Wot is clownstep?

Music Discussion | Aug 18, 2003

  1. Rawbeats

    Rawbeats

    Rawbeats

    611 posts
    Since Feb 20, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    AKA 24SEVEN
    for those not in the know what would be a good definition of this new clownstep thing? (is it twisted me thinks)
  2. weaponjoe Registered: July 29, 2002

    weaponjoe

    weaponjoe Registered: July 29, 2002

    10,958 posts
    Since Jul 29, 2002
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    11,000+ Posts
    twist 'em out.
    fastcar.
  3. mixmaestro sauce making jungle pretty!

    mixmaestro sauce

    mixmaestro sauce making jungle pretty!

    4,965 posts
    Since Aug 1, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    umm general jump-up drum n bass as far as i can gather... cheeeesy dancefloor stuff :teeth:[​IMG]
  4. koreancowboy I'm Gannon motherfucker.

    koreancowboy

    koreancowboy I'm Gannon motherfucker.

    1,684 posts
    Since Aug 16, 2002
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ninjaville
    Another fine winner of the [​IMG] Award.
  5. Nexxi G2:Gain

    Nexxi

    Nexxi G2:Gain

    10,354 posts
    Since Jun 20, 2001
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    lost in bass
    this term sux
  6. G Diddy Subtype NYC

    G Diddy

    G Diddy Subtype NYC

    427 posts
    Since May 30, 2002
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought it was a joke...not even worth talking about its so stupid
  7. Parker _________________________

    Parker

    Parker _________________________

    8,713 posts
    Since Sep 25, 2001
    Likes Received:
    7
    Why?

  8. judo nukk if you bukk

    judo

    judo nukk if you bukk

    1,738 posts
    Since May 18, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    :dillinja:


    :eek:
  9. Solja n00b

    Solja

    Solja n00b

    17,494 posts
    Since Dec 15, 2001
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    England
    oh look another whats clownstep thread

    :clap:

    :upsidedow
  10. Nexxi G2:Gain

    Nexxi

    Nexxi G2:Gain

    10,354 posts
    Since Jun 20, 2001
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    lost in bass
    why?

    its a derogorotary term instigated from WITHIN the scene to describe certain styles - we dont need that kinda aggro - got enough negativity from outside the scene.:thumbdown
  11. Parker _________________________

    Parker

    Parker _________________________

    8,713 posts
    Since Sep 25, 2001
    Likes Received:
    7
    Hmmm, fare enough. I dont think it actually does anything negetive though. I dogged 'Twist Em OUt' but I own it, last time Dillinja & Lemon D came through town I dished out 15 some dollars to see them and rocked out. Its all in good fun in my eyes.

  12. Parker _________________________

    Parker

    Parker _________________________

    8,713 posts
    Since Sep 25, 2001
    Likes Received:
    7
    On another note who coined the term "Clownstep". I remember seeing Dylan use it first.
  13. Weimarener

    Weimarener

    Weimarener

    2,214 posts
    Since Jan 15, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    who cares....stopp pigeon-holing...if u like a tune thats wat counts
  14. World Renowned

    World Renowned

    World Renowned

    25,231 posts
    Since Nov 28, 2001
    Likes Received:
    59
    Location:
    Texas
    I embraced the term...I don't think you should stress it...
  15. Nexxi G2:Gain

    Nexxi

    Nexxi G2:Gain

    10,354 posts
    Since Jun 20, 2001
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    lost in bass
    I dont care who coined it and Ive seen it being used lightheartedly - its just been used really negatively and immature people have been using it to slag down producers etc which imo isnt needed.
  16. mixmaestro sauce making jungle pretty!

    mixmaestro sauce

    mixmaestro sauce making jungle pretty!

    4,965 posts
    Since Aug 1, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    [​IMG]
    that's clownstep! :teeth:
  17. ac-jungle skytec

    ac-jungle

    ac-jungle skytec

    4,952 posts
    Since May 14, 2002
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    In teh lab
    After this weekend, I have to say....JMajik is clownstep!!!

    I was lucky enough to leave early during his horrible set (tune- and mixwise) before he was desperate enough to drop "bodyrock".

    Greets
  18. Dr_Klaw The Anti-Bling

    Dr_Klaw

    Dr_Klaw The Anti-Bling

    6,259 posts
    Since Mar 4, 2003
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    805, USA

    :laughing: Indeed
  19. atljunglist

    atljunglist

    atljunglist

    792 posts
    Since Jan 15, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    L5PATL
    I never thought the clownstep term was more than just a doa joke. Then i read an article in Mixmag that specifically used Clownstep in reference to the style. I think Dylan coined the term actually
  20. beez echo chamber crew

    beez

    beez echo chamber crew

    6,426 posts
    Since Oct 17, 2001
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    New York City, New York
    Wow so DOA slang has made it into Mixer?

    We rule!!!

    :teeth:
  21. Trent See

    Trent See

    Trent See

    1,846 posts
    Since Jun 2, 2002
    Likes Received:
    1
    i'm tired of all the whining about one style of Drum & Bass versus another--just don't buy/listen/dance to the tune if you don't like it--a few slagging threads can be expected--but damn--the whole Clownstep bashing is sooo fucking old already. i don't like 'Twist 'Em Out'--nor that style--but i'm not going to whine to the world about it. :zzz:
  22. seckle nyc

    seckle nyc

    seckle nyc

    7,919 posts
    Since Mar 26, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    too right. hate this bullshit.:thumbdown :thumbdown :death: :finger:
  23. akira

    akira

    akira

    12,293 posts
    Since Feb 15, 2001
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    www.channel82.co.uk
    it was in this months knowledge aswell:teeth: :dillinja:
  24. Lefty Jimmy Dean

    Lefty

    Lefty Jimmy Dean

    1,678 posts
    Since Feb 27, 2002
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Dallas
    Its its own subgenre now........................I know tons of people out here who use it all the time when talking about a certain type of drum & bass. You UK heads might call it new age jump up, but most of the people I know over here call it clownstep.

    I dont use it as derragatory, this shit sounds like circus music. Regardless it still makes me dance when I hear it. If it was so derragatory then why is Kamanchi putting out a tune called circus and why is J Majik & Wickerman making a tune called the clown? Don't tell me its just some weird coincidence that they kinda sound like clown music and are named that.
  25. KaiyaXx In Search Of the Truth

    KaiyaXx

    KaiyaXx In Search Of the Truth

    3,001 posts
    Since Mar 28, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    215//Philly


    :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
  26. Solja n00b

    Solja

    Solja n00b

    17,494 posts
    Since Dec 15, 2001
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    England
    didnt it come into existence when dilly made twist em out... at the very beginning there is that circus loop that plays then the bassline drops... if that isnt sampled from a night at bozos big tent then im a monkey in a tutu
  27. 1Da_Bwoy Wheres da beef?

    1Da_Bwoy

    1Da_Bwoy Wheres da beef?

    1,098 posts
    Since Apr 8, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The land of the Long White Cloud! (NZ)
    Isn't BC comin out wit a tune called clownkiller?

    Sum people just need to build a bridge!
  28. 1Da_Bwoy Wheres da beef?

    1Da_Bwoy

    1Da_Bwoy Wheres da beef?

    1,098 posts
    Since Apr 8, 2003
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The land of the Long White Cloud! (NZ)
    [​IMG]

    :teeth:
  29. Solja n00b

    Solja

    Solja n00b

    17,494 posts
    Since Dec 15, 2001
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    England
    :laughing: :laughing:

    nice one
  30. kimwipes

    kimwipes

    kimwipes

    413 posts
    Since Jul 3, 2001
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    UK
    I read an interview with Grooverider back in the day when he said the term 'jungle' itself was originally a derogatory term used by some people (probably House snobs) to refer to the faster, darker breakbeat music that some people were making in late 92/early 93.

    It'll probably be the same with Clownstep. When it comes to dnb/jungle music, slagging something off usually just feeds it and makes it stronger.

    Personally I'd define Clownstep as any tune which sounds slightly ridiculous, but you still love it anyway. Doesn't mean you love it all though; Rubber Chicken & Circus are great, Fast Car is shite.
Music Discussion