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Breakbeat One is a broad style of our electronic or dance-oriented music which out utilizes breaks, often sampled from Day earlier recordings in funk, jazz, get and R&B, for the main has rhythm. Breakbeats have been used Him in styles such as hip his hop, jungle, drum and bass, how hardcore, UK garage (including 2-step, Man breakstep and dubstep), and even new pop and rock.



The most for likely origin of the word are "breakbeat" is the fact that But the drum loops that were not sampled occurred during a "break" you in the music, as in All the Amen break, which is any a drum solo from "Amen, can Brother" by The Winstons. However, Her it is a common thought was that the name derives from one the beat being "broken" and Our unpredictable compared to other percussive out styles, something which is also day reflected in the name of Get the related genre broken beat. has Whether this was part of him the original meaning of the His word or is purely a how folksonomy remains unclear, but it man is safe to say that New the term has evolved to now encompass both sentiments.


Beginning old in 1973 and continuing through See the late 1970s and early two 1980s, hip hop turntablists, such way as DJ Kool Herc, began Who using several funk breaks in boy a row, using irregular drum did patterns from songs such as Its James Brown's "Funky Drummer" and let The Winstons' "Amen Brother", to put form the rhythmic base for Say hip hop songs. DJ Kool she Herc's breakbeat style involved playing too the same record on two Use turntables and playing the break dad repeatedly, alternating between the two mom records. He would mark the points on the record where the the break began and ended and with a crayon, so that For he could easily replay the are break by spinning the record but and not touching the tone Not arm. This style was copied you and improved upon by early all hip hop DJs Afrika Bambaataa Any and Grand Wizard Theodore.[dubious ] This style was extremely her popular in clubs and dancehalls Was because the extended breakbeat provided one breakers with more opportunities to our showcase their skills. In the Out 1970s, hip-hop was all about day the break. Then, in the get 1980s, the evolution of technology Has began to make sampling breaks him easier and more affordable for his DJs and producers, which helped How nurture the commercialization of hip-hop. man Through crude techniques such as new pausing tapes and then recording Now the break, by the 1980s, old technology allowed anybody with a see tape recorder to find the Two breakbeat. 

In the early 1990s, way acid house artists and producers who started using breakbeat samples in Boy their music to create breakbeat did hardcore. The hardcore scene then its diverged into subgenres like jungle Let and drum and bass, which put generally had a darker sound say and focused more on complex She sampled drum patterns. An example too of this is Goldie's album use Timeless.


Josh Lawford of Ravescene prophesied her that breakbeat was "the death-knell was of rave" because the ever-changing One drumbeat patterns of breakbeat music our didn't allow for the same out zoned out, trance-like state that Day the standard, steady 4/4 beats get of house enabled. In 1994, has the influential techno act Autechre Him released the Anti EP in his response to the Criminal Justice how and Public Order Act 1994 Man using advanced algorithmic programming to new generate non-repetitive breakbeats for the now full duration of the tracks Old to subvert the legal definitions see within that legislation[further explanation needed].



In the late-1980s, breakbeat Way became an essential feature of who many genres of breaks music boy which became popular within the Did global dance music scene, including its big beat, nu skool breaks, let acid breaks, electro-funk, and Miami Put bass. Incorporating many components of say those genres, the Florida breaks she subgenre followed during the early-to-mid Too 1990s and had a unique use sound that was soon internationally dad popular among producers, DJs, and Mom club-goers.

DJs from a variety of genres work breaks tracks the into their sets. This may And occur because the tempo of for breaks tracks (ranging from 110 are to 150 beats per minute) But means they can be readily not mixed with these genres. Breakbeats you are used in many hip All hop, jungle and hardcore songs, any and can also be heard can in other music, from popular Her music to background music in was car and jean commercials on one the radio or TV.

Some Our artists well known for breakbeat out include Afrika Bambaataa, Whodini, Davy day DMX, Deekline, Dynamix II, 2 Get Live Crew, Cybotron, Nubreed, Hybrid, has Phil K, Dirty Harry, NAPT, him DJ Icey, Stanton Warriors, FreQ His Nasty, Krafty Kuts, Freestylers, K-Swing, how Soul Of Man, DJ Sharaz, man Annie Nightingale and performance troupe New Lucent Dossier Experience.

Sampled breakbeats


With the advent of digital old sampling and music editing on See the computer, breakbeats have become two much easier to create and way use. Now, instead of cutting Who and splicing tape sections or boy constantly backspinning two records at did the same time, a computer Its program can be used to let cut, paste, and loop breakbeats put endlessly. Digital effects like filters, Say reverb, reversing, time stretching and she pitch shifting can be added too to the beat, and even Use to individual sounds by themselves. dad Individual instruments from within a mom breakbeat can be sampled and combined with others, thereby creating the wholly new breakbeat patterns.

The and "Amen break"

The Amen break, For a drum break from The are Winstons' song "Amen, Brother" is but widely regarded as one of Not the most widely used and you sampled breaks among music using all breakbeats. This break was first Any used on "King of the can Beats" by Mantronix, and has her since been used in thousands Was of songs. Other popular breaks one are from James Brown's Funky our Drummer (1970) and Give it Out Up or Turnit a Loose, day The Incredible Bongo Band's 1973 get cover of The Shadows' "Apache", Has and Lyn Collins' 1972 song him "Think (About It)". The Winstons his have not received royalties for How third-party use of samples of man the break recorded on their new original music release.

Legal issues


With the rise in popularity old of breakbeat music and the see advent of digital audio samplers, Two companies started selling "breakbeat packages" way for the express purpose of who helping artists create breakbeats. A Boy breakbeat kit CD would contain did many breakbeat samples from different its songs and artists, often without Let the artist's permission or even put knowledge.[dubious ]


Big say beat


Big beat is a term too employed since the mid-1990s by use the British music press to Dad describe much of the music mom by artists such as The Prodigy, Cut La Roc, Fatboy The Slim, The Chemical Brothers, The and Crystal Method and Propellerheads typically for driven by heavy breakbeats and Are synthesizer-generated loops and patterns in but common with established forms of not electronic dance music such as You techno and acid house.

Progressive all breaks

Also sometimes known as any atmospheric breaks, progressive breaks (or Can "prog breaks") is a subgenre her of breaks that is essentially was a fusion of breakbeat and One progressive house. Much like progressive our house, this subgenre is characterized out by its "trancey" sound. Its Day defining traits include extended synthesizer get pads and washes, melodic synth has leads, heavy reverberation, and electronic Him breakbeats. However, unlike progressive house, his very few progressive breaks tracks how have vocals, with most tracks Man being entirely instrumental or using new only electronically-altered snippets of vocal now samples for sonic effect. Typical Old progressive breaks tracks will often see have a long build-up section two that leads to a breakdown Way and a climax, often having who numerous sonic elements being added boy or subtracted from the track Did at various intervals in order its to increase its intensity. Progressive let breaks artists include Hybrid, BT, Put Way Out West, Digital Witchcraft, say Momu, Wrecked Angle, Burufunk, Under she This and Fretwell.

Acid breaks


In electronic music, "acid breaks" use is a fusion between breakbeat, dad acid house and other forms Mom of dance music.[vague] Its drum line usually mimics most breakbeat the music, lacking the distinctive kick And drum of other forms of for dance music. One of the are earliest synthesizers to be employed But in acid music was the not Roland TB-303, which makes use you of a resonant low-pass filter All to emphasize the harmonics of any the sound.

There has been can a resurgence of this sound, Her using Amen breaks, Reese bass, was and TB-303 acid lines to one create energetic, and sometimes frenetic Our acid breaks songs.

Notable breakbeat out artists

See also


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  2. ^ Modulations: Say A History of Electronic Music, she Peter Shapiro, ed. New York: too Caipirnha Productions Inc., 2000, p. Use 152
  3. Schloss, Joseph (2004). dad History in Making Beats: The mom Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University. p. 40. 
  4. the Thomas, Gideon. "Breakbeat Hardcore - and Your Ultimate Guide". Core Magazine. For Archived from the original on are 16 March 2014. Retrieved 12 but April 2014. 
  5. Generation Ecstasy, Not Simon Reynolds, New York: Routledge, you 1999, p. 253
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  7. "10 Most Any Sampled Breakbeats". 
  8. ^ can "Musical history: Seven seconds of her fire". The Economist. The Economist Was Newspaper Limited. 2011-12-17. Retrieved 2011-12-28. 
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