when did dnb start going half-time?

Music Discussion | Jan 11, 2016

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    middleWave

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    i'm going through this critical compilation from 2009 and some of the tracks are surprisingly fresh, wouldn't be surprised if they were released today. ramadanman's reclaim and stray's timbre, notably.

    anyways, when did the half-time thing start and what are some seminal tracks i should listen to?
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    ja-ki

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    mk ultra by amit is from 2005. heard 90s dnb that was half time too, but no names
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    yep, definitely late 90s. when techstep happened.
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    2turntables

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    it's pretty much always had half time parts in some tunes, like hip hop bits 95/96 or reggae before that.

    as for entire tunes that are half time amit led the way. I'm happy to be proved otherwise.
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    Kyam Music

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    Don't know who was doing it first, but at least from a personal point of view, I remember hearing High Contrast play Amit's Pirates in a club in about 2004, and it really stood out to me as being different in terms of the half time groove it had. Still love that tune, and Amit's sound :)
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    Wasn't Amit's Dual Sense/ Roots in 2003 if not earlier?
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    logikz Netherfields

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    dont know but there is this new dub style that was popular last year, went to clubs like every weekend with what sounded like techstep breakdowns, and shit slow halftime dnb, which was frustrating as hell if youre used to dancing to double time pace. i used to think i did my best dancing in the breakdowns, but as it turns out i cant dance at all, so it really didnt matter one way or the other, point is, a constant breakdown makes for some of the most boring clubbing ive ever encountered
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    Sena One Waste man

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    Digital was doing it way back- 1999/2000...Amit even referenced Digital as one of his main inspirations

    Digital - Deadline




    Admititally not as full on half speed as Amit...but the influence is clear
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    Vydx

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    Photek - Yendi has got that kinda groove, not quite half time but you know what I mean

    Plenty of that jump up jungle/dnb with hip hop samples were half time preceding the drop, won't drop any more examples but you know them for sure
    DJ Zinc - Super Sharp Shooter (Original Mix)

    Someone above mentioned there being half time sections in jungle/dnb, here some examples:
    Hidden agenda - Is it love


    Orca - Untitled{FT 006}.mpg

    Conquering Lion - Dub plate special (Ruff cut)...

    A lot of jungle/hardcore uses half time sections as well, a few examples:
    Boogie Times Tribe - Dark Stranger ( Origin...

    Ed Rush - The dreadd
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    Vydx

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    Also from the Critical Sound compilation in OP that Triad track is so gorgeous :love: Their mammoth album "Utopia" is worth checking out if you're into that style

    Someone mentioned Breakage, gotta give him props, different to the autonomic but yet still massively influential, especially today with lotsa dub influenced sounds, be it half time or regular, at 170 (and 160 as well)

    another one on a similar tip is Morphy, example:
    Morphy - Warren Dub
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    I'm truly enjoying what Fanu just did with his newest Lightless compilation and what Ivy Lab is doing with 20/20. It's like '90s hip-hop with reggae and grit. It's become my new favorite sound. And 40-year-old+ heads can dig it in a set without getting irritated that there's no vocals.
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    I love a good bit of halftime, but when I've listened to it for too long and I switch back to DnB I have a big problem adapting to the speed.
    It sounds silly for the first 20 minutes.
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    it wasn't amit who did it first, obviously, but i think it's fair to say that people started to talk about halftime-dnb as a sub-genre only after he came out with tunes like erazer or pirates
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    There was another thread dedicated to halftime wasnt there?
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    Way over 20 years ago would be a fair call
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    2tall

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    At the risk of sounding like a total prick - It's worth saying that Dnb didn't 'go halftime' ever - some people like to make, and listen to and indeed dance to halftime sets, some don't. whatever floats your boat innit..

    here's 3 from 1998

    Tertius - Structure (Deep Blue Mix)


    Deep Blue - Oceans Above Life




    there's more from earlier - the orca ones above are a BIG draw
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    So much good music being posted on doa recently, get the fuck in :wherestheolddeathstarsmileywhenyouneedit:
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  27. Vydx

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    :script: Completely agree. It's never been a fight between regular and half time dnb. Deep Blue though, he was definitely different...

    *looks at name* hang on a bloody minute...

    :appl: :love:

    You did a 'mix' a few years ago, both Orca tunes I posted feature in that mix. Big up
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    znork

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    I recorded this mix to capture the halftime trend back in 2008.

    >MP3<


    Tracklist

    01 Heist – Sprout (Breakage Rmx) [Progress]
    02 Amit – Immortal [Commercial Suicide]
    03 Breakage – Come Back [Bassbin]
    04 Spirit – Salamander [Inneractive]
    05 Benga & Coki – Night (Digital Soundboy Rmx) [Tempa]
    06 Breakage – The Shroud [Digital Soundboy]
    07 Amit – Swastika [Commercial Suicide]
    08 Pinch – Pepper Spray [Planet Mu]
    08 Skream – Deep Concentration (DJ Zinc Rmx) [Bingo]
    vs Jonny L – Dirt [Piranha]
    09 Klute & Amit – Kunt Kicker [Commercial Suicide]
    10 Doc Scott – Jungle Jungle [31 Records]
    11 Saburuko – Cairo [Future Thinkin]
    12 Breakage – Clarendon [Digital Soundboy]
    vs M.I.A. – The Turn [XL]
    13 Breakage – Losing Track VIP [Bassbin]
    14 Instra:Mental – Comanche [Darkestral]
    15 Digital – Watch it [Reinforced]
    16 Spirit – Cant let go [Inneractive]
    17 Rufige Kru – Malice In Wonderland [Metalheadz]
    18 Instra:Mental – Pacific Heights [Darkestral]
    19 Boymerang – Lazarus [Regal]
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    Vydx

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    ^ that looks brilliant. This shall not be erased from the internet, and thus lost over time

    Ok sorry for the corniness but yeah
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