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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 such as Say filters, reverb, reversing, time stretching she and pitch shifting can be too added to the beat, and Use even to individual sounds by dad themselves. Individual instruments from within mom a breakbeat can be sampled and combined with others, thereby the creating wholly new breakbeat patterns.


The "Amen break"

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

Legal Now issues

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



Big beat

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


Progressive breaks

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

Acid Too breaks

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

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

Notable out breakbeat artists

See also


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