Re: Will this break 2 step in the US?

From: Leslie N. Shill (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 03:55:36 CEST

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    thank you for this list, I will try some or all of what I can find on the
    list and see if it converts me somehow!

    leslie/The Power of Sound
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Dirk van den Heuvel" <>
    To: "Leslie N. Shill" <>; "Mark Turner"
    Cc: "Erik Boralv" <>
    Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 6:05 PM
    Subject: RE: Will this break 2 step in the US?

    > A couple of points...
    > first off, it's hard to pin down the sound of 2-step right now as many
    > people/labels are combining it with other sounds and creating these new
    > hybrids. Whether it's 2-step mixed with breaks and drum & bass or 2-step
    > that veers over to broken beat or 2-step mixed liberally with r&b. The
    > we get the most calls about right now is hands down 2-step and whether
    > you've gotten a chance to hear or not, or whether you're a fan or not,
    > simply is no denying now that there are some execellent 2-step records out
    > there.
    > Here's an off the cuff list of 2-step artists/singles well worth tracking
    > down:
    > 1. Wookie (his own stuff plus his tons of remixes)
    > 2. Landslide
    > 3. MJ Cole (his own stuff plus his tons of remixes)
    > 4. Horsepower Prods
    > 5. Gush Collective
    > 6. 2-step remix of Outkast's Miss Jackson
    > 7. DJ Zinc- 138 Trek
    > 8. Jammin
    > 9. Kosheen-Hide U Garage Remix
    > 10. So Solid Crew (for so more poppy 2-step)
    > 11. most of the stuff on Locked On
    > Dirk van den Heuvel
    > President/GM, Groove Distribution
    > "Your Guide To The Underground"
    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: Leslie N. Shill []
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 6:57 PM
    > To: Mark Turner
    > Cc: Erik Boralv
    > Subject: Re: Will this break 2 step in the US?
    > Mark,
    > It is true, I am a very open minded when it comes to music but so far
    > has been very little that raises my thermometer when it comes to 2-step. I
    > am hopeful that, as you point out, some truly good and valid music will
    > emerge from what we are now hearing but, quite frankly, there is little
    > in the 2-step thing that gets my full interest. I try to be as accepting
    > possible of all kinds of music and in particular of the music that people
    > this list tend to be positive about but 2-step just doesn't do it for me I
    > am afraid. As a live DJ I find only a smattering of tracks that i can work
    > into my dance sets and, as a radio DJ, there is almost nothing that I have
    > found to be worth layering into my sets!
    > You are right about Drum and Bass and where it emerged from and to take it
    > one step further, there is much that qualifies as DnB that I find to be
    > unmitigated drivel but there is a whole lot that I love. I hope that you
    > right and that some classic thing emerges out of what is currently 2-step
    > and I would be more than happy to find that music and to air it on the
    > and the dancefloor.
    > It is interesting to note that no well known DnB producer has produced
    > tracks for any group with the sort of profile that Nsync has. I am
    > to give it time to develop and to see what emerges out of it but I am
    > to take some convincing because i find the rhythms not to my taste, there
    > so much more that is a lot more danceable and also listenable.
    > If there is anyone out there who wants to put up a list of their top 10 or
    > even 5 of absolutely MUST listen 2-step, I am open enough to give that a
    > listen, if I can find the stuff! Bring it on, my thing is music and if you
    > and the others on this list whose opinions I respect really find something
    > to LOVE about 2-step, then I owe it to myself to listen some more!
    > leslie/The Power of Sound
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Mark Turner" <>
    > To: <>
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 3:38 PM
    > Subject: RE: Will this break 2 step in the US?
    > > Leslie Shill said:
    > > --
    > > So Dave, I just can't agree with you about 2-step, there will probably
    > > eventually be a handful of tracks that bear mentioning but I am unable
    > > see this form even become a genre in its own right and quite frankly,
    > > me some good downtempo stuff any time of the day if I am just listening
    > and
    > > some good solid beats if I am dancing but, as a DJ who likes to think of
    > > himself as being somewhat eclectic, 2-step is a short-lived phenomenon.
    > Who
    > > will produce or remix the Britney Spears 2-step track? Once a form makes
    > the
    > > crossover to artists like Nsync then, musical snob that I admittedly am,
    > it
    > > goes into my out box faster than you can say 2-step!
    > > --
    > >
    > > Leslie, I'm surprised to hear an open-minded DJ such as yourself writing
    > off
    > > 2-step so quickly. Don't forget that the drum'n'bass music which you
    > > obviously cherish had its origins in the hardcore rave scene, a scene
    > > gave us MUCH forgettable music!
    > >
    > > At this point, I'm not sure whether I consider 2-step a genre or simply
    > > rhythm. But I've heard enough to know that it can encompass many styles
    > > music, from house to soul to jazz, dub, and beyond. Recently I've been
    > VERY
    > > impressed by the work of Horsepower Productions, who seem to be all over
    > the
    > > musical map with their 2-step experiments. I say give it time to
    > > and before long, some truly awesome 2-step tracks will be hitting you
    > right
    > > between the ears. :-)
    > >
    > > _____________________
    > > Mark Turner
    > >
    > >
    > > _____________________
    > >
    > >
    > >

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