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Generation Bass

1 hour
First broadcast:
Monday 23 April 2012

For many years the dubstep scene remained underground. Then it was the next big thing. And as predicted from 2010 onwards things went crazy with huge mainstream success for artists including Nero, Chase & Status, DJ Fresh, Katy B and Magnetic Man.

Radio 1 Stories has already brought you the definitive history of dubstep, Generation Bass is the story of what happened next.

An exploration of the many disparate scenes evolved from and merging with the genre of dubstep. Electro Carnival anyone. Or there's Future Garage. Drumstep perhaps or the tear out sound of Skrillex. The post dubstep of Mount Kimbie or the indefinable beats of Dismantle.

Confused yet? Well the only rule is that the primary focus of the tune has to be driven by bass.

Hear MistaJam attempt to break down the future for all things bass related with the help of the biggest names in the scene. Including DJ Fresh, Sub Focus, Skrillex, Skream, Benga, Flux Pavillion, Hatcha and Modestep.


  • Mon 23 Apr 2012 21:00 BBC Radio 1

  • Mon 23 Apr 2012 21:00 BBC Radio 1 N. Ireland

  • Mon 23 Apr 2012 21:00 BBC Radio 1 Scotland

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