Jumpstyle

Jump was the original music genre that created the now known Jumpstyle which is both a Dance subgenre with hard & deep bass lines as well as the dance style you usually dance to the Jumpstyle music. Its origin comes from Hardcore but it is a bit slower and from Oldschool. This was back in the early 1990’ies and since then the genre has changed significantly. When the style started getting popular in The Netherlands in early 2003 it quickly got associated with the harder genre Hardstyle and from that the new name Jumpstyle was created.

In 2007 this genre spread from The Netherlands & Belgium to France, Germany, Spain, England and now also the Nordic Region which includes Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania & Latvia. Even though some people claim Jump to be dead the past year has proven that Jumpstyle is growing stronger by the minute and conquering new territories via outlets such as YouTube.com where people upload their own Jumpstyle dance videos frequently. The current Jumpstyle tracks have a BPM around 140-145. It is characterized by a 909 kick drum used in a four on the floor beat. It also has influences from Chicago House.

Random Track: The Playboyz - Rockin' (Dark-E Remix)

6 comments:

  1. didnt it say on the hardstyle page that hardstyle originated from jumpstyle?

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  2. jumpstyle came first hardstyle began because people got lazy and didnt want to move so much so they started shuffling

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  3. I have documented VHS tapes for 1990 and 1991 with a group of friends from Connecticut doing the moves of modern day jump style.

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  4. Jump Style originated in Connecticut NewYork at alternative clubs in 1990. It was also present in the eary 90's in the NY rave scene.

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