Most of the email I get in my Rocks Off inbox is pretty boring. The bulk of it is press releases for bands I'm never going to listen to with the occasional new album download sprinkled in, but every now and then something comes along that stops me in my tracks.
It started off as a Facebook link that lead me to an event titled "America F*ck Yeah!" So far, so good.
Then I read "Red, White, and Wobble at Jet Lounge." Not bad, but "Red, Wobble, and Blue" would have been better.
Then I read "September 11th".
It's interesting to look at how different people respond to the same thing. I imagine for a lot of people September 11th is a day of reflection with a hint of sadness. For others there may be tears. Others may just try and get through the day as quickly as possible.
Raging all night is not something I had considered.
It was only a matter of time before I found myself wondering what exactly you spin at a party in remembrance of September 11th. There was only one way for me to find out. Here are some of the things I found after a search for "9/11 dubstep" on Youtube."9/11 dubstep tribute" by Palidiniumofficial
I hadn't been expecting Skrillex, but then again I hadn't been expecting interpretive dance either. According to the uploader this exists "because I like dubstep. And the tragedy of 911 meant something to me." That's all well and good but I've watched this thing multiple times now and I'm not entirely sure what any of his moves have to do the twin towers. I chalked this up to me not understanding the youth of America and moved on to the next video."Twin Towers Dub Step - Retreat" by HotelUnderSeige
I can't decide how to classify a video like this. Is it confrontational art? Is it an immature tribute? Is it masterful trolling? Is it all at the same time? I'd kind of like to hang out with this guy and ask him why he felt the need to rewind the video of the planes crashing back and what he was trying to say, but I'd also like to keep him as far away from me as possible because I think he might be a sociopath. Doesn't anyone make normal heartfelt dubstep tributes?"Asylum - 9/11 Dubstep Tribute (feat Live - Overcome)" by bertmcskeet
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Oh, I guess they do. This is not terrible but I can't imagine how much time this person must have spent remixing the song, adding in all the soundclips, and then putting the video together. I wonder about the type of person who wakes up one day and decides that they need to expressive the triumph of America over adversity through wobble bass. And why aren't these tributes in HD? Don't the victims deserve full resolution?"9/11 Never Forget Dubstep Remix" by MILiveCast
Wherever there is someone expressing heartfelt emotion on the internet there will be someone there to mock them with a parody video. It was only logical that someone would come along with a video that made fun of the other 9/11 tribute songs. Adding to the joke by doing a dubstep remix of the parody tribute song was just taking things to the logical conclusion. The video is what it is, but they lose points for not using the most patriotic image ever in the video.
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"We need more people to be aware that 9/11 was orchestrated by those in the highest positions of power inside the United States government. How do we get this message to the youth of America?" It shouldn't come as a surprise that a group named after one popular conspiracy theory would write songs about other popular conspiracy theories. The amazing thing is that they're not even the only ones to think of using dubstep as a way to get this message to the masses.
I don't know about you guys but after sitting through all of those I needed a bit of a pick me up. Here's 27 minutes of Disney clips set to the smooth sounds of chill dubstep: