I have been following and producing dubstep since pretty near to the beggining.
Dubstep is an offshot of Dub, Garage, and partially genre’s like Drum n Bass, Electro, Techno, Funk, Soul, Eastern, Anything really! That’s why it’s so amazing and diverse.
Yes, I agree alot of it is the “wah wah wah” wobbly stereotype, hell, I find it hard to find dubstep that I like but there is alot of good stuff out there!
Some people on here will like Dubstep, some will not, the seperation mainly occurs between people who like to listen to big obvious melodies, music with strong harmonic content (artists like Shpognel etc), and people that like deep atmospheres, subtle grooves, and big dynamic basslines (alot of dubstep). Some people like both.
Some dubstep has much more of a dub influence, some a garage influence, some a techno influence, the list goes on, some of it even has psytrancy/world music influences (Shpongle esque)
I’ll list a few recommendations, I wont list much of the more ‘minimal’ stuff as I’m presuming it’s more likely people on this forum will prefer the stuff with a much larger harmonic content, but please don’t judge the more ‘minimal’ stuff as being booring. It just may not be obvious to you where the progression and melodies are, some dubstep is booring and they’re not there. But with some of it, it is there, and you just have to tune your ear a little bit to find it! Start focusing on the atmospheres, the energy and dynamics of the bass, the syncopation of the groove, etc etc, you may find some enjoyment! I’m not trying to convert anyone that much really tho because I understand sometimes it’s just each to their own.
Anyway onto the recommendations, can’t complain about any of this stuff being booring, plenty of musicality here:
Nagual Sound Experiment - Frontier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJWp083Pv3Y (dub influenced amazing artist)
Reso - Hemisphere http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y7qD7X-fiM (listen to the second drop especially!)
Hyetal - Neon Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g39FoP9xCJk (amazing beautiful track which is on the label i’m signed to)
Burial - Ghost Hardware http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHtNPzaHO7k (mentioned before, dubstep superhero)
Clouds - Protecting Hands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHxEQZtug5I (nice guitar lead dubstep)
Toasty - Angel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHzprcUel2Q (melodic dubstep classical with an angelic vocal)
Jamie Vex’d - Radient Industry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfFre__TWhA (nice funky, breaky dubstep with a stonking bassline)
Boxcutter - Brood http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pJGhIc2E40 (dark glitch dubstep that evolves like mad)
Boxcutter - Arecebo Message http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVvnUpOg5IA (same as, but listen to Boxcutters more uplifting stuff too)
Reso - Logical http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDtumartzY (nice, trancy, melodical halfstep)
oh and I almost forgot, here’s my stuff if you want to listen to it, heavily harmonic dubstep alot of the time: http://www.youtube.com/colecodubstep
Hope that’s enough for now, let me know if you want anymore!