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I want to step up my "Steppin" music game up past Happy People and Step In The Name Of Love...Help??

dja_one 11:15 AM - 10 August, 2007
I want to step up my "Steppin" music game up past Happy People and Step In The Name Of Love... Let build it up ya'll. I am sure I am not the only one. I pretty much got about 11 songs that I refer to (5 are R. Kelly) and I know it is much more that I never thought about.

R. Kelly-
Happy People
Step In The Name Of Love
Ladies Night
Love Street
Red Carpet

Ne-Yo - Sexy Love
Donell Jones - I'm Gonna Be
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
Solo - Touch Me
Gap Band - Outstanding
Trey Song - Can't Help But Wait (Newly Added)
djgs 11:18 AM - 10 August, 2007
here are some of mine

michael cooper - stepping to a love song
musiq soulchild - fortnight
groove theory - tell me
702 - steelo
dja_one 11:40 AM - 10 August, 2007
Thats wassup.

Steelo? I would have never thought that...that is the beauty of the internet.
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 12:09 PM - 10 August, 2007
2 of my favorites are...

Sumthin Sumthin - Maxwell
Wifey - Next

Detroit classics not mentioned already include
Just in Case - Jahiem
Don't Talk - Jon B
Enjoy Yourself - Allure
Weekend - Kenny Latimore
Selfish - Slum Village
Find a Way - Dwelle
Games - Chucki Booker
Stay - Temptations

PS: good look on Steelo and groove theory - both of those are my shit...
RnBDJkb 4:13 PM - 10 August, 2007
Another Detroit artists "SHO", your day, your hour
mixes well in the steppers set
a-swift 4:23 PM - 10 August, 2007
i've got quite a few steppers in my collection, i have a crate of steppers. highlights include:

marvin gaye - let's get it on (step remix, turntable lab, DOPE!)
maze - before i let go
JayB1200 4:30 PM - 10 August, 2007
Zhane-Hey Mr Dj
Donell Jones-You Know Whats Up
luther Vandross-Never Too Much
djaction 5:08 PM - 10 August, 2007
damn I had most of this under my 'SMOOTH SHIT' crate.. now im gonna have to go and make a separate 'steppin' crate.. lovin love all this stuff!
Dj K.Smith 5:53 PM - 10 August, 2007
Peep Carl Thomas' new album "So Much Better"... The song is titled Another You (Steppers Mix)
dj cubicle 6:07 PM - 10 August, 2007
This might sound dumb, but are step songs a beginning of the night or end of the night kinda thing? I usually transition from my Motown stuff to stepping music then onto haaht gaaahbage.
matt212 6:16 PM - 10 August, 2007
Nice thread, I was just thinking about this the other week.
ral 6:32 PM - 10 August, 2007
how do you call this music? stepper music?
or the dance? 2 step?
dj shadow from detroit 6:33 PM - 10 August, 2007
its grown folk music!
deejayfatcat 6:42 PM - 10 August, 2007
Ok, I'll take a shot at it.

Glenn Lewis-Dont U Forget It.

If I'm wrong, bear in mind that I'm extra white and have never stepped in my life although, I would like to one day.
Big K 6:56 PM - 10 August, 2007
Those songs you guys are nameing are more of the commercial side of stepping. The stepping crowd would be board after an hour
djaction 6:58 PM - 10 August, 2007
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Those songs you guys are nameing are more of the commercial side of stepping. The stepping crowd would be board after an hour


so list some.. uh.. "underground!?" stepping songs.
Big K 7:08 PM - 10 August, 2007
Staten Island groove Down to the bone
Jeffery mister fix it
Key to the world
Piano Negro
JB Monorail
to name a few
Panic City 8:31 PM - 10 August, 2007
sick idea for a thread man. good job. im taking notess
RnBDJkb 9:57 PM - 10 August, 2007
grr-8 post, Big K
DJJOHNNYM 10:26 PM - 10 August, 2007
Yo, keep it flowin' Big K!

I need to expand my knowledge of this!
dja_one 12:49 AM - 11 August, 2007
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Staten Island groove Down to the bone
Jeffery mister fix it
Key to the world
Piano Negro
JB Monorail
to name a few


That's wassup...good lookin out.
Dj K.Smith 4:07 AM - 11 August, 2007
dja_one, you listed that R. Kelly... You know the entire 2nd cd of Happy People - You Saved Me is a "steppers album"?
jayfunk 5:25 AM - 11 August, 2007
Chicago is a steppin city, ya know

dont forget most of the stuff by Musiq Soul Child

Forethenight
just friends are my 2 all time favorites

as for the true steppin stuff, songs like hauted house or JB are classics
Jay-R 5:55 AM - 11 August, 2007
Koffee Brown- Afterparty. works for me.
dj shadow from detroit 6:54 AM - 11 August, 2007
frontin!
dja_one 3:30 PM - 11 August, 2007
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dja_one, you listed that R. Kelly... You know the entire 2nd cd of Happy People - You Saved Me is a "steppers album"?



Yeah I know but those are the ones I feel and play off that album.
allenbina 11:56 PM - 11 August, 2007
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damn I had most of this under my 'SMOOTH SHIT' crate.. now im gonna have to go and make a separate 'steppin' crate.. lovin love all this stuff!

smooth shit is doing big things. from the bathroom to the clubs! holla!
Cashless 2:08 AM - 27 September, 2007
No one said Lowrell's "Mellow mellow, right on"
dreamkast 3:00 AM - 27 September, 2007
what exactly in steppin music.
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 3:34 AM - 27 September, 2007
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what exactly in steppin music.


Urban Line dance Music like the Electric Slide or Urban Ballroom dancing ...

Think Cupid Shuffle or R- Kelly

Watchwww.youtube.com

Watchwww.youtube.com

It's called Hustle Music in Detroit or Steppers Music in Chicago
The E Head 12:10 PM - 27 September, 2007
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what exactly in steppin music.


Urban Line dance Music like the Electric Slide or Urban Ballroom dancing ...

Think Cupid Shuffle or R- Kelly

Watchwww.youtube.com

Watchwww.youtube.com

It's called Hustle Music in Detroit or Steppers Music in Chicago


Going by the examples posted here in the UK we just call that bad/crap/shit/nasty/garbage music:P
AMF 12:17 PM - 27 September, 2007
One more I didn't see is "Feel so good" by Janet.
DJ FUN TIMES :) 6:51 PM - 27 September, 2007
Step like a Walkman
djransom 8:22 PM - 27 September, 2007
Luther Vandross-Can I Take You Out
Love's Gonna Last
JS-Love Angel
David Banner-Touchin
Busta Rhymes-I Know What U Want
Musiq-Girl Next Door
Keezo Kane-GaGa
Goaple-Closer(my personal fav)
Janet Jackson-Enjoy
ATCQ-I C U Doin It
Mind Blowing Decisions
R. Kelly-Ladies Night
Jaheim-Just In Case
Kindred Family Soul-Where Would I Be
Kindred Family Soul-Stars

I'm drawing a serious blank now. Those are all joints I play.
Nappa 6:53 PM - 4 February, 2009
I wanna revive this thread. Does anybody know any new steepers music?

Slique - Your body

I heard this track the other day and I was feeling it.
typerel 7:41 PM - 4 February, 2009
Not quite sure if it fits the bill, but...

Zhane - Groove Thang
Yasmeen - Blue Jeans
Shaggy - Freaky Girl

I'd step to these.
DJ Wildewood 7:44 PM - 6 February, 2009
any kind of mid tempo rnb, thats bpm from about 85 depending on the song up to about 110, im a steppign dj myself
DJ GaFFle 8:24 PM - 6 February, 2009
James Brown - Blues and Pants (<--- one of the dopest breakbeats ever)
DeezNotes 9:50 PM - 6 February, 2009
Maybe its just me, but it seems like over here when you play stepping songs the people know (step in the name of love + happy people), they're fine. Once you play anything else, the stepping stops. Regular dancing could continue, but its like that commercial where the guy stops walking when someone takes his GPS. I like the song Red Carpet which fits in to that whole steez (in the beginning Kels says "tell me where the steppers at") and the people who are stepping just stop stepping because they don't know the song, but I still play it because it's a good song. It makes me want to ban all organized hokey pokey dancing.
agentorange 9:52 PM - 6 February, 2009
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Chicago is a steppin city, ya know

dont forget most of the stuff by Musiq Soul Child

Forethenight
just friends are my 2 all time favorites

as for the true steppin stuff, songs like hauted house or JB are classics


WOW! this is all called RNB, where I'm from. stepping songs are like line dances. for the most part everything here is classified as "RNB" in my crates.
agentorange 9:54 PM - 6 February, 2009
i'm new to this whole "stepping" genre. i'll rock with it though. but is this really right???? feels kinda weird to subclassify rnb. kinda like "gangbanger rap". i don't know man...
DeezNotes 10:27 PM - 6 February, 2009
I don't classify stepping is a genre. It's a type of dance. Most of the songs listed here are also R&B in my opinion. They are just songs that have a particular type of rhythm people can "step" to.
R-Tistic 1:56 AM - 7 February, 2009
Agentorange....hmm, I mean, it's not really a "subgenre" in that way, but it is a classification and a type of dance, as DeezNotes says. The same way you have "slow jams" or even what I call "Slow grind" songs in which you play at the end of a hype or even "hood" party when you want to play songs with that sexual overtone, versus "slow dancing" type of songs...for my Slow grind, I might play anything from 112 Anywhere, to T-Shirt and panties (cliche) to Knockin the boots, Pony, etc. etc....just songs that people are known to dance freakier to, versus "Forever my lady" and "Here and now" which would be slow dancing songs you'd hear at a wedding.

So yeah...I guess you could make a crate or whatever for Stepping, Slow dancing, line dancing (which is more like Cupid shuffle and Electric Slide), slow grind, Rap remixes, etc. etc.
agentorange 2:03 AM - 7 February, 2009
i can dig it.
agentorange 2:11 AM - 7 February, 2009
yo R-tistic, just came across ur page and listened to the beats u put on. i can dig it, my nigga. u make me wanna set up my equip right now and scratch a couple of hooks in.
R-Tistic 5:38 AM - 7 February, 2009
LOL fa sho..damm, I hadn't even checked the page in like 2-3 years. Good lookin!
stevie o 5:52 AM - 7 February, 2009
what year is this?
Jay Sol 6:02 AM - 7 February, 2009
i call it groove...we had a mixshow on one of the stations out here, 6-7 or groove in the mix. it was awesome!!

my fav's:
Carl Thomas - Another You (Steppers Remix)
Koffe Brown - After Party
Lucy Pearl - Dance Tonight
Tony, Toni, Tone - Let's Get Down
Montell Jordan - Get It On Tonight


also,
Musiq - Forthenight is my jam!!!!
djchrischip 7:27 AM - 8 February, 2009
damn i need to learn more about this grown and sexy music lmao,
DJ EROK.WELL 7:03 AM - 9 February, 2009
dope thread.

my list

After Party - Koffee Brown
Get it on tonight- Montel Jordan
Ascension- Maxwell
Hey Mr. DJ- Zhane
Just Friends - Musiq
Wally Sparks 6:29 PM - 9 February, 2009
Here are a couple of my favorites

G.Womack - Groove With You
Watchwww.youtube.com

The JB's - It's Not The Express (JB's Monorail)
www.imeem.com
bourbonstmc 6:43 PM - 9 February, 2009
What I've noticed: In addition to being soft R & B in a certain BPM range, there's got to be a swing beat- i.e. something happening on the half beat between the 3 & 4 beats.
agentorange 6:47 PM - 9 February, 2009
is this like what teddy riley did, except he called it new jack swing...?
jayfunk 6:52 AM - 10 February, 2009
That Maxwell joint is my jam!! that and just friends are it for me......really anything by Musiq is sick.
imcorn 8:07 AM - 10 February, 2009
damn, love spinnin this type of stuff, never knew it was called "steppin" music haha
Dj Ace 4:34 AM - 2 April, 2011
sticky
djatrain@hotmail.com 6:44 AM - 2 April, 2011
I was out in Vegas kicking it with a stepper's dj and I spin in Chicago. In Vegas they will look at you funny if you through Step in the Name of Love On. That is like commercial steppin. They are on it in Vegas. Real Steppers are on it in Vegas I mean.

I just came from doing a steppers set and yeah they step and walk. Also it's a line dance for too many songs now. They do look tight when the whole floor is doing it. Plus look for a lot of skater dj remixes. They sound tight as hell. They do steppers mixes on V103 and 106.3 in Chicago sometime and I am always like where can I get that music.

Fav music to spin is House up Next is Stepperz!

Music from Shapro, Tim Jonz and Keezo Kane

Few of my fav
Watchwww.youtube.com

Watchwww.youtube.com

This love has power stan mosley
DJJorel 7:45 AM - 2 April, 2011
Dope thread! Keep it goin! (tracking now)
Bjacks41 7:32 PM - 30 September, 2011
Hate I missed this thread. At most steppers sets here in Atlanta, you will not here any R.kelly.
Songs that I practice to and teach to are as follows:
Jeffrey-Love is going to last
Snoop & The Dramatics-Tell me what you really want
Most Marzette Griffin songs
Ray Silkman-My Na Na
R.Kelly-Touched a dream
Cee Lo Green & Melanie Fiona-Fool for you
Phillipe-Listen to me
JB Steppers mix
Jason Weaver-Love Ambition
Go to youtube.com and search for chicago steppers music.
Also check out steppersusa.com they have a full list. And Remember

Keep Steppin All over the World
ced_so_thoed 7:16 PM - 2 July, 2012
ay
DJ Casper - Cha Cha Slide
Khia - Can't wang wit it
Mississippi slide
There are some more slides out there but I don't know the names of them
yep
Logisticalstyles 9:18 PM - 2 July, 2012
Those are just 'line dances'. Steppin is usually done as a couples dance. When the whole room is coupled up and steppin it looks like a line dance, but it's not the same as the Cha-Cha or the Mississippi slide.
ced_so_thoed 9:41 PM - 2 July, 2012
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Those are just 'line dances'. Steppin is usually done as a couples dance. When the whole room is coupled up and steppin it looks like a line dance, but it's not the same as the Cha-Cha or the Mississippi slide.

ay
I know but I need some more line dance music so instead of making a new thread I tried to implant the virus hoping it would spread into a line dance thread. I used to have a cd that was full of line dances. Cannot find it after 4 years.
yep
DTweed 10:40 PM - 2 July, 2012
Honestly most of these songs are R&B to me not exactly stepping. Stepping songs seem to have a different vibe a bounce to it. I could be wrong but just my 2 cents. Donnell Jones to me is just regular R&B grown folks music... never seen anyone step to it
ced_so_thoed 10:50 PM - 2 July, 2012
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Honestly most of these songs are R&B to me not exactly stepping. Stepping songs seem to have a different vibe a bounce to it. I could be wrong but just my 2 cents. Donnell Jones to me is just regular R&B grown folks music... never seen anyone step to it

ay
I concur
yep
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 10:52 PM - 2 July, 2012
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ay
I know but I need some more line dance music so instead of making a new thread I tried to implant the virus hoping it would spread into a line dance thread. I used to have a cd that was full of line dances. Cannot find it after 4 years.
yep



ay - try these

Freakbeat Hustle - Watchwww.youtube.com
Bikers Shuffle - Watchwww.youtube.com
Line of Duty (Janet - Feels So Right) - Watchwww.youtube.com
NA Hustle - (MD III - God Made Me Funky) Watchwww.youtube.com
Bad Girl Hustle - (Lathun - Freak It) Watchwww.youtube.com

and do Wobble, Cupid and maybe the Turbo and you've made every bodies night.

yep
ced_so_thoed 12:09 AM - 3 July, 2012
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ay
I know but I need some more line dance music so instead of making a new thread I tried to implant the virus hoping it would spread into a line dance thread. I used to have a cd that was full of line dances. Cannot find it after 4 years.
yep



ay - try these

Freakbeat Hustle - Watchwww.youtube.com
Bikers Shuffle - Watchwww.youtube.com
Line of Duty (Janet - Feels So Right) - Watchwww.youtube.com
NA Hustle - (MD III - God Made Me Funky) Watchwww.youtube.com
Bad Girl Hustle - (Lathun - Freak It) Watchwww.youtube.com

and do Wobble, Cupid and maybe the Turbo and you've made every bodies night.

yep


ay
#salute
yep
DJ Reflex 1:36 AM - 3 July, 2012
Nice thread! I usually play "Happy People" mixed into "Let's Get It On" or "Sexual Healing". Thanks all for the other options!
dj poisonous handz 2:58 AM - 3 July, 2012
positive k - step up front
djatrain@hotmail.com 10:04 PM - 9 July, 2012
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Honestly most of these songs are R&B to me not exactly stepping. Stepping songs seem to have a different vibe a bounce to it. I could be wrong but just my 2 cents. Donnell Jones to me is just regular R&B grown folks music... never seen anyone step to it



I will tell you this, you need to hit up a real "Steppers" Dj. They step to stuff you would of never thought. My guy out in Vegas where they step for real, got a remix of "Teach Me How to Dougie(just the instrumental) and an old school song over it. Filled the floor when he put it on.

A Stepping song is usually a filler/B song artist put on their albums. Yeah they might step to the commercial ish but real steppers step to underground hits that is not mainstream.

A person that think they know what stepping is request "Step in the name of Love"
A True stepper will request Kenny Loggins Too Early For The Sun

Just like people who say they like house and request the percolator
ontime1269 11:38 PM - 9 July, 2012
Here are a few:

Mary J. Blige ft. Jay Z - Can't Knock The Hustle
Aaliyah - The Thing I Like
Jade - Don't Walk Away
Maxwell - Ascension
Akon - Locked Up
Tatyana - Daydreamin'
Soul 2 Soul - Keep On Moving
Deborah Cox - Sentimental
Salt N Pepa - Shoop
Rashaan Patterson - 6AM
Mel Waiters - Two Step
Mel Waiters - Got My Whiskey
Brian McKnight - Find Myself In You
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 1:00 AM - 10 July, 2012
I love this thread...
R-Tistic 2:27 AM - 10 July, 2012
Roy Ayers - "Searching"
R-Tistic 2:34 AM - 10 July, 2012
Terrace Martin ft. Lloyd "In the sheets"
DJ Remy USA 2:53 AM - 10 July, 2012
Yo Art Pain I been trying to find this Lathun - Freak It forever man that track brings back some memories for me at least.......hmmmm
DJ Remy USA 2:53 AM - 10 July, 2012
Since when is Jay Z cant knock the hustle steppin music
R-Tistic 3:12 AM - 10 July, 2012
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Since when is Jay Z cant knock the hustle steppin music


That beat itself could be though
R-Tistic 3:12 AM - 10 July, 2012
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Yo Art Pain I been trying to find this Lathun - Freak It forever man that track brings back some memories for me at least.......hmmmm


I thought it was only a FAMU thing
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 4:45 AM - 10 July, 2012
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Yo Art Pain I been trying to find this Lathun - Freak It forever man that track brings back some memories for me at least.......hmmmm


I thought it was only a FAMU thing


I thought it was on a So So Def Bass compilation originally but Amazon lists the short version on a Magic Mike compilation.

www.amazon.com

Amazon had a special offer yesterday for a $2 MP3 credit - go here: www.amazon.com and enter HEARTMP3 - not sure if it is still working...

Awww shit - I see they have that Biker's Shuffle on Amazon - need to get a legal- er - "better bit rate" copy of that... I guess I can use that Amazon credit for that.
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 4:51 AM - 10 July, 2012
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Awww shit - I see they have that Biker's Shuffle on Amazon - need to get a legal- er - "better bit rate" copy of that... I guess I can use that Amazon credit for that.


WTF???? It's a 155 bitrate MP3 - I though Amazon had 256 or above???

I think my YouTube Riper - other original copy that I had is 192...

oh well, at least the artist got paid now and I am legal (dummy)...
ontime1269 4:59 AM - 10 July, 2012
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Since when is Jay Z cant knock the hustle steppin music



Steppin' Music doesn't always have to be R&B. There are Rap songs that people step to. Some even have steppers' remixes. Two songs I remember being popular off of the top of my head are:

Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot
P. Diddy - Shake Ya Tailfeather

Here are a couple of newer(Rap)songs I have in my steppin' folder:

S.S.G. 'Z - Independent(Doing Yo Thang)
DJ Quik ft Gift Reynolds - Luv Of My Life
DJ Remy USA 1:58 PM - 10 July, 2012
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Yo Art Pain I been trying to find this Lathun - Freak It forever man that track brings back some memories for me at least.......hmmmm


I thought it was only a FAMU thing


I was in the Army when I heard it honestly this lil spanish mami put me on to it....hence the memories afterwards...lol
DJ freestylefrenzy 5:26 AM - 12 July, 2012
usually the zhane tracks are good!!!
did one with my new vci 380 a while back

Watchwww.youtube.com
RnBDJkb 9:13 PM - 12 July, 2012
Here are a few to add to the step list that have worked well for me:
Steppin- Public Announcement
Soul steppin- Will Downing
Keep stepping- Will Clayton
Old School soul- Will Wheaton
Friday- Sir Charles
the_black_one 11:27 PM - 12 July, 2012
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usually the zhane tracks are good!!!
did one with my new vci 380 a while back

Watchwww.youtube.com


i would not posting this with my name on it. It's rough
Taipanic 1:40 PM - 13 July, 2012
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Yo Art Pain I been trying to find this Lathun - Freak It forever man that track brings back some memories for me at least.......hmmmm


I thought it was only a FAMU thing


Big song for me here in Tampa Bay when it came out. Nothing but Booty Music & Breaks all night long to a packed house, good times....
Here is the version I have, CDS with Love You Down:
www.discogs.com
ontime1269 8:21 PM - 13 July, 2012
That is a tight track. I totally forgot about it. I'm gonna play it tommorrow night.
WileECoyote 9:19 PM - 13 July, 2012
I love this thread. I'm getting into the step culture here in the Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). I had noooooooo idea.
ontime1269 3:15 AM - 14 July, 2012
I found myself in a situation about 6 years ago when I DJ'ed at this spot. I was the resident DJ and we started having multiple steppin' nights. I had to give up nights because I didn't have enough music to cover those nights and really had no idea where to start to acquire the proper music. Other DJ's I knew weren't much help, well, probably didn't want to help.....if you get my drift. I made it a point to never let something like that happen again. I don't get any steppin' gigs but I've made sure that I have plenty of music just in case. So I'll contribute more to this thread so the same thing doesn't happen to someone else. Most of the tracks are older but there are a few that are pretty new. Here we go:

Carl Thomas ft LL Cool J - She Is
Carl Thomas - I Wish
Bigg Robb ft Sir Charles Jones - Grown & Sexy(Remix)
Bigg Robb - Suga Shack
Klass Band Brotherhood - Suga Shack
TK Soul - Party Like Back In The Day
Willie Clayton - Party Like We Used To Do
Guy - Tell Me What You Like
Jagged Edge - Baby
Jennifer Hudson - Don't Look Down
Jill Scott - Lonely Day
Lamont Starr - Float Away
Leah Labelle - Sexify
Lloyd - Cupid
R. Kelly - Share My Love
Robin Thicke - Love After War
Anthony Hamilton - Struggle No More
Bigg Gipp - Steppin' Out
Monica - Knock Knock
Erick Sermon ft Marvin Gaye - Music
Lionel Richie - I Call It Love
Erykah Badu - Back In The Day
Jimmy Cozier - She's All I got
Joe - If I Was Your Man
Fabolous ft Neyo - Make Me Better
Jill Scott - Whatever
Geral Levert - DJ Don't
Fantasia - When I See You
J. Marc - Pause
Ivory - Relax & Party
R-Tistic 3:43 AM - 14 July, 2012
Another one I like, K-Jon "Dancing shoes"
Paris Pinkney 5:40 PM - 17 July, 2012
My in-laws, all they do is step.

K-Jon – the ocean
Lee Oskar – Haunted House
Temptations – Stay
Bobby Hutton – 20 Years Later
Gerald Levert – Click the Glass
Gerald Levert – Didn’t I
Robin Thicke – Lost Without You
Ga Ga Ga – Kezo Kane


Here is one I like
SaRa Creative Partners – The Bone Song
Que Jitsu 12:43 AM - 3 August, 2012
Don't forget the greatest RAP steppin song!

21 Questions - 50Cent
DJ GOOK 5:29 PM - 5 August, 2012
A chicago stepper told me that all music is steppin music
DJJorel 10:43 PM - 5 August, 2012
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A chicago stepper told me that all music is steppin music


Haha...my cousin from Chicago told me the same exact thing...
RaySwift 1:50 AM - 6 August, 2012
The question i need to know is where can I find these songs. Especially the hard to find besides iTunes??
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 3:12 PM - 7 August, 2012
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The question i need to know is where can I find these songs. Especially the hard to find besides iTunes??


1st rule of playing Steppers Music is never tell anyone where to get Steppers music...

Actually a couple of guys I know protect their library with a passion. A few are using ITCH and Virtual DJ with auto-sync so no true mixing skills so their claim to fame is having "rare cutz" that few other people have.

The bar I spin sometimes has Steppers early from 5p-10p so I just need a hours worth or so to transition them to mainstream Urban - by Midnight - I am dropping usually Travis Porter and Jeezy....
DJ Reflex 4:40 AM - 8 August, 2012
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1st rule of playing Steppers Music is never tell anyone where to get Steppers music...



LOL ... nice!
smoothgrooves 10:21 PM - 10 August, 2012
Thanks for the posts DJ's. I will definitely share my 2cents worth. @ work now but I will post as much as I know within 48 hours. Peace
DJJOHNNYM_vSL3 10:29 PM - 10 August, 2012
So what actually makes "Steppin" music "Steppin" music?

A certain genre? BPM? Certain Artists?

What do all of these songs have in common?
DJ GaFFle 9:16 AM - 13 August, 2012
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A chicago stepper told me that all music is steppin music

Yea right. THere's plenty of music out there that would make them seem left-footed.
dj_craigmac 9:27 PM - 13 August, 2012
(Slyly peeks in looks left then right SMIRKS backs outta thread quietly snickering under breathe adds absolutely nothing to the convo)

Steppin is like HOUSEMUSIC... Its a feeling
djatrain@hotmail.com 1:18 PM - 25 August, 2012
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(Slyly peeks in looks left then right SMIRKS backs outta thread quietly snickering under breathe adds absolutely nothing to the convo)



Steppin is like HOUSEMUSIC... Its a feeling


True!!
djatrain@hotmail.com 1:26 PM - 25 August, 2012
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A chicago stepper told me that all music is steppin music


I don't think that was a real stepper you were talking to. I don't think real steppers will step to Rick Ross, These N_ggas Can't hold me back or Nikki M Stupid Ho.

These steppin' songs have a certain beat to them. It's a cut on Tyga's album that I've played where real steppers where and they got down to it.

Stepping songs are usually B songs or filler songs on artist albums. Listen to Missy Elliot(sp?) Puzzy don't fail me now. Steppers eat that ish up. That is a steppers' beat.
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 5:34 PM - 25 August, 2012
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A chicago stepper told me that all music is steppin music


I don't think that was a real stepper you were talking to. I don't think real steppers will step to Rick Ross,


I had them going with that Rick Ross - Aston Martin Music for a minute back when that was new - LOL (but was trying to work Even Deeper by Rick Ross - never took off)

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Stepping songs are usually B songs or filler songs on artist albums. Listen to Missy Elliot(sp?) Puzzy don't fail me now. Steppers eat that ish up. That is a steppers' beat.


Oooooohhh... That was my joint, I have to start playing that again, I forgot about it.
dj madi 3:36 AM - 26 August, 2012
tribe called quest-c u doin it
sylenna johnson-special ocassion
controllers-stay
jb's-monorail
james brown-superbad superslick(slow version)
taste of honey-i love you
melba moore-hard not to like you
archie bell and the drells-hard not to like you
surface-happy
gerry woo-help yourself
heatwave-mind blowin
big robb-keep on steppin
gerald levert-baby you are
wooten brothers-tell me
bobby caldwell-down for the third time
midnight star-feels so good
most james brown songs
case-missin you
bobby rush-big fat woman
denise williams-cause you love me
patrice rushen-remind me
earth wind & fire-i wanna be with you
denise williams-It's Your Conscience
william devaghn-be thankful
erakah badu-back in the day
juicy-suga free
floaters-float on
frankie beverly ft maze-before i let go
frankie beverly ft maze-cant get over you
luther vandross-for you to love
luther vandross-human
phill collins-in the air tonight(88 version)
freddie jackson-you are my lady
janet jackson-spendin time
randy crawford-give me the night(smooth remix)
mac band-love you to the limit
whispers-olivia(lost and turned out)
bb&q-genie
kleeer-tonight
midnight star-close to midnight
cherrelle-when you look in my eyes
s.o.s band-tell me
s.o.s band-no one's gonna love you
s.o.s band-even when you sleep
teddy pendergrass-believe in love
barry white-come on
dj madi 4:14 AM - 26 August, 2012
D'angelo-lady
isley brothers-float on(original and remix)
shade shiest-where i wanna be
mint condition-whoa
stephannie mills-watcha gonna do with my lovin(i like the 12"version it's 8 mins long)
el debarge-lay with you
gap band-ouststanding(12" version)
will downing has alot of songs for steppers
zhane ft queen latifah-request line(remix)
shanice-i love your smile
lisa stanfeild-never gonna give you up
lisa stansfeild-never gonna fall in again
lisa stansfeild-been aroun the world
soul II soul-keep on movin
sybil-don't make over
en vouge-whatever (remix)
isley brothers-lets make love tonight
isley brothers between the sheets
glenn jones-stay(1990)
eugene wild-get you home tonight
billy ocean-love zone
stylistics-hurry up this way
biggie-fuckin you tonight
bobby mcferrin-friends
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 5:24 AM - 26 August, 2012
Wow, I was curious to see if this thread would come up in a Search for "Steppers Music" - look what I found....

Steppers USA - Steppers Music List
www.steppersusa.com

This list comes from the Facebook steppers music group www.facebook.com of songs to step to. This list is by no means exhaustive but it is a good place to start. The songs in this list have already been posted in the group so if you can browse through it or search. Most of the music on this list can be found on YouTube as the only music allowed in the group are from YouTube or Facebook Video.

Glad I don't spin ONLY steppers music for a living, that list is like buying a Hard drive - any Microwave can become a Steppers DJ now - LOL. ('cept you still gotta find the songs - no blog/downloads)

This is gonna keep me busy for a minute....
djatrain@hotmail.com 2:38 AM - 27 August, 2012
You might be able to get some songs from a few oh my old steppers mixes.

www.mixcloud.com

www.mixcloud.com

www.mixcloud.com

A lot of true steppers like those deep cuts/rare finds. Like a dj/producer will put out a bangin track and the only way you can get it is from another dj or hope to find it. Steppin' music is not all commercial tracks. Just like house music.
DeezNotes 1:35 AM - 3 September, 2012
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Wow, I was curious to see if this thread would come up in a Search for "Steppers Music" - look what I found....

Steppers USA - Steppers Music List
www.steppersusa.com

This list comes from the Facebook steppers music group www.facebook.com of songs to step to. This list is by no means exhaustive but it is a good place to start. The songs in this list have already been posted in the group so if you can browse through it or search. Most of the music on this list can be found on YouTube as the only music allowed in the group are from YouTube or Facebook Video.

Glad I don't spin ONLY steppers music for a living, that list is like buying a Hard drive - any Microwave can become a Steppers DJ now - LOL. ('cept you still gotta find the songs - no blog/downloads)

This is gonna keep me busy for a minute....

I'm no "steppers" dj by any means, but but this list looks like it has a LOT of filler in it. I recently deleted a lot of these songs from my crates, cause like most music that's centered around a certain type of function, they just sit and never get played. Most of the stuff posted in this thread should be enough. I know I'm not the only one with a lot of filler / B-side tracks in here... I'm over it.
DJ P. doral 6:15 PM - 21 June, 2014
All of these you posted in here is great guys thank you for the start. Havent played music in years but starting up again. One question though. Dont you think that there are two steppers hardcore steppers and wanna be steppers. You must have two types of steppin music. One for the hard core and the others for the rest what do you all think. By the way Im from the Chi where it all happens.
DJ Benny B NYC 1:38 PM - 24 June, 2014
Here's a new one that they're playing constantly on WBLS in NY

Watchwww.youtube.com
Gilbert Jacinto 4:52 PM - 24 June, 2014
Brian McKnight - Hold Me
Watchwww.youtube.com

Brian McKnight - You Should Be Mine
Watchwww.youtube.com

Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On (Extended Remix)
Watchwww.youtube.com

Shola Ama - You're the One I Love
Watchwww.youtube.com

Jade - Don't Walk Away
Watchwww.youtube.com

Just some gems I keep up my sleeve.
RonDu 5:15 PM - 24 June, 2014
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positive k - step up front



LMAO. Good one!
Mr Goldfingers 6:18 PM - 27 January, 2015
I know this thread is old as dust - but I gotta add some:

Supernatural thing - Ben E. King
Boneyism - Boney James
Before You Break My Heart - Gene Dunlap
On the Ocean - K'jon
You Might Win - Kem
Nobody - Kem
I Cried All The Way Home (Dramatics) [favorite]
Soon - Gelka
So Into You - Ledisi
Number One Hit - R. Kelly
The Creator Has A Master Dub - Tim Jonz
For Who You Are - Res
Mr Goldfingers 6:23 PM - 27 January, 2015
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All of these you posted in here is great guys thank you for the start. Havent played music in years but starting up again. One question though. Dont you think that there are two steppers hardcore steppers and wanna be steppers. You must have two types of steppin music. One for the hard core and the others for the rest what do you all think. By the way Im from the Chi where it all happens.


Absolutely - I spun a wedding reception a few weeks ago with some "steppers". The only thing they wanted to step to was Step in the Name of Love, Happy People, & Red Carpet. I transitioned to "non-commerecial" steppers music, and the "steppers" had a seat.
djatrain@hotmail.com 7:23 PM - 27 January, 2015
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Absolutely - I spun a wedding reception a few weeks ago with some "steppers". The only thing they wanted to step to was Step in the Name of Love, Happy People, & Red Carpet. I transitioned to "non-commerecial" steppers music, and the "steppers" had a seat.


LOL, I always get that. People that think they are steppin', then you throw on a real steppin song and they have no clue. Most of the time those (Only RKelly known songs steppers) are not even stepping. They are boppin. Have some real steppers at a gig and they will ask you where is the powder to throw on the floor.
JeffJP 1:51 AM - 19 January, 2016
A really good one is "Sexy Eyes" by Dr. Hook
Scientiphyk 3:18 PM - 26 March, 2016
There are a number of songs on Raphael Saadiq's "Ray Ray."
AVDJ $am $oul 6:07 AM - 12 May, 2016
Thanks...I'm following
DJ & cream 10:30 PM - 15 October, 2016
I have been looking for a site like this for a long time hope ive found it. Help me build my list with smooth and traditional steppin music... here are a few of my favorites.

Cat Stevens-Was Dog a doughnut.

Loggins & Messina- Pathway to Glory

Alicia Myers- If You Play Your Cars Right

One Way-Something in the past

(Alvin Stone-I Feel Like Steppin)LOL

Johnny "Guitar" Watson-Superman Lover

Frankie Beverly- Golden Time Of Day

Faze-O -Riding High

The J.B's- Pass The Peas

Ohio Players- Heaven Must Be Like This
dj_craigmac 1:18 AM - 16 October, 2016
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I have been looking for a site like this for a long time hope ive found it. Help me build my list with smooth and traditional steppin music... here are a few of my favorites.

Cat Stevens-Was Dog a doughnut.

Loggins & Messina- Pathway to Glory

Alicia Myers- If You Play Your Cars Right

One Way-Something in the past

(Alvin Stone-I Feel Like Steppin)LOL

Johnny "Guitar" Watson-Superman Lover

Frankie Beverly- Golden Time Of Day

Faze-O -Riding High

The J.B's- Pass The Peas

Ohio Players- Heaven Must Be Like This




HEATWAVE - MIND BLOWING DECISION
dj magic 989 8:04 PM - 29 October, 2017
there are so many Steppers and Ballroom songs
Stepping is a chicago style of dancing
Ballrooming is a Detroit style of dancing

even thought they may use some of the same songs they two types of dancing is different ballroom is a 4 step count stepping is a 8 count

i am a Ballroom dancer i have yet to take any stepping classes (no detroit style ballrooming is not dancing with the stars type of ballroom dancing)
D-Noel-Productions 2:41 PM - 30 October, 2017
Derrick Donaldson - "I Don't Wanna Dance" :-)
RonDu 3:56 PM - 30 October, 2017
That has got ot be a Midwestern thing. The only requests I get are the ever so common 2 R. Kelly joints.
dj magic 989 9:37 PM - 30 October, 2017
When you're a ballroom or steppers DJ you don't get request the whole party is just Ballroom e and stepping maybe what some people call line dancing but we call it Hustle and thats nothing else
dj magic 989 9:38 PM - 30 October, 2017
I have a party sunday all ballroom & stepping
R-Tistic 12:37 AM - 31 October, 2017
Truth Hurts ft. DJ Quik - I'm not really lookin
R-Tistic 12:39 AM - 31 October, 2017
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Derrick Donaldson - "I Don't Wanna Dance" :-)


I can't find this
dj magic 989 12:44 AM - 31 October, 2017
I just found a a-to-z list of Chicago Steppin Music Skates on the website steppers usa.com music/ list

Also look up Urban Ballroom radio.com/chart/detroit-ballroom-top-20-chart
dj magic 989 1:50 AM - 31 October, 2017
Look up Detroit ballroom on youtube all the ballroom music you need
DJ Art Pumpin Payne 5:52 AM - 31 October, 2017
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I just found a a-to-z list of Chicago Steppin Music Skates on the website steppers usa.com music/ list

i think i posted a link to that list earlier up in the thread but worth a repost.

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Wow, I was curious to see if this thread would come up in a Search for "Steppers Music" - look what I found....

Steppers USA - Steppers Music List
www.steppersusa.com


Cool bump on the thread...

Wow this thread is from over 5 years ago when I had a residency in Detroit at a bar that catered to balleroomers and steppers everyday 'cept Friday and Saturday nights. It started over10 years ago...
dj magic 989 2:12 AM - 1 November, 2017
Its still alive and well ,i think its growing