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The Ultimate Hum: Exploration Round 3 Starts now! (w/ Theme Pack)

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What is The Ultimate Hum?

This project is a weekly chiptune-influenced theme-based compo with a big vision! All the info and the full rule-set is right here: https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1475436


What are the times? (TImezone is EDT)

Typically, it runs each round from Saturday 5PM to the next Saturday 3PM, when we will listen to them all and vote together in a Twitch stream. You can vote on any track the moment it's posted, however, entry period ends on Friday 3PM to give some voting time.


What's allowed?

Any music that includes at least key features from the genres selected and at least some chippy sound design. Consider a 170-175BPM and DnB pattern to be core. Other than that, go nuts!


How do I enter?

Post it on here, Newgrounds, then link your post on the Discord server's #submit_tracks_here, or just post a link to it on the thead here, we'll put it over there for you!


How do I vote?

You will need to be somewhere where I am on Discord, or add me as a friend. Join our Discord server, the NG Audio Pub Discord server or add me (Maximemoring#7769). Then, just send me a DM with your vote on the 1-to-10 scale whenever you want to vote! (There is also FunkyKarl and pumpuli on our server for that)


What about the next weeks' Rounds?

I will make a post like this every week/Round presenting the new genres, and will be announcing it everywhere. Just keep an eye out for it!


If you have any other question, feel free to ask! Now onto the Theme Pack!

and lots of music examples on after that!


Drum & Bass, NeuroFunk & Breaks


Drum & Bass, is one of the few genres which has actually mostly lived through and stayed the same during the multiple phases of electronic music from its conception. In my living history with it, going from being part of techno music, or in some cases shows alike to rock and metal bands (ex: Pendulum), to EDM hasn't caused this genre to go through multiple existential crises but instead naturally sprouted some extra limbs (sub-genres) without changing its core feel significantly. Obviously, the production techniques have changed a lot, and production quality is a lot cleaner and sounds are more varied than it was before. Though considering the tools producers had back in the 90s, that's to be expected. 


The biggest change was the gradually more common addition melodic vocals, more commonly female and addition of more melodic elements. UK-style and raggae-style rap, however, are still somewhat common. It has however not necessarily become significantly more melodic, as its more rhythmic and dark-sounding styles are still very common to this day. One surprise is that Dub's wubby sound design hasn't largely "taken it over" like it has with Electro, Glitch Hop, Future Bass, and many other EDM genres. When it is used, it usually is very easily distinguishable as Dubstep-inspired. Some earlier EDM-era Drum & Bass also featured a lot of House inspiration to change things up or for chords.


That's actually the thing about Drum & Bass. Other than the rather rigid genre-defining 165-175bpm, what made it so was always, well, its drums and its bass. For the drums, it's the "jungle" pattern we see 90% of the time, the inversed jungle pattern, more commonly known as "Two-Step", and by extension the straight 4/4 full-stepped-half-step cousin "Jump-up". I know that last one made no sense, it's basically a straight 4/4 kick-snare-kick-snare pattern... it should make sense if you check the examples below lol. And then, well, the bass. Bass is a very prominent feature of Drum & Bass, while it can be both smooth and sharp, bright and dark-feeling, in every case, it very often goes down to sub-bass levels.. which cheaper consumer-grade headphones back in the early 2000s could barely even output.. I didn't get burned, what do you mean!? 


But I digress, that is what is key in Drum & Bass, and that is why it is so varied, because everything else is up to the artist, as its intensity ranges from quiet "chillstep"-style Liquid, to energetic and sometimes melodic, up to absolutely balls-to-the-walls upfront NeuroFunk.


Now that you've already heard the terms you may not have recognized, let me explain the main kinds of DnB, all of which are wierdly enough still roughly equally common.

  1. The usual kind, known as simply "Drum & Bass", is the "exciting" type, with upfront bass and melodies and plenty of rhythmic/percussive elements, with a pretty consistent Jungle beat, to keep the energy high! This base genre is the one that gradually became more melodic over time, leaving more space for the next...
  2. Its darker, edgier brother, NeuroFunk, is not "funky" as per the usual meaning. It instead goes for a dark, creepy and/or gritty sound design with most often little melodic strength. It nowadays often resembles Dubstep's grittier subgenres, like Brostep (with toned down wubs) in its sound design. "Neuro" is also used as a descriptor in other genres as well to describe its sound design, alike to how "Future" points at those very familiar jazzy chords.
  3. "Liquid" Drum & Bass is one of those prior-mentioned new limbs. With its soft long-note sub-bass, smooth vocals, piano, immense reverb and delay, and a generally low loudness, it is much less in-your-face and does really great as a moment of rest during logn mixes of high-intensity breakbeats. 


Some people describe this last subgenre as "intelligent DnB", and describes Liquid as all works that gets influenced from typical EDM, but I strongly disagree, as Drum & Bass was built upon those same high-energy principles with examples such as early Sub Focus and Pendulum that already included such influences from late Techno and early EDM. (before that point it wasn't yet called Drum & Bass but simply "Jungle") Also.. "intelligent" ...really?


In other words, Drum & Bass (Melodic, Rocky or not), Liquid Drum & Bass, NeuroFunk, Garage, Hardcore Breakbeat, Breaks-based tracks (with emphasis on Bass) including Jungle (base DnB), Two-Step, Jump-up (minimum 150BPM), Jersey Club, Breakbeat, etc. are all legal. Check examples labelled as such to know what those are.


Preemptive Q&A

Q: I'd like to add other beat patterns than jungle, can I? 

A: Of course! I would suggest going half-step, or adding some Jump-up to switch things up, or mixing it up with more freeform Breakbeat.

Q: Can I do different BPMs?

A: Somewhat, it depends. Are you trying to go for straight Drum & Bass? Then in the strict definition, not really. You can do a half-stepped drop/section, which is basically 80-90BPM, though, and it'll stick as DnB-based. As for Breaks, though, it can range a lot more. Garage, for example, is technically Breaks & Liquid in feel, and it's in the 120-130BPM range like Electro. Go somewhere in between, and you can certainly experiment with BPM more!


Check out our first project's release! https://ultimatehum.bandcamp.com/

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Here are some examples...

...on Battle of the Bits:

coda - climb it [Drum & Bass]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/climb+it.mp3/42519/)

DalekSam - The World In Your Hands [Metal Drumstep/Drum & Bass]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/The+World+In+Your+Hands/21803/)

funute - hyperz00m [Drum & Bass]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/hyperz00m/34556/)

ko0x - Yeti-Encounter [Drum & Bass/NeuroFunk]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/Yeti-Encounter.mp3/38640/)

ko0x - Go With The Flow [Drum & Bass]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/Go+With+The+Flow/21782/)

LittleTheremin - DrumNearBass [Liquid Drum & Bass]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/DrumNearBass.xrns/40918/)

LittleTheremin - piped [Liquid Drum & Bass]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/piped.xrns/29251/)

malmen - Teardown [Melodic Drum & Bass]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/Teardown/17705/)

NerdMcBoon - What, A Water Level in a Space Game! [Liquid Drum & Bass]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/What_+A+Water+Level+in+a+Space+Game%21.it/27834/)

petet - drought demonstration [NeuroFunk]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/drought+demonstration.mp3/38279/)

Sintel - the alien... its a train [Breaks NeuroFunk]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/the+alien...+its+a+train.mp3/27978/)

Strobe - Pirates of the Beard island [Breaks]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/Pirates+of+the+Beard+island/2380/)

Xaimus - Trefoil [NeuroFunk/Breaks]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/Trefoil/2394/)

Xaimus - Neuromodulation [NeuroFunk]

(https://battleofthebits.org/arena/Entry/Neuromodulation/1775/)


...in the usual: (search them on Youtube...)

Afrowhitey & Sporty-O - Down For Whatever (Speciment A & James D'ley Remix) [Drum & Bass]

Andy C feat. Fiora - Heartbeat Loud [Drum & Bass]

Anth M feat. Nori - Like Butterflies [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Arthur & Medic feat. Veela - Stone [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Artificial Intelligence - B.A.D.A [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Astronaut & Far Too Loud - War (Zuko Remix) [Breaks NeuroFunk]

Audio - Headroom VIP [NeuroFunk]

Ayah Marar - Unstoppable (Metrik Remix) [Early-EDM Drum & Bass]

Biometrix - Reality Check [Dub Drum & Bass]

Botnek & I See MONSTAS - Deeper Love (Stonebank Remix) [NeuroFunk/Drum & Bass]

Brookes Brothers - Every Minute (InsideInfo Remix) [Liquid NeuroFunk]

Brookes Brothers feat. Chrom3 - Carry Me On [Drum & Bass]

Bustre - Combine [Drum & Bass]

Bustre - Everything's Different [Liquid Breaks]

Bustre feat. LaMeduza - Don't Forget [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Camellia - ENTRANS OF DA JUNGLE [NeuroFunk]

Camo & Krooked - Move Around [Drum & Bass]

Camo & Krooked - Afterlife (Bceed Remix) [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Camo & Krooked feat. Metrik - Aurora [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Chicane feat. Bo Bruce - Still With Me (Keeno Remix) [Two-Step Liquid Drum & Bass]

Chris.SU feat. MC Fedora & MC Stamina - Illusion of Choice [Liquid DnB/Liquid NeuroFunk]

Concord Dawn - Tonite (Pendulum Remix) [Breaks/Jump-up NeuroFunk]

Culture Shock - I Remember [Drum & Bass]

Danny Darko & Jova Radevska - Time Will Tell (Far Lands Remix) [Liquid Drum & Bass]

DC Breaks - Shaman [NeuroFunk]

Delta Heavy & Dirty Audio feat. HOLLY - Stay (Maduk Remix) [Drum & Bass]

Dimension feat. Bailey Tzuke - All I Need [Drum & Bass]

Disept & Mage - Silence [Two-Step Liquid Drum & Bass]

DJ Fresh feat. Mary - Nervous (Sub Focus Remix) [Drum & Bass]

DJ Fresh feat. Rita Ora - Hot Right Now (Camo & Krooked Remix) [Drum & Bass]

DJ Kentaro feat. Matric & Futurebound - North South East West [Drum & Bass]

DJ Rap - Spiritual Aura (Liondub & PA Remix) [Liquid NeuroFunk]

DMT feat. Krucial - Dreaming [Liquid NeuroFunk]

Don diablo - Silent Shadows (Mind Vortex Remix) [Drum & Bass]

Dr. Octagon - Aliens (Sub Focus Remix) [NeuroFunk]

Draper - Joyride [Melodic Drum & Bass]

Droptek feat. Isabel Higuero - Killing Time [Drum & Bass]

Droptek - Rupture [Drum & Bass]

Ed Rush & Optimal - Bacteria (Pendulum Remix) [NeuroFunk]

Ephixa & Going Quantum - Let's Roll [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Etherwood feat. Hybrid Minds - The Time is Here At Last [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Far Lands feat. Nori - Catch Me [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Feint - Always Here [Melodic Drum & Bass]

Feint feat. Laura Brehm - Defiant [Drum & Bass]

Feint feat. Laura Brehm - Words [Drum & Bass]

Feint feat. Laura Brehm - We Won't Be Alone [Melodic Drum & Bass]

First Air - BEE-U-TIFUL (Extended Mix) [Breakbeat]

Flite - We Are One [Jersey Club DnB/Liquid]

Fox Stevenson - All This Time [Melodic Drum & Bass]

Fox Stevenson - Better Now [Drum & Bass]

Fox Stevenson - Bruises [Drum & Bass]

Fox Stevenson - Dreamland [Rocky Poppy Drum & Bass] <3

Fox Stevenson - Glue Gun [Drum & Bass]

Fox Stevenson - High Five [Upfront Melodic Breaks] [128BPM]

Fox Stevenson - Let This Go [Drum & Bass]

Fox Stevenson - Manage [Dubby Drum & Bass]

Fox Stevenson - Saloon VIP [Drum & Bass]

Fred V & Grafix - Sunrise [DnB/Liquid DnB]

Freestylers feat. Pendulum - Painkiller (Noisia Mix) [NeuroFunk]

Fresh - Submarines (Pendulum Remix) [Drum & Bass]

High Performance - Spirit of Calm [Liquid Drum & Bass]

House of David Gang - Raggae Warrior (Ed Solo & Strickybuds Remix) [Raggae Drum & Bass]

Indivision - Electrician [Drum & Bass]

JayWak feat. Shannon McKinley - Warm Breeze [Jazz Liquid Drum & Bass]

Jem - Just A Ride (Pendulum Remix) [Hybrid DnB] (Liquid+Upfront)

June Miller & James Marvel & MC Mota - Dominator [Neurofunk]

Junk - Univeeeerse RED [Melodic Drum & Bass]

Karma Fields & MORTEN feat. Juliette Lewis - Stickup (Modestep Remix) [Jump-Up NeuroFunk]

kors k vs Akira Complex - message within the rift [Two-Step Melodic DnB]

Koven - Breathing Me In [Melodic Breaks]

Laszlo - Our Arrival [Melodic DnB/Drumstep]

LAZ - Animal Friends [Drum & Bass/Jump-Up]

Le Castle Vania - Disintegration (Memtrix Remix) [Drum & Bass]

LittleTheremin - Fluidman [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Logistics - Let The Senses Clear Your Mind [Hybrid Drum & Bass]

LQ - Keep Hiding [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Matrix & Futurebound - Believe [Drum & Bass]

Matrix & Futurebound feat. Max Marshall - Control [Drum & Bass]

Mazare & RUNN - Where Do We Go [Melodic Drum & Bass]

Meiko - Leave the Lights On (Krot Remix) [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Melano - Don't Fight It [Drum & Bass]

Melano - On Fire [Drum & Bass]

Memtrix - Dare Me [Drum & Bass]

Memtrix - So Alive [Drum & Bass]

Metrik - Distant Shores [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Mind Vortex - Arc VIP [Two-Step Drum & Bass]

Mind Vortex - Hotbox [Drum & Bass]

Modestep - Higher (Chamption Remix) [Drum & Bass]

Muzzy - Children of Hell [Drum & Bass]

Muzzy - Get Crazy [Hybrid Drum & Bass]

Muzzy - Horsepower [Drum & Bass]

Muzzy - Spectrum [Jump-Up Drum & Bass]

Muzzy - Lost Forever] [Rocky Drum & Bass]

Muzzy & Droptek - Warhead [Trap Drumstep/NeuroFunk]

Muzzy feat. Celldweller - New Age [Drum & Bass]

Muzzy feat. Charlotte Haining - Outsiders [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Muzzy feat KG & Skyelle - Calling Out [Two-Step Drum & Bass]

Muzzy feat. Sullivan King - In The Night [Rocky Drum & Bass]

Muzzy feat. UKID - Play [Rocky Drum & Bass]

Muzzy, Koven & Feint - Worth The Lie [Drum & Bass]

Osanzi - Can't Stop Raving (Osanzi Remix) [Hardcore Breakbeat/Japancore]

Paris Blohm & Tritonal feat. Sterling Fox - Colors (Tantrum Desire Remix) [Drum & Bass]

Pendulum - Blood Sugar [Drum & Bass]

Pendulum - Crush [Rocky Drum & Bass]

Pendulum - Girl in the Fire [Drum & Bass]

Pendulum - Salt in the Wounds [Drum & Bass]

Pendulum - Showdown [Rocky Drum & Bass]

(more below)


Check out our first project's release! https://ultimatehum.bandcamp.com/

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Pendulum - Slam [Drum & Bass]

Pendulum - Propane Nightmares [Drum & Bass]

Pendulum - Streamline [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Pendulum - Watercolour [Drum & Bass]

Pendulum - Witchcraft [Drum & Bass]

Pendulum feat. Fresh, $pyda & Tenor Fly - Tarantula [Drum & Bass/Raggae vocals]

Pendulum feat. In Flames - Self vs Self [Heavy Metal Drum & Bass]

Priority One & TwoThirds feat. Jonny Rose - Hunted [Drum & Bass]

Protostar - PURSUIT [Breaks NeuroFunk]

Protostar - New Horizons [Drum & Bass]

Protostar & Muzzy - MELTDOWN [Two-Step Trap Neurofunk??]

Protostar feat. Sam Tabor - Feel Your Heart [Drum & Bass]

Rameses B feat. Aloma Steele - Darkest Place [Complextro Drum & Bass]

Rameses B feat. Charlotte Haining - Dream Catcher [Melodic Drum & Bass]

Rameses B - Virtuality [Liquid/Glitch Drum & Bass]

Rameses B - We Love [Liquid Drum & Bass]

REAPER - OBLIVION [Two-Step NeuroFunk]

REAPER - SAWTOOTH [Neuro Drumstep/NeuroFunk]

REAPER - SICK FLOW [Two-Step Neuro Drumstep/NeuroFunk]

Rootkit - Too Late [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Sabrepulse - Supernatural [Drum & Bass]

Sabrepulse - The Ghost That Haunts Us Both [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Satl x Lips - Everything to Me [Drum & Bass]

Savant - Living iPod [Drum & Bass/Dub Drumstep]

Shirobon feat. Sabrepulse - Cyberstrike [Drum & Bass]

ShockOne feat. Reija Leee - Polygon [Drum & Bass]

ShockOne - Til Dawn [Dub NeuroFunk]

ShockOne feat. Cecil - Underloved [Liquid Garage]

ShockOne feat. Ekko & Sidetrack - Klaxon [Jump-Up/Two-Step NeuroFunk]

ShockOne feat. Reija Lee - A Dark Machine [Drum & Bass]

DM DOKURO - SiIvaGunner - I.C.U. [Dub Drum & Bass]

SLUMBERJACK & Machine Age - Daggers (SLUMBERJACK & ËMMË VIP) [Jump-Up NeuroFunk/Hardcore/Trap]

Snails & Pegboard Nerds - Deep In The Night (Muzzy Remix) [Trap Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Splash [Melodic Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Face Value [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Borrowed Time [Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Get On Up [Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Join the Dots [Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Let the Story Begin [Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Out the Blue [Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Rock It [Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Timewarp [Jump-Up NeuroFunk]

Sub Focus - Deep Space [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus - Smooth [Liquid Drum & Bass]

Sub Focus & Danny Wheeler - Lost Highway [Dub NeuroFunk]

Sub Focus feat. Takura - World of Hurt [Breaks NeuroFunk]

T, Sugah & Zazu - Lost On My Own [Drum & Bass]

T.R.P.Y & Far Lands - Virtual Reality [Melodic Drum & Bass]

Tanchiky & Street - Empty Flow [Liquid NeuroFunk]

Tantrum Desire - Reach [Drum & Bass]

The Prodigy - Champions of London [Rocky Breaks]

The Prodigy - Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) [Drum & Bass]

The Prodigy - Take Me to the Hospital (Sub Focus Remix) [Jump-Up NeuroFunk]

The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up (Sub Focus Remix) [Drum & Bass]

The Sect - Angel [Two-Step NeuroFunk]

Tristam & Braken - Frame of Mind [Melodic Drum & Bass]


...in chiptunes (more or less):

NemesisTheory - Still Blastin' [Drum & Bass]

(https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/354925)

Kubbi - Ember [Hybrid/Two-Step Drum & Bass]

(https://kubbimusic.com/album/ember

Kubbi - Plume [Melodic Drum & Bass]

(https://kubbimusic.com/album/taiga)

Je Mappelle - Open Up [DnB 1:00-1:25]

(https://jemappelle.bandcamp.com/album/gameboy-music-2013-2015)

Auxcide - Meteor [Drum & Bass]

(https://youtu.be/S50UptkGdy0?t=11040)

Blitz Lunar - You Time [Breakbeat]

(https://blitzlunar.bandcamp.com/album/triptunes

Blitz Lunar - You Show [Breakbeat]

(https://blitzlunar.bandcamp.com/album/triptunes)

Blitz Lunar - You Universe  [Breakbeat]

(https://blitzlunar.bandcamp.com/album/triptunes)

dachampster feat. JANX - MASTER OF WINDMILLS [Drum & Bass]

(https://soundcloud.com/dachampster/master-of-windmills-feat-janx)

Ello Costello - Mystify [Two-step DnB until 1:00]

(https://soundcloud.com/ellocostellomusic/mystify)

Fighter X - Harimau [Liquid DnB]

Guérin - Ignition [Drum & Bass]

(https://guerinmu.bandcamp.com/album/magnetosphere)

Guérin - Folded Space [Two-Step NeuroFunk/Drum & Bass]

(https://guerinmu.bandcamp.com/album/meridian)

Hexadecibel - Anima [Drum & Bass]

(https://youtu.be/h0UbZ7QIR5c?t=11512)

Knasibas - YAY [Hardcore Breakbeat]

(https://youtu.be/qTt3cJEhoks?t=255)

Ko0x - Starlight Sugar Moon [Drum & Bass]

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcFWz8bKzY4)

L-Sync - Tal Tal Heights [Drum & Bass]

Meganeko - Epsilon [Drum & Bass]

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJhvWh4UaKs)

Receptor - Ass [Two-Step Drum & Bass]

Sabrepulse - Cart Killa [Drum & Bass]

Sabrepulse - First Crush [Drum & Bass]


Check out our first project's release! https://ultimatehum.bandcamp.com/

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Wish I could I join but I dont have a twitch account and I dont have any music talent at all I can sing though can't make music trust me I've tried


newgrounds.com/audio/listen/900

newgrounds.com/audio/listen/40


These audios is also part of DnB and funk
Rameses B feat. Charlotte Haining - Dream Catcher [Melodic Drum & Bass]
Rameses B - Virtuality [Liquid/Glitch Drum & Bass]
Rameses B - We Love [Liquid Drum & Bass]
REAPER - OBLIVION [Two-Step NeuroFunk]
REAPER - SAWTOOTH [Neuro Drumstep/NeuroFunk]
REAPER - SICK FLOW [Two-Step Neuro Drumstep/NeuroFunk]
Rootkit - Too Late [Liquid Drum & Bass]
Sabrepulse - Supernatural [Drum & Bass]
Sabrepulse - The Ghost That Haunts Us Both [Liquid Drum & Bass]
Satl x Lips - Everything to Me [Drum & Bass]
Savant - Living iPod [Drum & Bass/Dub Drumstep]
Shirobon feat. Sabrepulse - Cyberstrike [Drum & Bass]
ShockOne feat. Reija Leee - Polygon [Drum & Bass]
ShockOne - Til Dawn [Dub NeuroFunk]
ShockOne feat. Cecil - Underloved [Liquid Garage]
ShockOne feat. Ekko & Sidetrack - Klaxon [Jump-Up/Two-Step NeuroFunk]
ShockOne feat. Reija Lee - A Dark Machine [Drum & Bass]
DM DOKURO - SiIvaGunner - I.C.U. [Dub Drum & Bass]
SLUMBERJACK & Machine Age - Daggers (SLUMBERJACK & ËMMË VIP) [Jump-Up NeuroFunk/Hardcore/Trap]
Snails & Pegboard Nerds - Deep In The Night (Muzzy Remix) [Trap Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Splash [Melodic Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Face Value [Liquid Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Borrowed Time [Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Get On Up [Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Join the Dots [Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Let the Story Begin [Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Out the Blue [Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Rock It [Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Timewarp [Jump-Up NeuroFunk]
Sub Focus - Deep Space [Liquid Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus - Smooth [Liquid Drum & Bass]
Sub Focus & Danny Wheeler - Lost Highway [Dub NeuroFunk]
Sub Focus feat. Takura - World of Hurt [Breaks NeuroFunk]
T, Sugah & Zazu - Lost On My Own [Drum & Bass]
T.R.P.Y & Far Lands - Virtual Reality [Melodic Drum & Bass]
Tanchiky & Street - Empty Flow [Liquid NeuroFunk]
Tantrum Desire - Reach [Drum & Bass]
The Prodigy - Champions of London [Rocky Breaks]
The Prodigy - Voodoo People (Pendulum Remix) [Drum & Bass]
The Prodigy - Take Me to the Hospital (Sub Focus Remix) [Jump-Up NeuroFunk]
The Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up (Sub Focus Remix) [Drum & Bass]
The Sect - Angel [Two-Step NeuroFunk]
Tristam & Braken - Frame of Mind [Melodic Drum & Bass]

...in chiptunes (more or less):
NemesisTheory - Still Blastin' [Drum & Bass]
(https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/354925)
Kubbi - Ember [Hybrid/Two-Step Drum & Bass]
(https://kubbimusic.com/album/ember) 
Kubbi - Plume [Melodic Drum & Bass]
(https://kubbimusic.com/album/taiga)
Je Mappelle - Open Up [DnB 1:00-1:25]
(https://jemappelle.bandcamp.com/album/gameboy-music-2013-2015)
Auxcide - Meteor [Drum & Bass]
(https://youtu.be/S50UptkGdy0?t=11040)
Blitz Lunar - You Time [Breakbeat]
(https://blitzlunar.bandcamp.com/album/triptunes) 
Blitz Lunar - You Show [Breakbeat]
(https://blitzlunar.bandcamp.com/album/triptunes)
Blitz Lunar - You Universe [Breakbeat]
(https://blitzlunar.bandcamp.com/album/triptunes)
dachampster feat. JANX - MASTER OF WINDMILLS [Drum & Bass]
(https://soundcloud.com/dachampster/master-of-windmills-feat-janx)
Ello Costello - Mystify [Two-step DnB until 1:00]
(https://soundcloud.com/ellocostellomusic/mystify)
Fighter X - Harimau [Liquid DnB]



I like the art


I am the guy who asked, Alloy fan or something

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At 7/11/21 02:46 PM, RafaMineBloxce wrote:


I can't sadly I dont have enough storage plus I dont have my own laptop for playing it the I dont have enough storage thing is for a laptop i do have but i can barely do anything on it so..


At 7/11/21 11:37 AM, southkoreacountryhum wrote: Hello

Lol I love your name


At 7/11/21 11:53 AM, littewolf49 wrote: Wish I could I join but I dont have a twitch account and I dont have any music talent at all I can sing though can't make music trust me I've tried

You do not need a twitch account to watch the stream, and everything is run on Discord or here on Newgrounds, so no worries. If you feel you can't do everything yourself, try collaborating with someone else! :)


At 7/11/21 12:00 PM, Thomas-Collins wrote: newgrounds.com/audio/listen/900
newgrounds.com/audio/listen/40

Thanks for the suggestions, I've added the Silenced USP one on the #community_exampls channel, though NeuroFunk isn't "funk" in the funky sense. I know, it's kind of a confusing genre name, the important part is "Neuro", which means dark and gritty. :P


At 7/11/21 01:51 PM, HenryStickmln wrote: I like the art

Me too! It was made by @senseitree! Really works well for this Round THREE coming out of nowhere haha

Kinda sucks that the signature got lost in the image resize


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newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1340

newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3645


newgrounds.com/audio/listen/98

newgrounds.com/audio/listen/926


Post it on here, Newgrounds, then link your post on the Discord server's #submit_tracks_here, or just post a link to it on the thead here, we'll put it over there for you!

How do I vote?
You will need to be somewhere where I am on Discord, or add me as a friend. Join our Discord server, the NG Audio Pub Discord server or add me (Maximemoring#7769). Then, just send me a DM with your vote on the 1-to-10 scale whenever you want to vote! (There is also FunkyKarl and pumpuli on our server for that)

What about the next weeks' Rounds?
I will make a post like this every week/Round presenting the new genres, and will be announcing it everywhere. Just keep an eye out for it!

If you have any other question, feel free to ask! Now onto the Theme Pack!
and lots of music examples on after that!

Drum & Bass, NeuroFunk & Breaks

Drum & Bass, is one of the few genres which has actually mostly lived through and stayed the same during the multiple phases of electronic music from its conception. In my living history with it, going from being part of techno music, or in some cases shows alike to rock and metal bands (ex: Pendulum), to EDM hasn't caused this genre to go through multiple existential crises but instead naturally sprouted some extra limbs (sub-genres) without changing its core feel significantly. Obviously, the production techniques have changed a lot, and production quality is a lot cleaner and sounds are more varied than it was before. Though considering the tools producers had back in the 90s, that's to be expected. 

The biggest change was the gradually more common addition melodic vocals, more commonly female and addition of more melodic elements. UK-style and raggae-style rap, however, are still somewhat common. It has however not necessarily become significantly more melodic, as its more rhythmic and dark-sounding styles are still very common to this day. One surprise is that Dub's wubby sound design hasn't largely "taken it over" like it has with Electro, Glitch Hop, Future Bass, and many other EDM genres. When it is used, it usually is very easily distinguishable as Dubstep-inspired. Some earlier EDM-era Drum & Bass also featured a lot of House inspiration to change things up or for chords.

That's actually the thing about Drum & Bass. Other than the rather rigid genre-defining 165-175bpm, what made it so was always, well, its drums and its bass. For the drums, it's the "jungle" pattern we see 90% of the time, the inversed jungle pattern, more commonly known as "Two-Step", and by extension the straight 4/4 full-stepped-half-step cousin "Jump-up". I know that last one made no sense, it's basically a straight 4/4 kick-snare-kick-snare pattern... it should make sense if you check the examples below lol. And then, well, the bass. Bass is a very prominent feature of Drum & Bass, while it can be both smooth and sharp, bright and dark-feeling, in every case, it very often goes down to sub-bass levels.. which cheaper consumer-grade headphones back in the early 2000s could barely even output.. I didn't get burned, what do you mean!? 

But I digress, that is what is key in Drum & Bass, and that is why it is so varied, because everything else is up to the artist, as its intensity ranges from quiet "chillstep"-style Liquid, to energetic and sometimes melodic, up to absolutely balls-to-the-walls upfront NeuroFunk.

Now that you've already heard the terms you may not have recognized, let me explain the main kinds of DnB, all of which are wierdly enough still roughly equally common.

Some people describe this last subgenre as "intelligent DnB", and describes Liquid as all works that gets influenced from typical EDM, but I strongly disagree, as Drum & Bass was built upon those same high-energy principles with examples such as early Sub Focus and Pendulum that already included such influences from late Techno and early EDM. (before that point it wasn't yet called Drum & Bass but simply "Jungle") Also.. "intelligent" ...really?

In other words, Drum & Bass (Melodic, Rocky or not), Liquid Drum & Bass, NeuroFunk, Garage, Hardcore Breakbeat, Breaks-based tracks (with emphasis on Bass) including Jungle (base DnB), Two-Step, Jump-up (minimum 150BPM), Jersey Club, Breakbeat, etc. are all legal. Check examples labelled as such to know what those are.

Preemptive Q&A



At 7/12/21 03:41 PM, Thomas-Collins wrote: newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1340
newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3645

newgrounds.com/audio/listen/98
newgrounds.com/audio/listen/926


Oh alright, I think I see what's going on here. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough, but entering is done with new music that you made for this compo lol not just any music present on Newgrounds lol

I'd suggest you check out the newgrounds post link under "What is The Ultimate Hum?"


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heres my entry

  • Unpublished Submission

At 7/13/21 07:44 PM, Omorious wrote: heres my entry
https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1055511


Your track has been added to the submissions channel on Discord, thank you! :D


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wow this is hypeeee. i've never made 8-bit music. and it's funny, i was just thinking about trying for the first time a few days ago and then saw this.


just read over the general rules and will see about this round and what it entails.


nothing to see here definently not kidnapped by bart simpson!!! :)

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At 7/11/21 08:19 PM, TheUltimateHum wrote:
At 7/11/21 11:37 AM, southkoreacountryhum wrote: Hello
Lol I love your name

At 7/11/21 11:53 AM, littewolf49 wrote: Wish I could I join but I dont have a twitch account and I dont have any music talent at all I can sing though can't make music trust me I've tried
You do not need a twitch account to watch the stream, and everything is run on Discord or here on Newgrounds, so no worries. If you feel you can't do everything yourself, try collaborating with someone else! :)

At 7/11/21 12:00 PM, Thomas-Collins wrote: newgrounds.com/audio/listen/900
newgrounds.com/audio/listen/40
Thanks for the suggestions, I've added the Silenced USP one on the #community_exampls channel, though NeuroFunk isn't "funk" in the funky sense. I know, it's kind of a confusing genre name, the important part is "Neuro", which means dark and gritty. :P

At 7/11/21 01:51 PM, HenryStickmln wrote: I like the art
Me too! It was made by @senseitree! Really works well for this Round THREE coming out of nowhere haha
Kinda sucks that the signature got lost in the image resize


I dont have discord lol sorry about that


Little adjustments were made to the times for this Round only:

  • Entry period will continue to stay open until Sunday 18th evening
  • Voting period will then go on for the entire week until the end of the Saturday 24th 3PM EDT sync-listen stream


Basically this round got an extension, and we're trying out the 2-week pattern that was suggested pre-Newgrounds.


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....aaaand we got a new submission up in here! give it up for ASIKWUSpulse... (don't worry about them being scouted with only one song i know who they are anyways :)) )



hi :)


At 7/14/21 02:28 AM, MoundsofMayhem wrote: here is my submission
https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1055595


At 7/15/21 12:26 AM, 8bitJackie wrote: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1055963
imagine real bit chiptune


At 7/15/21 12:01 PM, ArsenicTeaParty wrote: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/1056119

Here's mine!


Thank you for your submissions! We also posted them in the Discord server :)


At 7/16/21 09:23 PM, calicrazedbeats wrote: No Other Party
https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/864925


This track was not made for The Ultimate Hum (was previously released) and thus isn't valid, sorry. :/

Please read the rules!


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Oops I re-read rules and am gonna maybe attempt this though i've never made dnb :( or 8bit :P :P


At 7/16/21 07:06 AM, TheUltimateHum wrote: Little adjustments were made to the times for this Round only:

Basically this round got an extension, and we're trying out the 2-week pattern that was suggested pre-Newgrounds.


That basically means Entry period keeps running until next Friday 23rd and voting until the end of the Saturday 3PM EDT stream


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I sincerely apologize for the 54 people who got their ears assaulted by my entry "cubes"

so heres my actual entry that i hope is not as terrible as the previous one, thanks!



Just a little over 8 hours left to the Entry Period for this Round!


After that we will have a vote day, so if you're not going to come see the Stream saturday, make sure to come to the Discord server, and give them a listen, then send Maximemoring, Funky Karl or pumpuli your votes out of 10 in a DM!


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Hi


There'll be a synclisten stream happening very soon, in less than 5 minutes actually, where max (TheUltimateHum) will stream all hum round 3 entries

Synclisten (maximemoring's twitch)

this will be removed when synclisten is over


At 7/24/21 02:55 PM, ASIKWUSpulse wrote: Hi

There'll be a synclisten stream happening very soon, in less than 5 minutes actually, where max (TheUltimateHum) will stream all hum round 3 entries
Synclisten (maximemoring's twitch)
this will be removed when synclisten is over


Thanks asikwus X)


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