Eton had a dubstep society and they ‘tore up filthy sets’ in every meeting
They even spelled it ‘dub step’
Top public school Eton used to have a prestigious dubstep society where they would drop the bass in their main hall in every meeting.
David Cameron’s old school was home to a regular night where students would take off their ties and “tear up a filthy set”.
They were not allowed to drink and one of the DJs was called Montgomerie.
A former Eton pupil told The Tab: “We had dubstep nights in the School Hall and would invite two or three local girls schools.
“It was held in the same hall Bear Grylls climbed during his time there.
“St Mary’s Ascot and St. George’s would come and have a big night at Eton.
“There was no alcohol allowed so people were completely sober.
“It was pretty tame looking back but it seemed like a big deal at the time.”
The Dub Step Society holds its second meeting http://t.co/qLJrJZmq
— Eton College (@Eton_College) December 13, 2012
In a report of the society’s second meeting back in 2012, a statement said: “This meeting of the Dub Step Society was only the second in Eton’s history but was keenly anticipated as the organisers had promised an explosive night of dance music spanning multiple genres.
Promoter Dyl Morris explained: “For a successful evening of dub I put absolute importance on the sound system and I think that we did a good job here.
“This was illustrated by the number of attendees who commented on how loud it was when we played the background music before the acts came on!”
The statement continued: “Henry Clarke OE had kindly provided an excellent lighting set up, complete with lazers, strobes and smoke and, expertly operated by Charlie Onslow (GRP) and his team, it was a sight to behold.”
It appears the Henry Clarke in question is the highly acclaimed Physics master from Eton, who apparently has a whole rig set up lying around.
The first DJ was unsurprisingly named Montgomerie, who went under the alias Montee – presumably because it sounds more street.
It added: “His material was comprised mainly of house music; his very own tune ‘Serum’ was received really well by the crowd and by all standards his 40-min slot was one to remember!”
The next DJ, KMSTRY, reportedly switched it up a notch and really brought the party to Eton’s hallowed halls.
He said: “I opened with a couple of Trap songs before blending into Dubstep.
“I wanted to play a mix of songs the crowd would know as well as songs they hadn’t heard but would really enjoy.
“Once I’d finished my Dubstep section I moved on to Drum and Bass to get the crowd ready to repent with the man himself – Reverend Rude.”
This is where things really got interesting, as the headliner Rev Rude “then proceeded to tear up a 40 minute set of filthy jump-up Drum and Bass”.
The statement added: “He played well-known classics such as “The Verdict” by Heist and “Say Nothin’” by Jubei ft. Flow Dan.
“The crowd reaction to his set was very positive, a great end to a hugely successful meeting which set a high bar for the next one.”
Sadly it appears there was no “next one” and the Eton “Dub Step” society faded into obscurity, much like the genre itself.