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Nobody's quite sure what to make of all the mysterious and awkward sub-genres that have sprung up from dubstep over the past year...including ourselves. Referring more to the melodic/minimal side of things rather than the harsh, almost metal sounding stuff you'll most commonly find in our Weekly Dose of Filth posts (which by the way, are you guys still "enjoying" that stuff?)--we've heard it being called everything from dubstep 2-step, to future-garage, to popstep, to even elevator music. A label that's more recently popped up though--and one that we can actually agree on--is "post-dubstep." By definition, post-dubstep (or whatever the hell you want to call it) is music that places a firm emphasis on sparse broken dubstep beats, matched with spaced out melodies and a skippy, funky rhythm. Dudes like Burial, Pinch, and Kode 9 have been pushing this sort of UK branded sound for years now, but lately there has been more and more producers creeping into the scene such as Joy Orbison, James Blake, Jamie XX, Dark Sky, Ramadanman and even Star Slinger to name a few. The other day a wonderful blog, appropriately titled POST-DUBSTEP, put together an introductory "post-dubstep mix" for people like us, wondering what exactly the sub-genre embodies. You can stream the entire thing in the MixCloud app below. But we want to hear from you: do you like the title "post-dubstep"? Do you even enjoy the kind of music it represents? Will this stuff last? Let us know in the comments section.