I want to explain something to you. There are several major reasons why people, at least where I live, hate on the new wave American dubstep artists. I'm saying this from a British perspective but you can understand the argument no matter what nationality you are.
-The genre, dubstep, comes from the UK- bearing in mind it's not the fact the genre has spread abroad that bothers people here in Britain. The UK rave culture shows some very similar values to the hippy movement, and we value left wing ideals, we are VERY anti commercial, anti society and anti capitalist (which explains our tradition of illegal raves). Artists like Skrillex and Deadmau5 have destroyed dubstep for us. They have bought rave culture "above ground" instead of keeping it "underground". It kind of nauseates us here to see the way Americans have commercialized the genre and turned its whole ethos into something it isn't. Basically, to us, it is supposed to be alternative, street music. Skrillex especially has also cashed in on the charts (the kiss of death) and his fans worship him like a god. DJs should never be treated like rock stars- they should do it for free, at free parties (which are therefore illegal), for the love of the music, and THIS is what keeps rave culture alive.
Neither do I like Alex Clare btw... I'm honestly not disagreeing for the sake of it! Sorry :P
-So yeah, basically, we feel these artists have given the death blow to an already-dying rave culture.
-Skrillex's music is terrible. I'm sorry, but I can't find a way around that fact. This is what I'd call good dubstep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8C-ZTQJIkU - Zeds Dead are actually Canadian but imo they "get it" much better than Skrillex... As you can see I'm honestly not being racist... haha
(One of the main reasons being Skrillex doesn't use much bass- dubstep is supposed to have a lot of bass!)
And this is a grimy British dubstep tune: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt3vItRCSQk
-Skrillex is, uh, everything dubstep should stand against. He's rich, private school educated, and if you look into his past he got into it after failing at a rock band.. He seems to be doing what he's doing for the money rather than the love of the music, although I could be just being overly judgmental.
-I think though, and this is a pretty big reason- so last, but definitely not least!- because of Skrillex's use of midrange frequencies, bassheads are always going to find Skrillex annoying. A disproportionately large amount of people who are into electronic music are going to love a good bassline, and little else, because most of what you call "EDM" if you're American has that quality to it.
--->Honestly, in Britain we f*cked up hip hop so we're not blameless either!
Hope I helped clarify things a bit :) sorry about the long rant haha
British raver, passionate about electronic music, knew dubstep as it was coming out.