What is Drumstep?

February 12, 2011 · 2 comments

in Drum'n'bass,Dubstep

You may have heard people calling their tracks for Drumstep instead of Drum’n’bass or Dubstep, at least I have heard that lately. I found this article on Beatportal about Drumstep with some music examples, quite interesting read.

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Dance Music December 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

I think what dubstep shares most in common with drum n bass is that it’s pretty much impossible to dance to either one without looking like a meth-head. That being said, the right drumstep song can really get me hyped up at the gym.

If I had to come up with my own definiteion, I’d say it’s a dubstep and drum n bass hybrid…..which is where the name came from.

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ArkozE December 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Drumstep is taking a more electronic approach to DnB using more synthesis than sampling techniques, which follows suite with a lot of dubstep production.

Another classic notation of drumstep is that the snare is on the 3rd beat of the bar, same as dubstep whereas DnB has the snare on the 2nd and 4th beats.

The only real similarity to DnB is that Drumstep is produced around 170BPM, whereas Dubstep tends to be at 140BPM so technically, drumstep is just faster dubstep

When dropped at a rave, the crowd would generally look around at each other in astonishment at what they are experiencing and allow their bottom jaw to swing loose, some call this the bass face.

What my analysis concludes is that Drumstep smells of cottage cheese with an orange for desert.

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