What actually is Jump up???

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  1. jungle_fever

    jungle_fever Well-Known Member

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    So yea basically Jump up has changed so much over the last 15 years so i just thought i would start a thread trying to establish where it is at at the moment.

    The last jump up records i bought were things like Crystal clear - Streethawk, Taxman - Demolition man, Original sin - Seen.

    Now i look at what people are calling jump up and it sounds more like the deeper side of drum and bass i like now.

    What actually is jump up these days?


    Heres a timeline of what people have been calling jump up over the last 15 years or so

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    2008 - 2010 had some banging tunes from g dub, tantrum desire, clipz, original sin etc
     
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    yea thats the jump up i remember. Playaz in room 1 in fabric for original sins album launch. What has happened to that style now?
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    2005 - 2008 was the best period imo, G Dub went shit after that
     
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    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    G-Dub were the kings of jump up at one point








     
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  6. jungle_fever

    jungle_fever Well-Known Member

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    Posted this in the other thread but i think it needs to be in here



     
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    tink ya bad is a tune!
     
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    Fucking hell I was there for that. Long time ago.

    I personally see Time Tripping as a diverse tune, I certainly wouldn't label it jump-up just because its Hazard.

    I agree with you about Centrifuge Jungle Fever - definitely a more "dancefloor" orientated tune, which could well be perceived as jump-up, regardless whether Enei produced it or not.

    That Break tune Rare Earth is typically a dancefloor orientated tune, one of my mates who has only just started raving recently reckoned he heard it a stack load of times at Playaz. Break isn't a jump-up producer, but as with any producer, people can mix up their styles and change it up, as is the case with Rare Earth.

    This is why Time Tripping has to be tune of the year, its diverse, it's instantly recognisable, good in the mix (with virtually anything) and its not a "typical" Hazard tune. Its quite unique in a good way, and its staggering people who listen to all different types of dnb know about this tune.
     
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    I'm not sure if I actually know how to define jump up as a sub genre.. heavy hitting drums, loud basslines, repetitive and simplistic drum patterns, ????
     
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    that description could be used to describe tech step though
     
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    Good thread - I was thinking this the other day. I started out listening to the old 2005-2008 jump up, but now, people like Konichi seem to be making more techy stuff - or at least the few tracks ive heard.
     
  12. rhythm

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    regarding the original post: Lemon D's "This is L.A." is not and has never been considered jump-up. If anything at the time it would have been considered "hardstep". Of all the tunes in 95 that you could have picked for being a jump up tune I have no idea why you picked this one.
     
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    jump up = backing tracks for mcs

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    could not agree more.... there was no such thing as jump up before 2000-ish
     
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    i have heard this is la being described as jump up before and when i went on to show what recent jump up was, he didnt get it. He put hardstep and jump up in the same category
     
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    glad you agree on This is LA, but there absolutely was jump up before 2000. Most (but not all) mid-90's stuff on Dope Dragon, True Playaz, stuff by Aphrodite, were generally considered jump up at the time. The tunes usually had bouncier basslines. My all-time fave jump up tune would be Krust's "Warhead" in 98.
     
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    it then led onto urban takeover/ganja kru thing in 96 then zinc in 98
     
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    who put hardstep and jump up in the same category? There was definitely overlap, but jump up was usually less 'serious' sounding and had more bouncy mid-range basslines than the typically more booming subs that were more common to "hardstep."
     
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    Yep Jump Up was defnitely the term used to describe the straight dancefloor orientated high impact tunes from Urban Takeover, Playaz etc. Not sure I'd have categorised 'Warhead' as Jump Up, more of a roller IMO.
     
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    from wikipedia so take with a pinch of salt

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    so basically there was both jump up jungle, with edited amens and jump up drum and bass
     
  20. rhythm

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    I would categorize Warhead as a stepper (pretty much the opposite of a roller :)), but yeah the b-line on that tune is what makes it jump up to me. Tune definitely was universally embraced by everyone from jump up dj's to ed rush & optical, and it wasn't played in strictly jump up circles, but still jump up to me.