Saturday, April 9, 2016

Marquese (Nonstop) Scott - Pumped Up Kicks (Dubstepping)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part I of a two part series on "Dubstepping". "Dubstepping" is popping (dancing) to Dubstep music.

Part I provides information about dubstepping and focuses on master dubstepper Nonstop (Marquese Scott). Biographical information about Marquese Scott is included in this post along with two videos of Marquese Scott's "Pumped Up Kicks" dubstepping performances.

Selected comments about Nonstop's dubstepping from these videos' discussion threads are also included in this post.

Click Part II showcases the same videos that are featured in Part I but focuses on the use of vernacular English terms to compliment Marquese Scott (Nonstop)'s dubstepping.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Marquese Scott for his dancing talent and skills. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

"Dubstep... is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London, England. It emerged in the late 1990s as a development within a lineage of related styles such as 2-step garage, broken beat, drum and bass, jungle, dub and reggae.[2] In the UK the origins of the genre can be traced back to the growth of the Jamaican sound system party scene in the early 1980s.[2][3] The music generally features syncopated drum and percussion patterns with bass lines that contain prominent sub bass frequencies.”...

From What Is Dubstep? By Ben Norman, Updated November 24, 2014.
"Definition: Dubstep is a new genre within electronic dance music. The best way to recognize a dubstep track or mix is by the reverberating sub-bass that is present in most productions. The sub-bass is reverberated at different speeds to give a sense of movement and insistence. The tracks are typically higher in BPM, ranging between 138 and 142 typically. The style does not favor four-to-the-floor beats, instead relying on spaced, syncopated percussion that the listener typically adds their own mental metronome to...

Origin: Arising in the late 90s/early 00s, the genre has lately seen a more pronounced foothold in mainstream music. Dubstep originated from dub remixes of 2-step garage that was taking over London at the time. Remixers attempted to introduce new sounds into the 2-step genre, resulting in a sound that would soon require its own name. Dubstep, the word, is simply the combination of "dub" and "2-step"...

...Many think that dubstep dance is a type of dance. However, dubstep dance is actually not how you should call it. Dubstep dance is actually popping with an emphasis in animation performed to the sounds of dubstep music. There is no such thing as dubstep dance. But there is such a thing as dubstep music.

So you don’t call it a dubstep dance but a popping or animation dance to dubstep music. The dance has been named as dubstep due to the popularity of the music. It got its popular name as dubstep dance because it is the most commonly used dance style when dancing to any dubstep music. Dubstep music has a beat frequency of 140 beats per minute. It has certain elements such as the build up, the kick and snare, drop and beat down and many others. Some techno sounds are also incorporated to it.”…

"Marquese Scott (born November 5, 1981) is an American Popping dancer. His work has been seen in music videos that he creates, TV shows such as The Ellen DeGeneres Show, advertisements, and live performances at award shows. He has signed with XCel Talent Agency and is part of the dance crew Dragon House. His YouTube channel is WHZGUD2, which includes many dances. His dance videos include Higher, Set Fire To The Rain, Wake Me Up, Fresh, Hanging On, and his most popular, Pumped Up Kicks....

Scott's 53rd YouTube upload, a video of himself dancing to a Butch Clancy remix of Foster the People's Pumped Up Kicks in 2011 is what propelled Mr.Scott to stardom. The Pumped Up Kicks dubstep remix of Scott dancing went viral, gaining 1.5 million views in four days and over 5 million in one week.[2] The viral video currently has over 123 million views. All his videos on his WHZGUD2 channel currently have a combined viewing total of over 360 million with 1.7 million YouTube subscribers.

Mr.Scott dances to dubstep, a type of music that originated in London, United Kingdom, and his animation incorporates the elements of waving, gliding, tutting and popping. Marquese then takes those elements and creates his own transitions which result in a unique dance video. Marquese has had a major role in fashion as well. Many of his followers turn to Marquese for their fashion style. Scott often wears a wide variety of hats, jeans and often dances in Jordan sneakers.[3] While it has been said that he "moves in ways that don’t seem real",[2] his videos are not aided by trick photography. Scott reflects his body movements in real time,[2] and are un-choreographed.[3][6] Following the viral success of the Pumped Up Kicks video, Scott appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on two different occasions.[3] Scott continues to do work with television and online advertisements that include companies ranging from Coca Cola to Ferrari.”...


WHZGUD2, Uploaded on Sep 23, 2011
As of April 9, 2016 at 12:40 PM this video had 123,734,128 views and 214,937 comments.

Video #2: Marquese NONSTOP Scott on the Ellen Show

PoppingBattlez, Uploaded on Oct 5, 2011

My Homie!!! Dragon House: Nonstop on the Ellen Show

check out his youtube channels: WHZGUD and WHZGUD2

These comments are presented in chronological order with the oldest comments by year given first*. However the comments aren't necessarily in chronological order. I've assigned numbers to these comments for referencing purposes only.

Information about the music is given in the beginning comments in each discussion thread.

*These compilations are only a small sample of the comments in those discussion thread, in part because my computer stopped loading comments after a certain number of reloads.

Selected Comments From Video #1 PUMPED UP KICKS|DUBSTEP
1. shawn de souza
"What's the song called"

2. TheTox1ne
"Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (Butch Clancy Dubstep Remix)"

3. Louis Solari
"This is the video that made dubstep popular. When this reached 80 million views dubstep was searched 30x more than before into YT. :D"

4. deltaomegaable
"As edited as this may look I will say first and foremost that this is real. Not many possess the skill to pull this off therefore I kindly salute the people who created this outstanding piece of art."

5. Ace portgas D.
"This guy single handedly made dubstep dance ( poppin) FAMOUS D:"

6. Andrew Chi Osbourne
"I tell ya this Marquese Scott he is really something.I'man old school B-Boy from the early 80's & for who don't know about street dance & disrespect street dancing should think about the hours upon hours & practice that have to put in to perfect our dance moves which is not easy,this is why my hat goes off to Marquese,Respect is due every time!"

7. koolhaddi25
I remember seeing this video for the first time, there were only about 100 views, and I was like, "damn, more people need to see this guy." and I showed everybody I knew. Sure enough here we are with 96 million views. This video was the first time I started popping, and I never stopped after this, I would make a video, but I just don't think I am to that level yet.

8. Moe Ron
"DUDE, dude, d.u.d.e. Marquese Scott. This song. This video. These moves...Need I say more? My God man. This is the. best. ever. seen. I've watched all of his videos and damn near everyone elses videos. I keep coming back to this one! This is it! Others might match him in talent or style but he just has IT. You know IT. That special awesomeness. F ya'll, I'll keep watching this and grinning my ass off! You rock NONSTOP!"

9. RetroMultiGamers
"50% of the time i thought the video was lagging...Turns out it was this guy -.-"
Here's information about the term "lag" ("lagging") from
"Lag is a slow response from a computer. It can be used to describe any computer that is responding slower than expected. However, the term is most commonly used in online gaming...

If your Internet connection is slow or inconsistent (which is common with a shared wireless connection), your system may not send and receive enough data to keep up with other players. This lag may produce choppy frame rates and cause a delay between your input and what happens on the screen."...
Here's a definition of lagging from Video #2's discussion thread in response to a question about that term:
Muse Sona, 2011
"@iammefan17 Not fully loaded or that it glitches and pauses throughout playing."

10. BimaSFX2 years ago
so close to 100m views! Congratz man you really deserve it! Ive been here for a while and I remember seeing this video at only 5m its really crazy seeing how big you have gotten mad props! Keep up the good work
"mad" in the phrase "mad props" is an intensifier which means "a lot of props" (acknowledgements of) proper respect (the respect that the person is due).

11. useyourname247365
"I remember when this first came out and people said he was fake and was slowing the videos down. Like not even two years later he was on Ellen. Keep it up man you are a legend and in my eyes the original to this dancing technique."

12. Swimmyeli
"The most amazing thing about it is how he glides on the ground as if he is on a conveyor."

13. Jesse Jackson
"I'm old school an I love it. how pop locking has evolved from my day. slow motion, reversing the moves with the beat. Make me want to get back out there lol"

14. cameron holton
"He has never been able to hit that reverse like he did after he made this still amazes me how perfect that move is in this video...every pumped up kicks performance he has done, he. has never been able to hit that reverse like he did in this video...this video is the reason alot of people started dancing a few years ago...everybody was amazed as for the first time he vibrated to the beat when it was dropping...that was nowhere near popular until he created this video...he brought the old style of popping back to life in a new original style with this video...I'm so happy he made this* I'm even more happy to have seen REMOTEKONTROL on SYTYCD for the first time years ago, because that is was brought so much back to life..."
*This word is fully spelled out in this comment.

15. Maryah Carrigan
"if followed you for years I'm absolutely enamored by your dancing, if I could move or pop just a little bit as smooth as a you. I'd be on top of the's captivating watching you my friend... God gave you a beautiful gift... iv been break dancing, popping, and just grooving to beats in instep for almost 20 yrs and still have never encountered somebody of your abilities @a club or rave. ur#1-RYAH"

16. Joseph Tresca
"Marquese, my 3 year old son watches this video and loves your dancing. I'm a huge fan now as well. You are an inspiration. Your dancing reminds me of the first time I saw Michael Jackson do the moonwalk. You defy gravity and seem to control time, amazing!"

17. Brandon Jeffers
"Metallica has the black album, Celine Dion has my heart will go on... Nonstop has pumped up kicks. Every person has that timeless classic that forces their place into history."

18.Gabricus The Great
"Marquese, I am very much inspired by your craft and the music you have in your videos. I have always enjoyed you and Poppin John together. You guys are great entertainers. Keep it up! :-)-Mike (Spokane)"

19. Revneds Smith
"Within its style this is the peek. No one has ever surpassed this and its hard to imagine anyone ever will"

20. PolarChips
"I can't believe how some people can look at true piece of art and beauty and dislike it. Seriously? You have no idea how many hours of practice and effort this took to make. The least you could do is appreciate that."

21. Charity Lawson
"this is really hard to do you can tell so all the haters that say this is so easy just go away because he likes dancing and does an amazing job on it. YOU TRY TO WALK IN SLOW-MO ITS NOT THAT EASY "

22. Michael Cuffe
"The performance of a master. Amazing co-ordination, control and timing."

22. Cammiboe
"Even if it isn't your style of choice you have to appreciate it. This requires so much agility, strength, flexibility and grace. I always come back to this performance. Nothing quite like it."

24. Caleb Estep
"Marquese is like James Brown was to Funk! The Godfather of Dubstep dance!"

25. Dylan Kachaka
"Ahhh Dubsyep with Wobbles its been some time"

Selected Comments From Video #2: Marquese NONSTOP Scott on the Ellen Show
1. David Baker
"Wats the song name"

2. Fat Casual
"@CODKING42 It's "Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks (Butch Clancy Dubstep Remix)"
Here's a link: watch?v=49n7jgBplYc"

3. TheSweaterKid
"@CODKING42 the original song is pumped up kicks it won an alternate music award in 2010 you can probably find the song used there under pumped up kicks dubstep"

4. Ryan Boudreau
"@brianater19 there's nothing wrong with his legs.... that's just his dancing style. It's his own style and he incorporates his flexibility and footwork skills into popping and waving (types of dancing). Thus we have NONSTOP lol "

5. Yassine Bricha
"NONSTOP appears
Gravity disappears"

6. BunnyLMTK
"He is losed control 1:25 (PL)"

7. Ethan Fragalw
"did he almost fall at 1:24 ?"

8. rugbyflankerted7
"1:25 was def a stumble, but man...he made that look awesome."

9. Victor Barnes II
"To be real, Nonstop did not mess up at 1.25, because I saw a pop in the stop when he switched feet. This is official and look for yourself. The game is changing folks recognize and adapt."

10. sacampbell719
"I saw his video before this one, I thought it was fake... But this proves me wrong! That's talent!!"

11. azahnd82
"Worst audience ever."

12. iTeriyakid
He got a standing ovation...
If they cheered while he was dancing, the clapping and yelling would have more sound over the music and he'd end up off beat."

13. caribbeanNO1
"wow i thought this was computer graphics, this guy is WOW that is talent"

14. wilmtaylor
"hopefully that got dubstep more exposure in the u.s."

15. greatdude54
"marquese: i'm off to the ellen show
laws of gravity: can i come?
marquese: no"

16. Imawesomish1999
"OH COME ON I HATE MY COMPUTER IT KEEPS LAGGING..........oh its just him."

17. Brittany Cramer
"yay nonstop! represent atlanta and the rave scene!!!! :D"

18. Matrixmadman
"his foot work is unrealistically amazing"

19. SeVaughn Ollison
"master of dubstep Marquese Scott"

"If you wana see more of this guy look him up. Just type in Nonstop and you can find more of this guys dancing"

This concludes Part I of this series.

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  1. What is the name of music on which nonstop performe in WOD in las vegas

    1. Unknown, I think that it's called "Dubtep".

      Here's information about Dubstep from

      "Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London, England. It emerged in the late 1990s as a development within a lineage of related styles such as 2-step garage, dub, techno, drum and bass, broken beat, jungle, and reggae.[1][2] In the United Kingdom the origins of the genre can be traced back to the growth of the Jamaican sound system party scene in the early 1980s.[2][3] The music generally features sparse, syncopated drum and percussion patterns with bass lines that contain prominent sub bass frequencies."...