Bassweight: A Dubstep Documentary

BASSWEIGHT is a feature length documentary that offers an unparalleled insight into the subterranean world of Dubstep. Charting the genre’s growth from its obscure origins in south London to global recognition today, the film features in-depth interviews with many of the DJ’s, producers and promoters who have been instrumental in Dubstep’s ongoing evolution.

Skream, Benga, Kode9 and Mary Anne Hobbs are just some of the key players who have contributed, reflecting on the movement they’ve helped shape; a movement that has come to define the importance of underground music in the 21st Century.

This highly stylised film travels from Dubstep’s birthplace in Croydon to Europe, Brazil and Japan, demonstrating just how huge an impact this initially indigenous scene has made at an international level.

Directed and produced by The SRK (Soka Afrika, Graffiti Asia, Rackgaki, Scratching the Surface: Japan), BASSWEIGHT documents this most clandestine of movements on its own terms and in its own voice.

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  • dagingerbreadman

    not bad. a very good insight to Dub Step.
    Alot of people getting stoned in the documentary i must saw.
    but thats not a bad thing

    • dagingerbreadman

      “i must say!”
      im a a bit stoned myself

    • dagingerbreadman

      “i must say!”
      im a a bit stoned myself

  • http://www.facebook.com/seangt Sean Thomas

    Havnet watched this yet…because then I’d have to pause my dubstep

  • mtlmtlmtl

    pizza! womp womp womp. pizza! womp womp womp.

  • http://www.buybacklinkservices.com Backlinks

    Dubstep is taking over in the US as well as other countries.

  • Dubstep is Dead

    Well that would be more than half a decade too late. People in the UK have moved on from Dubstep since its been bastardised and formulised into the frighteningly shite Brostep sound. Better luck with jumping on the bandwagon a bit earlier next time…hint…future garage.

    • Dubstep’s Ghost

      I find this statement to be rather dubious.

    • JustJace

       have you heard anything out of bristol recently? yeah, above statement is null and void.

    • ThinkAboutIt

      shut the fuck up you have no clue what your talking about. Rusko(UK producer) was the first one to use that heavy synth bass sound, so dont try to pull something that stupid directly out of your ass. when people hear UK dubstep they think of that trash skream and benga that rush through the tracks just so they can release something and end up with horribly shit tracks. go listen to hizzleguy who’s also from the uk expect he’s got the dubstep game on lock.

  • Eric

    I love me some dubstep

  • thekingbeyondthegate

    I’m not trying to establish pedigree but I’ve been listening to Dubstep since close to its beginnings. I’ve been looking for this documentary for a while. It’s reasonably accurate although it only shows the most infamous part of Dubstep, there were a lot of people around at the beginning with different concepts of what Dubstep involved. In my opinion most of them were better than what Dubstep became. Undoubtly those who started it down the path is taken are good: Digital Mystikz, Skream, Kode9 ect. but they led the way to the shitty filth bass that is labelled as Dubstep today that people listen to. Mostly don’t listen to it from any appreciation: they just think its “cool”.

  • thekingbeyondthegate

    I’m not trying to establish pedigree but I’ve been listening to Dubstep since close to its beginnings. I’ve been looking for this documentary for a while. It’s reasonably accurate although it only shows the most infamous part of Dubstep, there were a lot of people around at the beginning with different concepts of what Dubstep involved. In my opinion most of them were better than what Dubstep became. Undoubtly those who started it down the path is taken are good: Digital Mystikz, Skream, Kode9 ect. but they led the way to the shitty filth bass that is labelled as Dubstep today that people listen to. Mostly don’t listen to it from any appreciation: they just think its “cool”.

  • M_r_p

    Y do I have to download a dodgy Xvid player to watch this when I already have divX instaled?

  • Interpaularo

    wow, i can’t believe how f**kn shitty this genre is. i truly despise the wretched stench that speakers produce when what patterns they produce…humans call “dub step” ugh. lets get a grip, this is some serious pooh shit that some underground duppy dink hashed together. snap out of it peeps, go to berlin, have a beer instead of some shit ass shake off the street and give music a chance. c’mon, you can do it humanity, don’t disappoint yourself as you have done thus far!

  • kissing jesus with tounge

    I know what you mean, its a despicable genre, loved by little boys because skrillex and that other no lifer deadmau5 made it famous, it sounds like someone watching the transformer movies, ive been in the music business long enough to know a fad when i see one,

    Il bet my children on it that dubsteb will be gone in 5 years whereas house music and techno are spanning decades and still strong

  • dj darkmatter

    I agree with erik.

  • Ilkore

    I really dont agree with interpualaro.

  • Nan

    The video in the link for the alternate version no longer exists.