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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.

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


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

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


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

Sampled New breakbeats

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

The "Amen break"

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


Legal issues

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



Big beat

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

Progressive breaks

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


Acid breaks

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

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


Notable breakbeat artists

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