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  Styles
Techstep (also referred to as tech) is a major subgenre of drum and bass, characterized by a dark, sci-fi mood, near-exclusive use of synthesised or sampled sound sources, and influences from industrial and techno music at the forefront.
Techstep saw jungle's obsession with bass change from aiming for low and deep to exploring timbre, artists aiming to outdo each other with ever more distorted and "twisted" bass sounds.
It was further developed by juxtaposed elements of heavier and darker forms of funk with multiple influences ranging from techno, house and jazz, characterized by consecutive stabs over the bassline and rhythmically structured by razor-sharp backbeats where highly nuanced, dark ambient atmospheric production is prominent.
homepage.ntlworld.com /anna.larkin1/Styles.html   (431 words)

  
  Techstep - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Techstep is a major subgenre of drum and bass, characterized by a dark, sci-fi mood, near-exclusive use of synthesised or sampled sound sources, and influences from industrial and techno music at the forefront.
Techstep is sometimes confused with neurofunk, a derivative of techstep which places more emphasis on atmosphere and borrows influence from Funk music.
Techstep saw jungle's obsession with bass change from aiming for low and deep to exploring timbre, artists aiming to outdo each other with ever more distorted and "twisted" bass sounds.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Techstep   (284 words)

  
 skykicking
Listening to techstep (or rather, the best techstep, cos there's a lotta drudgery out there) is always a curiously powerful and gripping experience for me, although it's hard to pinpoint why exactly.
What I would contend is that, with the arrival of techstep and the subsequent popularisation of the rigid two-step d&b beat, jungle's obsession with groove confusion came to an awesome conclusion (in both the sense of ending and also completion, destination).
Techstep's decision to simplify the rhythms was perhaps initially a pledge of allegiance to such a boshing rhythm - that thread of beats running through a jungle track that you actually dance to, the moments where you stomp your feet and pound your body so hard you're surprised you don't start to break into pieces.
skykicking.tripod.com /2003_12_01_archive.html   (3328 words)

  
 Electronic Music Styles | Techno - House - Trance - Drum and Bass - Deep House - Progressive
During 1996 and 1997, drum and bass was influenced by numerous other forms of music as it gained increasing popularity.
While some producers and DJs were taking drum and bass in a lighter, more mainstream direction, others were pioneering a new style called "techstep." The musical elements of techstep were generally darker and more technical, often drawing from science fiction or anime themes.
Techstep became a dominant form of drum and bass in the late 90s.
www.resonantvibes.com /explore_styles.php?id=15   (521 words)

  
 Dom & Roland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was a major proponent of the techstep style of drum and bass, and released mostly on Moving Shadow.
His style is somewhat industrial, even for a techstep artist.
Before venturing into creating music, Dominic was going to become an architect, and he has stated that whilst producing tracks he visualizes futuristic cities and buildings that he is creating.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dom_and_Roland   (160 words)

  
 No U-Turn Records - drum and bass music - Simon Reynolds' overview of techstep and neurofunk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Another stylistic trait was the way techstep shunned the frisky fluency of jazzy-jungle's breakbeats in favour of relative simplicity and rigour.
Techstep got even more industrial and stiff-jointed, at times verging on gabba, or a syncopated, sped-up update of Swans.
What you affiliate yourself to in techstep is the will-to-power of technology itself, the motor behind late capitalism as it rampages over human priorities and tears communities apart.
www.descendingangel.com /nou-turn/intrview/int_srey.html   (2057 words)

  
 Jungle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Brilliant techstep tracks like Capone's "Guess Who" and Souljah's "Down with the Lites" roar onto the sound stage with shotgun-blast snare, gut-wrenchingly distorted bass drained of all its funk, and relentlessly dark overtones.
Call it music as psychological warfare: techstep can be fearfully compelling for all its alienated-adolescent posturing.
Techstep messiahs Ed Rush, Trace, Nico, and Fierce get down and dirty with some of the scariest music ever pressed to CD.
www.bostonphoenix.com /archive/music/98/01/29/JUNGLE.html   (1580 words)

  
 The Net Net: What You Need to Know About Electronica
Techstep: Currently the dark, dank, and rough apotheosis of terror-beats, all militaristic swagger, bone-crunching scattershot drumlines and spleen-shattering bass, techstep is the jungle critics' current fave.
Techstep's masculine, anxiety-compressed ethos is notably accessible to those weaned on the anti-syncopated heartbeat of punk, so critics nervous about the overshadowing of guitar-driven rock may well flock to the techstep bandwagon.
More techstep compilations will undoubtedly emerge as the angry beats expand from their ganja-ridden takeover of the disaffected club scene in the U.K. to widespread dancefloor acceptance.
www.thenetnet.com /reviews/newelec.html   (2248 words)

  
 Drum and Bass Defined   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Techstep took new sounds and technologies and applied them to jungle.
As the 1990s drew to a close, techstep came to dominate the drum and bass genre, with artists like Konflict and Bad Company UK amongst the most visible.
Techstep was becoming more minimal, and increasingly dark in tone, and the funky, commercial appeal represented by Roni Size back in 1997 was waning.
www.dj5150.com /new212324.html   (2218 words)

  
 T.I.K. - Toronto Industrial Kollective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
First, the overwhelming amount of bass that seems to have taken a page from dark detuned pulsewave subtractive synthesis of techstep drum n' bass.
The difference being, just as with the application of techstep basslines, Harris is not concerned with filling dance floors.
The drumming plays on your expectations and a lot of it seems to be almost unsequenced and almost done live.
www.industrialkollective.org /reviews/scorn   (765 words)

  
 Techstep: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Techstep is a dark, EHandler: no quick summary.
Industrial music is a loose term for a number of different styles of electronic and experimental music....
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/te/techstep.htm   (500 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/junglebrother
Self-consciously underground, and lacking the accessible influences of much other drum and bass, techstep is deeply atmospheric, often characterized by sinister or science-fiction themes, cold and complex percussion, and dark, distorted basslines.
Techstep came to dominate the drum and bass genre, with artists like Konflict and Bad Company amongst the most visible.
As time went on, techstep was becoming more minimal, and increasingly dark in tone, and the funky, commercial appeal represented by Roni Size back in 1997 was waning.
www.myspace.com /junglebrother   (3463 words)

  
 Various Artists - Grime - Stylus Magazine
Plasticman has sometimes been compared to techno but his sound, like that of the two other artists, is less like techno than techstep: the austere, mechanoid microgenre into which jungle calcified in the late 90s.
Techstep was what happened when the last traces of ecstasy in rave culture drained away, leaving a paradoxical joy-in-dread and pleasure-in-tension.
Whereas techstep would dilate single ideas over a whole track, the music here tends to switch mood and tone every eight bars.
www.stylusmagazine.com /review.php?ID=2063&PHPSESSID=e090e1189bce8f4470a023f95fb19f55   (448 words)

  
 Hardstep / Techstep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
One might think that this was a good thing to move away from the whole ragga thing because it branded the music too much and gave it a bad reputation.
The likes of No-U-Turn records had firmly established the techstep scene with releases like WHAT`S UP and others like Source Direct already creating that soundtrack feel to their music.
Another new direction born in this style was the use of more that one style of break which gave the track that "stepping" style.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~xenonz/htstep.html   (274 words)

  
 Agfa-Monotype fonts - Techstep font for Windows and Mac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Techstep is a font from AGFA Monotype library.
Techstep font family contains 10 styles and 1 package to save your money.
Browse for Techstep and other fonts at our Shopping Mall.
www.paratype.ru /astore/fonts/Techstep.htm   (75 words)

  
 [No title]
4 years ago techstep was in it's infancy, Renegade Hardware / BC Recordings etc etc were barely heard of, the hardest Ram were doing was Valley of the Shadows, and Mickey Finn / Aphrodite style jump-up was the centre of the scene.
4 years ago techstep was in it's infancy, Renegade Hardware / BC Recordings etc etc > were barely heard of, the hardest Ram were doing was Valley of the Shadows, and Mickey Finn / Aphrodite style jump-up was the centre of the scene.
However as you say, although the norm is hard at the moment, more musical jungle is creeping back, and in the cyclical world of music *that* will probably become the norm - which I personally think will be better for the scene.
teamshambler.telefragged.com /dnb2.txt   (1118 words)

  
 Punk Rock Economics
Filed under:rant, economics, history, education — posted by techstep on November 4, 2006 @ 2:41 pm
Filed under:food, rant, decline of western civilization — posted by techstep on October 25, 2006 @ 5:17 pm
The Breakfix cereal dispenser.  Another sign that our nation has become a bunch of lazy fuckers.  Worried about potentially stale cereal?  Worried about eating too much cereal?  Then buy this unit!  Or, you can close the damn box and pour out portions into a measuring cup until you can eyeball the appropriate amount.
blog.techstep.org   (215 words)

  
 It's a Jungle Out There
You have your atmospheric, jazzy stuff—really the only similarities between these are use of beats and bass on occasion.
Because of this, the music that tends to be popular with the established drum and bass fans, or "junglists," can change drastically from month to month.
But with artists such as 1.8.7., Method One (who remixed Deee-Lite's "Call Me") and Jamie Myerson creating material that falls outside of techstep's constraints, this is already starting to change.
www.citypaper.net /articles/101797/music.jungle.shtml   (1946 words)

  
 KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine
This is the second of the drum and bass retrospective reviews, and this time we'll be revisiting the dance floors of 1997, and the starts of the style which came to be known as techstep.
Many people were turned off from this new style, in its stark contrast to the fun-loving jungle that had ruled dancefloors up until then, however, the start of techstep also marked an inflow of people into minimal techno, noise, punk, and other noise types of music.
At the beginning of techstep's explosion, a Bristol label, No U-Turn, released a compilation of what is considered to be some of the darkest, hardest techstep out there.
www.kuci.org /show_feature.cgi?id=381   (419 words)

  
 Grooverider - Music Downloads - Online
Bio: Hardcore/drum'n'bass DJ and producer Grooverider has over the years become almost synonymous with the London drum'n'bass scene.
A DJ for over a decade spinning everything from soul-jazz and acid-house to hip-hop and hardcore breakbeat, "Grooverider the Hardcore Provider," as he's come to be known, has followed the evolution of drum'n'bass up from its earliest roots in breakbeat techno and happy hardcore on through to contemporary styles such as ambient and techstep.
A residing DJ at some of London's biggest-name clubs (including Rage and his own long-running, highly lauded Metalheadz night at Blue Note), Grooverider's influence, not only on the sound but also the politics and ideology of jungle, is probably rivaled only by Goldie's (and then with not nearly the flamboyance).
musicstore.connect.com /artist/140/Grooverider/1000858.html   (341 words)

  
 Techstep   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A brief introduction of the website with a some information so that you can know what Techstep is about, what we do, who we work with and how to navigate from here and within the website
We at Techstep are here to serve you from many countries in the world including Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, India, China and our most recent addition, Pakistan.
From trading, retail and consumer consumption, we at Techstep are here to work with you and help in the growth of your company.
www.techstep.net /index.html   (136 words)

  
 Drum & Bass Arena - Your Say   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Everybody is talking about twostep garage going mad over in Europe, and we are feeling that a bit over here in NZ in terms of radioplay, but watching the garage->speed garage->two step sound progression, its almost possible to draw a parallel within the techstep vein.
This ain't no flash in the pan, either...Konflict seemed to break the sound a few years back, with super-crisp production and techno-style lines complementing the b-line, but now it seems that a whole range of producers are mashing up that 'dark' feel with a sound that is taking techstep closer and closer to techno.
However, as the technology increases, and the artists continue to push the sound, new things are always gonna happen within the styles, and techstep as a style has some of the most innovative producers you'll find in electronica.
www.breakbeat.co.uk /yoursay/archive-12-18feb2001.html   (4700 words)

  
 Internet Archive Search: collection:rebound
A rabid techstep track tearing up the battlefield.
Straight-on techstep drum and bass - get out of the way and feel the energy refracting.
Tricolore hits us again with midnight techstep freezing your blood.
www.archive.org /search.php?sort=-/metadata/publicdate&query=collection:rebound   (1285 words)

  
 PureAcid.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Evil acid techstep bass drops on your greedy ears for 2000.
Ruff & roaring hardstep & techstep drum & bass.
Side A plunges you into the darkside of unnerving techstep j...
www.pureacidmixtapes.com /index.php?cPath=2_33&pasid=2030b8418c48766b02967e1ae8e945d3   (237 words)

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