posted on Jun, 15 2008 @ 09:49 PM
Also known as Chicago Hard House, is subgenre of hard dance, its is characterised by a distorted 909 kick drum used in a 4 to the floor beat.
Jumpstyle can be seen as slowed on down version of old style Gabber, but it has since solidified its position as a genre of its own, jumpstyle is
often criticized by the fans of gabber. It often uses light-hearted rave-like sounds, and tracks are likely to be quite minimal. The style is no
longer at its peak, with its characteristic sounds can been seen as quite dated these days. However, bands like Captain Ahab are attempting to
re-popularize the genre.
Jump also comes with a certain way of dancing, and there are certain 'styles' in this dance.
* Oldskool jump: Was based on the first move that was used in the dance called 'skieën', later a certain standard routine came that was a
combination of kicking forwards and backwards both legs on the basslines, even later certain moves came such as a spin.
* tekstyle/starstyle: The jumper dances it to French tek or Hardstyle. The jump is more sidewise than the others.
* Hardjump: This is the hardest variant of Jumpstyle. The basic step is different from the others and the jumper has to pitch hard on the
* Freestyle: With this style, the 'jumper' does whatever he/she feels like, there are no certain restrictions of jumping and it usually involves
a mix of Oldskool Jump & Hardjump & tekstyle.
* Duojump: Is jumping with two (or more) people at the same time, usually the people performing the Duojump have practiced it before performing
it, since they both do exactly the same routine and try to synchronize it as much as possible.
I've recently become interested in this, and have been trying it out. Harder then it looks... At first.
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