Jumpstyle dancing: an heir to Gabber


I just stumbled upon this techno sub-genre called jumpstyle, or jumpen (Dutch for jumping), a name that describes the style well. At times it appears to be a mix between gabber and folk dancing. Loads of kids are uploading videos of their moves to Youtube, so that you have plenty to sample. According to Wikipedia, jumpstyle started in Belgium and is now slowly spreading to the South of the Netherlands.

Below is a tutorial for the style. Warning: being a type of hard techno, the sounds emanating from your computer may not be considered workplace friendly. The actual tutorial starts 27 seconds into the clip.

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  1. […] Follow this previous posting and have a look at the explanatory video on Jumpstyle. […]

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