Hardstep vs. Techstep

Discussion in 'Drum & Bass' started by randomjunglist, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. randomjunglist

    randomjunglist Student of Junglism

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    What precisely is the difference? I know they both possess the dark, mechanical, post-ragga sound, but what differentiates the one from the other?
     
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    IMHO Hardstep was all about having a quite simple and consistent steppa break (hits kept quite short and punchy) while Techstep was the introduction of a much darker and techno orientated sound. Techstep came along slightly after hardstep
     
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    randomjunglist Student of Junglism

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    Hmm... I can't quite get a good idea of what you're driving at :-/ Could you give me some examples of each? I appreciate the historical note, however!