During this time the scene of dubstep had formed. Split away from its garage roots, it at the time was in serious competition with other forms of music genres including grime, breaks and techno. While dubstep had been the b side to garage tunes, dubstep then broke away forming its own path. Dubstep took influences from many different styles of music, especially from its competition, along with dub and garage hence the name. The 2-step beat pattern was very diverse at the time, with loads of different sounding styles immersed into one genre. The 2-step style would give rise to three distinct styles moving forward, the dark subby halfstep style, the industrial hard and gritty style and the african tribal style. Techno would fade out of the competition and dubstep would mainly compete with grime and breaks to become as big as liquid and drum and bass, which all three styles were very similar, so it was hard to distinguish the styles at the time. This was dubstep at its roots.