This week we bring you the top 5 dubstep dance videos. Trying to get a description of the dance online is almost impossible, but there are countless videos that explain it in movement, and suddenly you get it. It looks like an offshoot of hip hop culture, with moves similar to locking, done by bboys, and other moves associated with krump and hip hop dancing – so you will be excused if you think it was born on American streets.
The dance is an extension of dubstep, an offshoot of electric dance music, with roots in South London in the early 2000s. But like other street dance styles inspired by music, it traces its origins to an underground movement. It began by introducing drum and bass to two-step garage music, which spread to the small underground clubs before the trend caught fire and exploded.
It seems that dubstep’s strength is bringing together people with different musical tastes, from ravers to hip hop heads – and that’s obvious in the dance moves.