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2-step garage, or simply 2-step, is a typically English style of modern electronic dance music and a relatively popular subgenre of uk garage.
The rhythm of 2-step garage lacks the kick drum pattern found in many other styles of electronic music with a regular four-on-the-floor beat, and instead typically features a kick on the first and third beat and a shuffled rhythm or the use of triplets applied to other elements of the percussion. This creates a “lurching, falter-funk feel,” and results in a beat distinctly different from those present in other electronic dance genres.
Although tracks with only two kick drum beats to a bar are perceived as being slower than the traditional four-on-the-floor beat, the listener’s interest is maintained by the introduction of unusual snare placements and accents in the drum patterns, or scattered rimshots and woodblocks, as well as syncopated basslines and the percussive use of other instruments such as pads or strings.