certain circles.
Since then, the genre has spun up out of the underground and its influence can be heard on records by 'mainstream artists' like Katy B and Chase & Status. Heck, even Britney Spears has had a look in.
As a result, the tastemakers have focused their attentions on chillwave, moombahton and other suitably obscure genres. I was never especially in thrall to the genre, but occasionally there's still an artist that will grab my attention.
One of these is Adventure Club, whose Brand New remix I came across recently and was drawn to, despite not being familiar with the original.
Brand New - Daisy (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) by Adventure Club Dubstep
Since then, the Candaian duo have transformed X Factor alum Diana Vickers and Irish folk troubadour James Vincent McMorrow into unlikely dubstep heroes with considerable success. An EP is on the way apparently.
Diana Vickers - Sunlight (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) by Adventure Club Dubstep
James Vincent McMorrow - We Don't Eat (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix) by Adventure Club Dubstep