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My Year of Mixtapes Week 16: Hardstep

My Year of Mixtapes Week 16: Hardstep

My Year of Mixtapes Week 16: Hardstep

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DJ Rap, DJ Phantasy, Remarc, Timebase, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott and more.

My buddy kyleklip (who you may remember as the dude who requested the New Jack Swing tape) asked me for a hardstep tape, so here is a hardstep tape.
"BUT WHAT IS THIS HARDSTEP OF WHICH YOU SPEAK?!" I hear you asking:

Well back in the early-mid 1990s you had this thing called Jungle (I know I'm going way slow but some people have catching up to do). It was a sped-up british rave subgenre revolving around heavy bass, lots of reggae & hip hop influence, and a ton of really intricate drum programming—taking a drum loop, chopping it up, and rearranging it into infinite different permutations. Super-fun and energetic, but all that variation in the drums made it a bit of a daunting dance style to the uninitiated.
DJs picked up on the fact that this stuff could be tricky to dance to; by 1995 you had some people streamlining those drums to make something a little more dancefloor-friendly. They preserved... (full text at http://yearofmixtapes.blogspot.com/20...)

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