Clownstep.. wtfs wrong with it

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  1. Dj Jammin

    Dj Jammin Member

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    Bought some tunes over the weekend that you might label as clownstep... i don't really see everyones gripe with it these tunes are enough to get anyone off their asses and rave and at the end of the day Drum & Bass is a dance music. I don't like people saying that all drum and bass has to be deep to be good as all dnb is good in different situations.
     
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    I find the word clownstep an awful description for music. It is jump up and there is nothing wrong with it.

    The people which complain about this sort of music are most likely the people which don't go out, and when they do sit at the bar stroking there chins complaining about the loudness of the MC.
     
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  3. PeterM

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    Theres alot of good jump up out there and alot of shit jump up. Hate the word clownstep too
     
  4. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    its morally wrong, the makeup makes me think theyre hiding something, also, men with makeup, whatevers next
     
  5. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    I hate the word.

    Its an insult.

    If you don't want to insult the music, please don't use the word even in a question.

    There are plenty of sad gits who label any type of dnb that they don't like as :clown: - in particular tracks that are accessible. Its the same with any type of music, there are also people who insult bands/producers for not being 'true' to the music, where true is defined (badly) by the person insulting.

    These people also invariably spend too much time arguing on the internet (like me) so this thread will be 5 pages long in no time and the names TC, Clipz and Pendulum will appear at least a hundred.

    Logikz, you're the only one making sense.
     
  6. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Hit it

    Nah, na na na nah, na na na nah, na na nah, na na nah, na na na nah

    Here comes the clownstepper, wobbler,
    I’m the dnb gangster, wobbler
    Pick up the chavs in-a de area, wobbler
    Still love you like that, Burberry

    No, no, we don’t die
    Yes, we multiply
    Anyone test will hear TC sing
    Act like you know, Twist' Em Out
    I know what Clipz don’t know
    Touch them up and go, uh-oh
    Ch-ch-chang-chang
     
  7. Mr G

    Mr G Old Cunt From 19 Longtime

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    ANY name is shit to me.......at the end of the day its all jungle Drum 'n' Bass!!!!

    Fuck the sub genre making herberts!

    You know what else winds me up,when people say their just a liquid/jump up/intelligent/hardstep dj.....winds me up BIG TIME!
     
  8. DJ COSHH

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    Im only a drum and bass DJ :teeth:

    Actually I was mixing hardore the other day o_O dont ask me why, it was fucking awful.
     
  9. Blurr

    Blurr Wasted Selection

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    first time i've come across the term and apparently dillinja is clownstep according to the dogs on acid forum
    so therefore i like clownstep apparently, its news to me
    its jus an insult, we dont need more beef in the scene!
     
  10. Mr G

    Mr G Old Cunt From 19 Longtime

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    Pricks on acid more like,to be even half the producer Dillinja is would be good enough for me.
     
  11. GreenBoy

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    it's boring, it's repetitive, it has no soul, it hasn't evolved in any direction (except tempo +10 and a little bass twitch) with 5 years.

    it's exactly like you have stepped into cow shit with your new shoes and you're happy & cheering about it to the world...

    imo nowadays the term "each to their own" has been socially raped. people can be stupid and happy about it... (doesn't this seem a little bit off?) :D
     
  12. Dj Jammin

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    obviosuly you've never been to a rave before? Since when does music need a soul, Music is a syncopation of melodies and beats. when you've got good sounds, a catchy melody and some samples you've got a big tune. And evolved? Evolved from what... if anything it's evolved more than Liquid funq etc. I personally like all drum n bass including clownstep. It's all dnb and all has it's time and place, but to try and describe it as having no soul and having not evolved is stupid. Try going to a rave then come back and tell me what you think :D
     
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    My advice is to enjoy the tunes that get you buzzing. If thats more technical, 'mature' stuff then fine, or jump-up is good too!

    I'd mention that plenty of the older heads on this forum still love their jump-up, and that the people who pop up to mouth off about it regularly are nothing more than trolls. People like them hold this music back more than any formulaic dance music ever could, like the house lovers who ran away from hardcore in the early 90s because it was supposedly too fast and too dumb.

    Also that DJs like Tony Colman from Hospital can still see the good things in a tune like Druggy by Subfocus, cause they might be 'serious' but their heads arent completly up their arse when it comes to a real understanding of what raving is about.
     
  14. Dj Jammin

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    Mesh, Spot on!
     
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    Mr G Old Cunt From 19 Longtime

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    Best thing thats come out of your mouth in ages mate :nurr_nur:
     
  16. DJ COSHH

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    err we go :lol:
     
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    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Nothing wrong with a bit of big-top music
     
  18. Mr G

    Mr G Old Cunt From 19 Longtime

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    $marty stirs it up even more.
     
  19. Dj Jammin

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    I never really 'got' Subfocus, druggy... wheres the hook?
     
  20. mesh

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    its drugstep!