My perception of dubstep is much different than that of EDM bros and the internet memes they rode in on. For me and my lady, listening to dubstep was a ritual. much like the way we made love, dubstep was slow, seductive, deep, dirty, and always paired with ganja. To this day I define great dubstep as bass music that gives you a warm body high. No lasers, no memes, no one searching for molly, just the bass lovingly, rippling through our bodies.
For most of my life, House music did not excite me. Not until Desert Heart festival in 2014 when House finally made sense to me. Where so many genres of music revolve around politics, dissatisfaction, and esoteric philosophy, House music only focuses on being present. Feeling present as your ego slowly reverberates away. Feeling present with your friends and loved ones. Feeling good and feeling the world around you dance to the same heartbeat.