Glitch Hop Guide

The definition of Glitch Hop has changed throughout the years. Though Glitch Hop has its roots in Hip Hop and Glitch music from the early 00's, it was thrust into the spotlight in the past few years with close ties to Dubstep. Where it was once based on heavily twisted, sliced and distorted glitchy Hip Hop beats, modern Glitch Hop has become a more defined standalone genre, quite detached from its Hip Hop origins. There has been some debate in regards to Glitch Hop vs. Neurohop, however for the purposes of this guide, they will be combined.

Glitch Hop sits between 80-115bpm. Apart from it's relatively slow speed, the defining characteristic of Glitch Hop is the rhythm of its drum sequencing.

More recently, the sounds used can be far more aggressive than their earlier counterparts, taking influence from Dubstep and the Drum & Bass subgenre Neurofunk (hence Neurohop). Modern Glitch Hop can sometimes include influences from other genres, such as Jazz and Future Synth.

2013 - 2014 18 tracks

2011 - 2012 19 tracks


Dubstep and Neurofunk influences have been heavily borrowed from by upcoming Glitch Hop producers, with the term Neurohop being coined for these more aggressive, full on types of tracks.

2000 - 2010 20 tracks

edIT, Boreta, Kraddy and Ooah, the members of The Glitch Mob are credited as having a large impact on the development and progression of Glitch Hop as a genre.

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