Re: Will this break 2 step in the US?

From: Dave Haynes (
Date: Wed May 09 2001 - 22:22:23 CEST

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    I like to think of 2-step in 3 different categories (2 of which IMO are s**te).

    There's the poppy, r'n'b crossover stuff - which I reckon most people only produce for the money. I know loads of producers who have just started churning it out because they can see a quick buck in it.

    Then you've got the cheesy, bassline sample-led stuff - which is either made by people in their bedroom studios, or people who IMO don't exactly have the greatest amount of music talent. However there is the odd good dancefloor cut. (Oh and all the DJ Zinc breakbeat garage crossover stuff which was fairly exciting till everyone jumped on the bandwagon)

    Then there's the new wave of leftfield/jazzy 2-step. Some of which is either very musical/thoughful (eg. Phuturistix, MJ Cole etc) or is a kinda broken beat/2-step crossover (Landslide, Zest etc). This is the stuff which should get mentioned on the list.

    I do hate it when you say you like 2-step to someone though and they immediately think you love the Artful Dodger, frequent Ayia Napa, and say "Boooo!" all the bloody time.

    Let us not forget that 2-step is quite an exciting new platform on which to put some fresh, new musical ideas... Anyone agree?
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Leslie N. Shill
      To: Steve Catanzaro
      Cc: Erik Boralv
      Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 5:01 PM
      Subject: Re: Will this break 2 step in the US?

      thank you SO much for this incredible information, let's see now, BT AND N'sync AND 2 step, sounds like something I would avoid but perhaps you are right, 2-step at the commercial peak and after that out the door along with the other novelties. But BT? tsk tsk tsk, they must be paying him very large large for this job!
      leslie/The Power of Sound
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Steve Catanzaro
        To: acid jazz
        Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 7:35 AM
        Subject: Will this break 2 step in the US?

        Read it and weep, 2-steppers. Word is that producer BT has finished a 2-step track for ground-breaking American artists N'Sync. The track will be out in advance of the summer release of their new album.

        As lauded music critic H. Simpson might say, "mmmm, Nsync, 2step..."

        Has the 2-step craze officially reached its zenith?

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