jump-up and Clownstep

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  1. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force West coast Suburbanite

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    Hey all,

    Just got into dnb and I was told by some of the people here to check out super sharp shooter by the Ganja-Kru. I did and loved it, however im having some trouble finding other jump-up dj's and distributors to buy cds from. Can anyone give me a link to one. Also, while looking at different subgenres of dnb I found one called clown step. I like the name and was wondering if anyone can explain it to me. The article i read on it made it seem like a sort of joke.
    thanks allot
     
  2. Twisted Murderer

    Twisted Murderer Den Tammen Belg

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    Well it started as a joke.

    Clownstep got a wobblin' bassline so sometimes they call it Teh w0bble.
    Search for artists like Generation Dub, Distorted Minds, Twisted Individual, Baron, Benny Page, Clipz ....

    Well yeah sorry for the small explaination. Hope someone will help you more
     
  3. mesh

    mesh Active Member

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    clownstep is a derogatory name made up by people to describe that type of jump-up which is especially wobble-y and maybe a bit toooo dancefloor oriented/oblivious. Unfortunately its often used to describe anything remotely fun and/or bouncy by certain tech/darkside lovers, regardless of whether its quality or not. These people are often too caught up in the 'junglist soldier' image and dislike anything that doesnt involve slaughtering innocent goats. imo.
    I hate the term clownstep, if its good jump-up its just that, if its bad jump-up, its just bad music.

    as for jump-up links -
    check ganja kru http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ganja+Kru,+The
    as thats what Super sharp came out on

    for some groovy downloads of this era of music check http://www.mrhaste.com/index.php?p=m

    or http://www.ragga-jungle.com

    big up
     
  4. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force West coast Suburbanite

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    thanks a bunch i gonna have to check some of those guys out.
     
  5. Hunger_force

    Hunger_force West coast Suburbanite

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    What is the "junglist soldier" image you were talking about. Sorry fr the stupid q's but im really interested in all the cliches and styles of this stuff.
     
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    mesh Active Member

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    oh thats just me being sarky about those who take the whole image too far - yknow, wearing certain labels and fashions, talking the talk, keeping it 'real', drawing a big line between themselves, who are of course the hardcore, and the 'lightweights' (nearly everyone else)
    I find its a restrictive and trend driven aspect of dnb which is very prevalent, due to the fact its already a male dominated / underground culture with more than enough machismo to keep it going for several centuries.

    edit - god im a pompous tit
     
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    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    FUCKING RIGHT MATE
     
  8. DjEffect

    DjEffect lethaleffect.co.uk

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    If you wanna get good jump-up stuff that always gets the crowd going you should check out Pendulum & Subfocus tunes :)
     
  9. Dj_Fozzybear

    Dj_Fozzybear Greenpiece Records

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    For good jump-up check out Greenpiece Records!!:teeth:
    hehehe
    Clown step is a term to describe the triplet 3/4 time signature stuff thats like a waltz. (That snippet in The Vault by Pendulum or Voices by Jez Q)
    Jump-up is the sound based around a 2 step and bouncy sounds (Hype, Aphrodite etc).
    In my opinion, all drum and bass is good drum and bass, we don't need no divisions or sections.
     
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    apples WINNER is back ;)

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    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Mesh you pompous git - can I have your babies?

    Mwahaha. You said everything that I would have. Especially about the 'real' junglist soldiers. They're the only thing I dislike about the scene. Well apart from there not being 3 junglettes for every junglist :)

    Oh yeah - check out www.trueplayaz.co.uk - loads of jump-up. Also beatport.com has a load of jumpup records, except they're not labelled as such. Aphrodite, Mulder, Mickey Finn are the names you should be looking for, among others.
     
  12. $marty

    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Some tunes you shud check:
    G Dub (generation dub) "bodysnatchers"
    J majik "swallow ya soul" & "mash up"
    Twisted individual "bandwagon blues" "The F Word" "crap rinse out"
     
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  14. apples

    apples WINNER is back ;)

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    Dj SmurFiE Tha Muffin men crew

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    ^ i fuckin' h8 dieselboy

    anyway, jump-up, some labels for ya:

    joker
    dope dragon
    aphrodite recordings
    urban takeover
    Switch
    Early back 2 basics (especially swoosh - ya rockin')
    Trouble on vinyl

    thats the old jump up for the new shizzle check out:

    zombie
    propaganda
    grid
    urban takeover
    ganja
    formation
    dope dragon! (which i hear has statred releasin again)
    full cycle
     
  16. Dj SmurFiE

    Dj SmurFiE Tha Muffin men crew

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    btw, does anybody know when dj die - skinflint is gona get released?
     
  17. apples

    apples WINNER is back ;)

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    how come:confused:
     
  18. Dj SmurFiE

    Dj SmurFiE Tha Muffin men crew

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    dunno really, he just does!
     
  19. Thrawn 6.7

    Thrawn 6.7 Member

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    Lots of people do, it's wierd. At Global Gathering 2004 he almost got booed off by the chav massive. It was rotten. Guess it's just the American thing? All the sets I've heard from him have been wicked especially the Therapy Sessions one from last November. That was proper dark! :D
     
  20. Dj SmurFiE

    Dj SmurFiE Tha Muffin men crew

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    whens skinflint gona be released! some serious tunage by dj die.