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What is dubstep?

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Dubstep artist Rusko at the 2010 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Some cultural trends you can ignore, but some have staying power... like dubstep. For now the genre doesn't seem to be going away. It can be heard in movie trailers, TV shows and commercials:

Music critic Drew Tewksbury is in the studio with Alex Cohen to tell dubstep's origin story and to describe what's next for that signature *womp* *womp* sound.

Drew's dubstep playlist:

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