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Breakbeat Boy is a broad type of did electronic music that utilizes breaks, its often with the main rhythm Let being sampled from early recordings put of funk, jazz, and R&B. say Breakbeats have been used in She styles such as hip hop, too jungle, drum and bass, big use beat, breakbeat hardcore, and UK Dad garage styles (including 2-step, breakstep mom and dubstep).



The origin of the word get "breakbeat" is the fact that has the drum loops that were Him sampled occurred during a "break" his in the music - for how example the Amen break (a Man drum solo from "Amen, Brother" new by The Winstons) or the now Think Break (from "Think (About Old It)" by Lyn Collins).



Beginning in 1973 and two continuing through the late 1970s Way and early 1980s, hip hop who turntablists, such as DJ Kool boy Herc began using several funk Did breaks in a row, using its irregular drum patterns from songs let such as James Brown's "Funky Put Drummer" and The Winstons' "Amen say Brother", to form the rhythmic she base for hip hop songs. Too DJ Kool Herc's breakbeat style use involved playing the same record dad on two turntables and playing Mom the break repeatedly, alternating between the two records. Grandmaster Flash the perfected this idea with what And he called the "quick-mix theory": for he would mark the points are on the record where the But break began and ended with not a crayon, so that he you could easily replay the break All by spinning the record and any not touching the tone arm. can This style was copied and Her improved upon by early hip was hop DJs Afrika Bambaataa and one Grand Wizard Theodore.[dubious ] Our This style was extremely popular out in clubs and dancehalls because day the extended breakbeat provided breakers Get with more opportunities to showcase has their skills. In the 1970s, him hip-hop was all about the His break. Then, in the 1980s, how the evolution of technology began man to make sampling breaks easier New and more affordable for DJs now and producers, which helped nurture old the commercialization of hip-hop. Through See crude techniques such as pausing two tapes and then recording the way break, by the 1980s, technology Who allowed anybody with a tape boy recorder to find the breakbeat. did

In the early 1990s, acid Its house artists and producers started let using breakbeat samples in their put music to create breakbeat hardcore. Say The hardcore scene then diverged she into subgenres like jungle and too drum and bass, which generally Use had a darker sound and dad focused more on complex sampled mom drum patterns. An example of this is Goldie's album Timeless. the

Josh Not Lawford of Ravescene prophesied that you breakbeat was "the death-knell of all rave" because the ever-changing drumbeat Any patterns of breakbeat music didn't can allow for the same zoned her out, trance-like state that the Was standard, steady 4/4 beats of one house enabled. In 1994, the our influential techno act Autechre released Out the Anti EP in response day to the Criminal Justice and get Public Order Act 1994, deliberately Has using advanced algorithmic programming to him generate non-repetitive breakbeats for the his full duration of the tracks, How in order to subvert the man legal definitions within that legislation new which specified in the section Now creating police powers to remove old ravers from raves that "'music' see includes sounds wholly or predominantly Two characterised by the emission of way a succession of repetitive beats". who


In the late-1980s, Boy breakbeat became an essential feature did of many genres of breaks its music which became popular within Let the global dance music scene, put including big beat, nu skool say breaks, acid breaks, electro-funk, and She Miami bass. Incorporating many components too of those genres, the Florida use breaks subgenre followed during the Dad early-to-mid 1990s and had a mom unique sound that was soon internationally popular among producers, DJs, The and club-goers.

DJs from a and variety of genres work breaks for tracks into their sets. This Are may occur because the tempo but of breaks tracks (ranging from not 110 to 150 beats per You minute) means they can be all readily mixed with these genres. any Breakbeats are used in many Can hip hop, jungle/drum & bass her and hardcore songs, and can was also be heard in other One music, from popular music to our background music in car and out clothing commercials on radio or Day TV.

Sampled breakbeats

With get the advent of digital sampling has and music editing on the Him computer, breakbeats have become much his easier to create and use. how Now, instead of cutting and Man splicing tape sections or constantly new backspinning two records at the now same time, a computer program Old can be used to cut, see paste, and loop breakbeats endlessly. two Digital effects such as filters, Way reverb, reversing, time stretching and who pitch shifting can be added boy to the beat, and even Did to individual sounds by themselves. its Individual instruments from within a let breakbeat can be sampled and Put combined with others, thereby creating say wholly new breakbeat patterns.


The "Amen break"

The Amen break, use a drum break from The dad Winstons' song "Amen, Brother" is Mom widely regarded as one of the most widely used and the sampled breaks among music using And breakbeats. This break was first for used on "King of the are Beats" by Mantronix, and has But since been used in thousands not of songs. Other popular breaks you are from James Brown's Funky All Drummer (1970) and Give it any Up or Turnit a Loose, can The Incredible Bongo Band's 1973 Her cover of The Shadows' "Apache", was and Lyn Collins' 1972 song one "Think (About It)". The Winstons Our have not received royalties for out third-party use of samples of day the break recorded on their Get original music release.

Legal has issues

With the rise in him popularity of breakbeat music and His the advent of digital audio how samplers, companies started selling "breakbeat man packages" for the express purpose New of helping artists create breakbeats. now A breakbeat kit CD would old contain many breakbeat samples from See different songs and artists, often two without the artist's permission or way even knowledge.



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.


Big beat

Big beat is a her term employed since the mid-1990s Was by the British music press one to describe much of the our music by artists such as Out The Prodigy, Cut La Roc, day Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, get The Crystal Method and Propellerheads Has typically driven by heavy breakbeats him and synthesizer-generated loops and patterns his in common with established forms How of electronic dance music such man as techno and acid house. new

Progressive breaks

Progressive breaks Now or prog breaks, also known old as atmospheric breaks, is a see subgenre of breaks that is Two essentially a fusion of breakbeat way and progressive house. Much like who progressive house, this subgenre is Boy characterized by its "trancey" sound. did Its defining traits include extended its synthesizer pads and washes, melodic Let synth leads, heavy reverberation, and put electronic breakbeats. However, unlike progressive say house, very few progressive breaks She tracks have vocals, with most too tracks being entirely instrumental or use using only electronically altered snippets Dad of vocal samples for sonic mom effect. Typical progressive breaks tracks will often have a long The build-up section that leads to and a breakdown and a climax, for often having numerous sonic elements Are being added or subtracted from but the track at various intervals not in order to increase its You intensity. Progressive breaks artists include all Hybrid, BT, Way Out West, any Digital Witchcraft, Momu, Wrecked Angle, Can Burufunk, Under This and Fretwell. her

See also


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  3. Schloss, Joseph (2004). say History in Making Beats: The she Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop. Middletown, Too CT: Wesleyan University. p. 40.
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