Darkstep is a subgenre of drum and bass that fuses elements of dark drum and bass with uptempo breakbeats andambient noises (similar to those characteristic of neurofunk). Darkstep music is typically composed in a chromatic scale. Off-time and erratically cut breakbeat samples feature prominently. Darkstep comes from techstep, whereasneurofunk relies on science fiction soundscape and really clean production. Darkstep uses traditional 90s basslines like the Reese bass and soundscapes as well as random distorted drum fills and overdistorted drum patterns.