Odal, dubstep is my second most favorite genre of music (post rock being my first and greatest love) and I have to admit that 95% of modern dubstep is unbearable. It does boast an impressive array of real talent, however, and its not hard to see why it fuels such massive movements so quickly: It's damn catchy, fun to dance to, and provides a much needed down-tempo alternative to fans of dark bass heavy music beyond drum & bass, psy-trance and electro-house. Dubstep is the "Doomy Sludge Metal" of electronica (or has the capacity to be) and there are tons of great places to start if you really want to sink your teeth into it.Great UK Dubstep Pioneers
(Diary of an Afro Warrior
is a must have dubstep album, IMO):26 BasslinesPleasureSkream
(My personal favorite dubstep producer working right now):Fallen (Vex'd Remix)TrafficRusko
(In contention with Bassnectar and Mimosa as the top touring dubstep producer right now, Live shows are 50/50 split between balls to the walls or blase'):Raver's Special
(This song is so utterly groovy I can't deal)William H. Tonkers
and I couldn't drop a UK All Stars Mega Post without Burial
:U Hurt Me
(I have been listening to this song for three years and it is still hauntingly beautiful)Prayer
These five DJs, as you can see for yourself, range from atmospheric chill out tunes with tight spooky snares and weird whistling/rustling effects to the grittiest and grimiest of wobble and womp. Traffic by Distance sports one of my top three drops in any dubstep track ever, and Skream has a back catalog of almost a hundred dubstep tracks, and many of them feature distinct takes on wobble bass and drumstep, with lots of really exciting tidbits in them.
I love many of the more recent djs, and only one or two of my many favorite dubstep songs even made it into this post, but these five offer a lot of great albums to start with.