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Re: Breakstep

Post by esfandyar » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:55 pm

this style of dubstep always was something I liked.

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Probably THEE song that solidified my dubstep allegiance is Vex'd- Lion VIP, Degenerate never leaves the bag.
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Re: Breakstep

Post by hasezwei » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:00 pm

esfandyar wrote: Probably THEE song that solidified my dubstep allegiance is Vex'd- Lion VIP, Degenerate never leaves the bag.
same here. this is such a fucking beast it' s unbelieveable. the drop always gets me, the tension i build up before it is unbearable. sadly none of my friends seem to get it :(
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Re: Breakstep

Post by esfandyar » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:02 pm

hasezwei wrote:
esfandyar wrote: Probably THEE song that solidified my dubstep allegiance is Vex'd- Lion VIP, Degenerate never leaves the bag.
same here. this is such a fucking beast it' s unbelieveable. the drop always gets me, the tension i build up before it is unbearable. sadly none of my friends seem to get it :(
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the intense synths alone with the vocal sample before the drop is one of my favorite parts to mix into another track because you can tease so much different shit between songs while it plays. not just an amazing song but a great one to mix in too.
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Re: Breakstep

Post by threnody » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:39 am

scattybeanhead wrote: if it's still about could someone point me in the direction of some current producers that make this kinda stuff? perhaps you threnody since you seem to know your stuff!
Always tricky as i hate missing people out.....

Off the top of my head:-

Boris Noiz
Full Spektrum
ScanOne
Blackmass Plastics
Succulent-C
Not In My Name
Hurtdeer
Duskky
Wascal
Elemental
Gunjack
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Kalbata
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Shapes & Colours
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Rogue Star
Hostage
Molez
Dekode
Paradigm X
Oyaarss
Valta & Minikin
Coleco
ID & Baobinga
Ekaros
Lone Wolf
Generic Bass

and Myself obviously!

These are the guys who i give a lot of airtime to and who definitely fit into the mould.....

Best thing to do is listen to my Sub FM show which reps the sound from a lot of different angles.... As has been said before on this forum a million times don't get too much into classification tho. Breakstep is an overall aesthetic covering the merging of dubstep, breakbeat, house, bass, jungle and loads of other stuff.... Really i think it was relevant in a sound in it's own right back when people substituted the word Breakstep for 'breakbeat garage' but as we know this evolved into early dubstep and when halfstep took over breakstep went underground and has exploded into a million different sounds and ideas. Lots of great music to be discovered but the use of breakbeats over 130-150bpm bass music is not an exclusive genre....
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Re: Breakstep

Post by badger » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:01 am

biggles thren. been a while since i caught your show - need to get back on it

was just listening to a search & destroy b2b distance rinse show from 2005 and it had so many amazing breakstep tunes on it. will upload it tonight if i remember. the show was only a few days after dubstepforum was created and it was interesting to hear them talking about it - certainly a far cry to how it is today

also strange to think that breakstep was the brostep of it's day with people arguing about it being a danger to "dubstep"

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Re: Breakstep

Post by nousd » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:12 am

^ah, interesting
From my (remote) perspective (tuning in round 04)
breakstep precursed dubstep
& you're inferring that it came after
surely breaks with a step at 140 bpm came first
even before dark garage got up?
I mean Mala says that he didn't particularly dig 4wd's breakstep
so started DMZ's dubstep forum.
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Re: Breakstep

Post by wascal » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:20 am

Aaron Spectre did some good breakstep bits too

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Re: Breakstep

Post by badger » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:08 pm

sd5 wrote:^ah, interesting
From my (remote) perspective (tuning in round 04)
breakstep precursed dubstep
& you're inferring that it came after
surely breaks with a step at 140 bpm came first
even before dark garage got up?
I mean Mala says that he didn't particularly dig 4wd's breakstep
so started DMZ's dubstep forum.
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no idea what you mean about dmz's dubstepforum but yeah dmz was a way to get away from the breakstep etc of fwd and do the "meditate on bassweight" thing

it depends at what point you count dubstep as being dubstep and not garage but you can definitely see a difference in tunes by horsepower and jammin (zinc) that were both being made in 2001, and you could say both were garage and both precursors to dubstep/breakstep

breakbeat garage definitely precursed dubstep (if you mean the halfstep side of things) but i think what most people are talking about in this thread is breakstep as a side of dubstep rather than the more explicitly garagey stuff

tbh threnody's probably far better off talking about this than i am

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Re: Breakstep

Post by nousd » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:14 pm

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Re: Breakstep

Post by threnody » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:56 pm

badger wrote: also strange to think that breakstep was the brostep of it's day with people arguing about it being a danger to "dubstep"
I think back in those days the main concern was that dubstep had a separate identity to breaks and dnb. When halfstep took over in 2006 there was definitely a feeling that the halfstep beat was fresh and new and very different to the 2 aforementioned genres...Obviously it quickly became a key component to the dubstep 'formula' and rhythmic diversity began to die out within the genre....

The big difference i think is that breakstep's production levels were far in advance of dubstep's (generally)....If you look at Boxcutter's Brood, Search & Destroy, Toasty etc the production levels were far higher than for example dubstep or grime at the time...Not saying that the 'dubstep' tracks weren't heavy or good.
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Re: Breakstep

Post by badger » Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:33 pm

yeah the fear of going down the path of dnb was massive back then. i've lost count of the amount of debates about avoiding the pitfalls of dnb there must have been on here (lot of good all that talking did us eh? :P)

fresh and new very quickly become dull and derivative though didn't it? i used to love halfstep (i remember once drunkenly saying that the snare was my favourite musical instrumental because it was so much at the forefront of halfstep :lol:), but now i pretty much switch off unless it's got some decent hi hats to keep it flowing along. breakbeats ftw

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Re: Breakstep

Post by test_recordings » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:48 pm

esfandyar wrote:Distance- 1 on 1
:o That is now my favourite Distance tune and amongst my general top 10!
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Re: Breakstep

Post by collige » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:23 pm

^it's all about Empire tbh
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Re: Breakstep

Post by wubstep » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:39 pm

Excellent thread to return to, will take a long while to work through that list Thern, big up.

Glad to see a bit more interest for this, I advise you all to see the Industrial Thread, or merge them, or change the name or something.
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Re: Breakstep

Post by esfandyar » Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:16 pm

collige wrote:^it's all about Empire tbh
negative. 1 on 1 > empire. hey, we all have opinions! :w:
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Re: Breakstep

Post by wascal » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:47 pm

wubstep wrote:Excellent thread to return to, will take a long while to work through that list Thern, big up.

Glad to see a bit more interest for this, I advise you all to see the Industrial Thread, or merge them, or change the name or something.
Nah breakstep <> industrial imo

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Re: Breakstep

Post by wubstep » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:23 pm

Yeah sure, but 'industrial' isn't really what I was looking for in that thread, hard breakstep might have been a better classification, but who even gives a fuck, I just wanna hear the tunes.
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Re: Breakstep

Post by lohan » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:36 am

This one's an oldie now :)

But yes... Breakstep is still going strong, you just have to dig a little deeper I guess.
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Re: Breakstep

Post by lohan » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:41 am

Not forgetting the mighty Toasty Boy.....

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Re: Breakstep

Post by fractal » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:42 am

Always loved the sound. Was a massive thread in general on it back in the day :w:

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