Drumtastic & Bassalicious Music I like (Drum & Bass | Dubstep | Breakbeats | Jungle | Breakcore | Hardcore | Industrial )
Submitted by karan129 on Sat, 10/11/2008 - 12:58
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- Drum & Bass is a genre of electronic music based around a prominent snare on every second beat, around which you have an irregular pattern of kicks. This is called a 'broken beat'. The most common broken beat is kick--snare-----kick-snare which sounds like bom--tak---bom-tak. Layered on top you have 'broken bass' which has high frequency components unlike the bass you normally hear in say hip-hop or rap which only has low frequencies. This kind of bass is formed by multiple saw waves slightly out of sync with each other. At the end of this is list I've copy-pasted a really useful guide to D&B that I found elsewhere on the internet.
- BPM Range: 160 - 200
- Big Beat is the sound best described as the soundtracks to action movies. The best example would be Overseer - Supermoves which can be heard in the bank heist scene in the beginning of the movie 'Snatch'.
- BPM Range: 120 - 155
- Jungle is real rave music, with soul and warmth. Prominent elements are hoovers, furious staccato breakbeats, happy breakdowns containing cheesy nonsense vocals and MCs.
- BPM Range: 120 - 155
- Industrial and Hardcore can vary widely in composition because they are so experimental, what stands out is liberal use of distortion, particularly in the bass drum. Hardcore is known for its signature 200 beats per minute pounding distorted bass drum. Besides the distortion there will be blisteringly fast drumlines, shredded bass, ominous vocal samples, and other goodness. Some Industrial also gets rather trancey and is called Electronic Body Music (EBM).
- BPM Range: About 135 for Industrial, 170 to 250 for Hardcore.
- Dubstep? The simplest way to understand Dubstep is it's Drum & Bass at half speed, and the snares are pitched down so they come down reaallyyy heavy. The bass also tends to wobble and have extreme pitches changes. This tends to make it sounds very retarded at points, hence the 'brostep' sub-genre. Dubstep also has a particular but rare knack for spaced-out, dreamy tracks that evoke feelings of traversing the sands of time while seeing into eternity.
- BPM Range: 70 to 120.
- "Psystep" is used for want of a better word. Though I'd love give it a really expressive name, expressive the way 'neurofunk' is. Preferably something with 'Trip' in it. Or "Doofstep","Trippercore"...
- 4 Hero – Parallel Universe - 1994 (Jungle)
- Black Sun Empire - Cruel & Unusual - 2005 (DnB)
- Bong Ra & Enduser - The Kill - 2007 (Industrial/Hardcore)
- Chemical Brothers - Single 93-03 (Big Beat)
- Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (Breaks/Big Beat)
- Counterstrike - Draco (algo003) (Hardstep)
- Cybernetika - Atropos (Psy DnB) 2009
- Deviant Electronics - Blunt Instruments (Psystep)
- Dieselboy - The Dungeon Masters Guide (DnB)
- Dieselboy - The Human Resource (DnB)
- This release has the absolutely crazy Upbeats remix of Styles of Beyond - Subculture. Its a must hear.
- DJ Deekline & The Ragga Twins - Hardcore Beats - 2003 - Jungle
- Find the rest of this list at http://www.karangill.com/drumtastic--bassalicious-music.html.