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Blow Your Head Vol. 1: Diplo Presents Dubstep

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November 1, 2010

The fat, squishy bass blasts on Britney's 2007 "Freakshow" were many listeners' first exposure to the sounds of dubstep, the U.K. style favoring syncopated beats and huge low-end. Now, M.I.A. producer Diplo has put together a dubstep party platter: His jam with Lil Jon ("U Don't Like Me") is positively unhinged, while U.K. producers Benga and Zomby represent for the style's experimental side. Elsewhere, Stenchman's remix of "Burn" by Australian Idol diva Jessica Mauboy posits how dubstep could rescue modern R&B from groove tedium.

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