Jess Mills’ music is often cited as blending dubstep with indie electronica.
Dubstep is a new genre of electronic dance music. The most effective way to spot a dubstep track or mix is by the reverberating sub-bass that can be heard in most versions. The sub-bass reverberates at different speeds to provide a sense of ongoing insistence. The tracks are normally higher in BPM, between 138 and 142 generally. The style does not favour four-to-the-floor beats but depends on spaced rhythms that the listener generally adds to their mental metronome.
The most recent incarnations of the genre have come to life through dubstep mixes of popular artists such as La Roux and Lady Gaga. More recent artists such as Nero integrate dubstep into their drum and bass, layering it with new lyrics to provide a more accessible noise. Pop star Britney Spears has tapped into this trend with her song "Hold It Against Me," that features the sub-bass frequencies and syncopated rhythms during the bridge segment.
Indie electronica is a genre including a wide range of modern electronic music fused with indie and tailored to a broad range of uses, including foreground listening, various forms of dancing and background music for other activities. Unlike electronic dance music (EDM), not every example of indie electronica is strictly made for dancing. The genre is not truly defined and has various connotations in different areas and times.