Dubstep party to kick off monthly series at The RocketWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | firstname.lastname@example.org
DJ Cob is giving Toledo something rad to do this weekend and every second Saturday of the month through the University of Toledo school year. On Sept. 15, DJ Cob and The Rocket (formerly The Zodiac, located at 135 S. Byrne Road) will host Toledo’s first major Dubstep party, aptly named ‘Dubtronica’.
Cob runs T-Town Dubstep, a Facebook club focused on promoting Dubstep in Toledo.
“T-Town Dubstep is an outlet for our region,” Cob said. “It’s a way for people here to experience, share and promote Dubstep. Dubstep is just now reaching the Midwest and Toledo is a bit behind. Dubstep is getting popular now thanks to guys like Skrillex and Korn, but there’s so much more out there.”
Dubtronica will be the biggest Dubstep party Toledo has seen to date.
“Dubtronica and T-Town Dubstep is only about promoting Dubstep,” Cob said. “The Dubtronica party is about people having fun and raging. Everybody loves Dubstep, even nuns.”
Cob said Dubstep spans gaps in generations and in musical tastes.
“Metal kids love it because of the tempo and the drops. Techno fans love it because of the electronic elements and everyone else loves it because it’s easy to dance to.”
While this will be the first Dubtronica show at The Rocket, Cob’s plans are growing with the popularity of the genre.
“The response to T-Town Dubstep has been snowballing. The response to it is 10 times greater than it was last year. There’s a cap of 5,000 friends on a Facebook fan page, and I’ve had to start deleting overseas fans to make room for Toledo-based fans. Our Toledo roster is easily 1,500 strong.”
While Cob has hosted other electronic music and Dubstep shows throughout the area, he said he expects Dubtronica to help cement Dubstep’s popularity in the area and create an event that Toledo music fans can look forward to monthly.
“We are bringing the outdoor festival-style party indoors. We want it to be a freak show; we want people to feel like they can come and be themselves, rage, suck up the bass and go.”
For information, visit facebook.com/Dubtronica. Doors for the Sept. 15 show at The Rocket open at 9 p.m. Cover for women is free, 18-to-20-year-old fans are $5; 21 and older are $3.