Clownstep is the negative but amusing name given to the jump-up
genre of drum and bass
. Use of the word when describing a track would indicate that it contains warbly basslines
and outrageous swingbeats
. Clownstep tracks usually song alot like the music you would here at a circus
or after a few hours of giving you 3 year old nephew his first my tomy
The word originates from the mainly drum and bass music forum, dogsonacid.com, when DYLAN who is a figure head in the music
scene did a thread claiming when he heard certain jump-up
tracks, the crowd would remind him of clowns dancing in time to the swingbeats.
Clownstep has been such a phenomenon that it has seen recognition the world over, including having an entry in wikipedia.org. Producers such as Noisia, Evol Intent, Technical Itch, Teebee, Photek and many many more produce clownstep and there seems to be more and more up and coming wobbly
producers making a name on the scene fairly frequently.