Dubstep is the electronic music equivalent of triangles in design: they’ve been around for a few years and were super cool when they first hit but have peaked and are on the decline. That doesn’t mean there aren’t still good examples of them to be found, of course. For example, this video for Matta’s “Release the Freq” has both triangles AND dubstep, a combination that creates some sort of urban hipster* synergy. I think I would have found it terribly boring if they hadn’t also gone and included a bunch of deer, something which I associate with neither dubstep nor the school of design that has embraced triangles so readily. When I listen to dubstep, I imagine dark cityscapes and rain-wet streets reflecting neon signs. I do not picture deer running through the woods cleaning themselves. Well done. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s a pretty decent dubstep track as dubstep tracks go. Wobble wobble and so on and so forth.
Finally, I give this video extra nerd points for using the tips of the deer’s antlers as tracking points. Hilarious.
The track comes from Matta’s 2010 record Prototype.
*I do not use this term in the pejorative.