Drum & Bass why 172?

Dark Lizardro

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Because it's a fancy number. There are no rules. Dnb can be done from as low as 150bpm to as high as 180bpm. Less than the first it becomes more dubstep/electro/garage thing. More than the second it becomes Hardcore/breakcore/IDM.
 

Dannyboy93

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There is no unique 'swing' to DnB when you produce it at 172 bpm!

The swing comes from producing the track not the bpm it is set to,
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at the end of day it is the song that defines the swing, not the BPM, however I do like producing at 172 when trying to do write rollers, but that's just personal preference more than anything
 
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i do it because certain things just sound better to me a bit slower idk all my liquids at 172 all my tech and stuff is 174 176 but it could just be because i'm stoned who knows o_O
 

Know One

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172 definitely seems to be the new 174. I find a lotta new neuro tracks are coming out at 172 recently. Most DJ's seem to play them faster though anyway.
 
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