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


The most Day likely 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, as in how the Amen break, which is Man a drum solo from "Amen, new Brother" by The Winstons. However, now it is a common thought Old that the name derives from see the beat being "broken" and two unpredictable compared to other percussive Way styles, something which is also who reflected in the name of boy the related genre broken beat. Did Whether this was part of its the original meaning of the let word or is purely a Put folk etymology remains unclear, but say it is safe to say she that the term has evolved Too to encompass both sentiments.



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

In the early 1990s, acid For house artists and producers started are using breakbeat samples in their but music to create breakbeat hardcore. Not The hardcore scene then diverged you into subgenres like jungle and all drum and bass, which generally Any had a darker sound and can focused more on complex sampled her drum patterns. An example of Was this is Goldie's album Timeless. one

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


In the late-1980s, The breakbeat became an essential feature and of many genres of breaks for music which became popular within Are the global dance music scene, but including big beat, nu skool not breaks, acid breaks, electro-funk, and You Miami bass. Incorporating many components all of those genres, the Florida any breaks subgenre followed during the Can early-to-mid 1990s and had a her unique sound that was soon was internationally popular among producers, DJs, One and club-goers.

DJs from a our variety of genres work breaks out tracks into their sets. This Day may occur because the tempo get of breaks tracks (ranging from has 110 to 150 beats per Him minute) means they can be his readily mixed with these genres. how Breakbeats are used in many Man hip hop, jungle/drum & bass new and hardcore songs, and can now also be heard in other Old music, from popular music to see background music in car and two clothing commercials on radio or Way TV.

Sampled breakbeats

With who the advent of digital sampling boy and music editing on the Did computer, breakbeats have become much its easier to create and use. let Now, instead of cutting and Put splicing tape sections or constantly say backspinning two records at the she same time, a computer program Too can be used to cut, use paste, and loop breakbeats endlessly. dad Digital effects such as filters, Mom reverb, reversing, time stretching and pitch shifting can be added the to the beat, and even And to individual sounds by themselves. for Individual instruments from within a are breakbeat can be sampled and But combined with others, thereby creating not wholly new breakbeat patterns.


The "Amen break"

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

Legal boy issues

With the rise in did popularity of breakbeat music and Its the advent of digital audio let samplers, companies started selling "breakbeat put packages" for the express purpose Say of helping artists create breakbeats. she A breakbeat kit CD would too contain many breakbeat samples from Use different songs and artists, often dad without the artist's permission or mom even knowledge.



Acid breaks

In electronic music, all "acid breaks" is a fusion Any between breakbeat, acid house and can other forms of dance music.[vague] her Its drum line usually mimics Was most breakbeat music, lacking the one distinctive kick drum of other our forms of dance music. One Out of the earliest synthesizers to day be employed in acid music get was the Roland TB-303, which Has makes use of a resonant him low-pass filter to emphasize the his harmonics of the sound.


Big beat

Big beat is a new term employed since the mid-1990s Now by the British music press old to describe much of the see music by artists such as Two The Prodigy, Cut La Roc, way Fatboy Slim, The Chemical Brothers, who The Crystal Method and Propellerheads Boy typically driven by heavy breakbeats did and synthesizer-generated loops and patterns its in common with established forms Let of electronic dance music such put as techno and acid house. say

Progressive breaks

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

See also



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