We live in an age when subgenres rapidly give birth to other subgenres, "chillwave," "trap," and "swag," to name a few. None of these has the potential to confound and simultaneously intrigue more than dubstep has over the past seven years, since Mary Anne Hobbs had her "Dubstep Warz" take the sound worldwide in early 2006. Since then, the genre has morphed, mutated and given birth to God-knows-how-many classifications--"beats," "music," "bass"-- that can be put under the umbrella word "future." It's an odd phenomenon to be sure, an Internet-fueled reaction to reconciling how something like the introspective hum of Burial and well, Skrillex, can both be labelled dubstep.
Mount Kimbie (pictured above), Sepalcure (Praveen Sharma and Machinedrum), Bondax, and more have a sitdown with Red Bull Music Academy as part of their H∆SHTAG$ series. They discuss exactly what being "post-dubstep" is: a genre that may or may not really exist, primarily based in the UK that folds the sounds of artists like Kode9 and The Bug into influences that range from R&B, old school UK garage to footwork. You can watch it below. (via XLR8R)