dubstep isn't defined by just wahwahwahwah dunk tap
no, its not required, but you cant argue it hasnt been a main element historically. i suggest that, bare minimum, dubstep requires a 70 bpm feel, with an emphasis on the 3rd beat (often via some sort of snare hit).
mama fox, no hangups, i just think we disagree on what open-minded means.
I feel being-opened minded allows you to love or hate whatever music you want, but it seems your open-minded permits the genre-labeling of tracks however you like, which i contend is silly.
but for reals, i just like to argue about music, it seems like you dont care