Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Dubstepforum / Deadstepforum?

To celebrate their third birthday Dubstepforum has decided to give us a mix, oh yeah and close down indefinitely, check this out…

WE ARE 3! On 6 October 2005 Dubway created dubstepforum.com. 3 years on and here we are. A lot has happened in those 3 years. We’ve gone from being a community of just a few hundred to over 20,000. We’ve fostered a co-operative forum label and hosted a few raves, including the bete noire that was the dubstepforum.com awards. So whether you lurk innocuously, post ferociously, inform and engage debate or simply offer up your very much valued opinion on moderation issues; thank you for being a part of it. To celebrate, please
download and listen to this mix, expertly crafted by the indomitable BunZer0 using artisan ingredients produced by our very own members, highlighting the talent and passion at the heart of this community. It’s interesting to compare it to the 1st birthday mix by N-Type to see how the sound has progressed within 2 years. Check it out. The full tracklist can be found here. So let’s clear a few things up. To kill the speculation, there will be no awards this year. After last year’s success / jolly good fun / catastrophe / embarrassment (delete as per your opinion), we have decided against doing them again. We’ve always been about putting the music and community first and the awards were merely an attempt to celebrate both these things but it also seems that those two things dictate whether or not the awards are a good idea. And this year they aren’t. On the flipside, we are going to have a birthday party in November. There will be bass. There will be booze. There will be no Buffalo. November 14th is a date for your diary. And oh yes, we’re also closing the forum. Indefinitely. Happy Birthday! DSF x

Is it dead? Who knows, it could just be a clever marketing plan or a bit of a rest for all the hard work that must go into running such a huge resource. It was a wonderful place full of enthusiasm and a wealth of information.


Long live GetDarker and all the dazed and confused bass heads out there that are stumbling around cyberspace looking for a new home.


Shouts out to
http://www.subfm.com/ and http://www.dubterrain.net/ too.

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