There are only two choices: death, and dubstep – and to avoid one, you have to tolerate the other. At least this year. Personally, and flame me all you like, I love dubstep because I first encountered it through various Northern soundsystems at dirty dirty parties rather than through the telly from Example (“EGGS-ARM-POO”), which has made all the difference, and for which I am eternally grateful.
Whatever you think of dubstep, it’s all-pervading, and has attempted to touch up more pop stars than Avid Merrion, with varying success. Take a shit song, put a wob on it, it might suddenly become something you can tolerate. Alternatively, messing with a classic can let the whole school down. Bearing this in mind, I have trawled YouTube for some fun examples (“EGGS-ARM-POOS”) of some rubbish songs that have been improved, and some good songs that have been ruined with a dubstep remix. In my worthless opinion.
Nickelback – ‘Rockstar’
It’s not hard to make this song better, is it.
Ke$ha – ‘Tik Tok’
As dirty as Ke$ha. There are a ton of Ke$ha dubstep remixes on YouTube and they are all better. It’s like her natural state.
Foo Fighters – ‘Best Of You’
Now they sound like Linkin Park.
Rihanna – ‘Only Girl In The World’
I’m SO SICK of this song I’m beyond trying to work out whether it’s any good or not. Here is a version I can still listen to – part dubstep, part euphoria.
Limp Bizkit – ‘Rollin”
Aw, bless little Fred, pretending to drive like toddlers do when they get a toy steering wheel. This remix is better than his driving.
Oi Beethoven you lazy shit, you forgot the wob. Luckily some of us have the talent to pick up after you.
If this had been released instead, things might have been very different.
Black Eyed Peas – ‘Just Can’t Get Enough’
What’s worse than a Black Eyed Peas song? More versions of the Black Eyed Peas song. I can get enough. I’ve had it, and dubstep can’t help.
Bob Marley – ‘Jammin”
I’m not suggesting for a moment that this is shit or needed improving, but I like the subtle way it’s been done.
Risky to suggest, what with this being the new international anthem, but I honestly prefer this version.
Feel free to tell me I’m insane, and please do share any dubstep discoveries you’ve made. I only listen to dubstep remixes now.