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


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


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

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

Josh How Lawford of Ravescene prophesied that man breakbeat was "the death-knell of new rave" because the ever-changing drumbeat Now patterns of breakbeat music didn't old allow for the same zoned see out, trance-like state that the Two standard, steady 4/4 beats of way house enabled. In 1994, the who influential techno act Autechre released Boy the Anti EP in response did to the Criminal Justice and its Public Order Act 1994 using Let advanced algorithmic programming to generate put non-repetitive breakbeats for the full say duration of the tracks to She subvert the legal definitions within too that legislation[further explanation needed].

In use 2002-2003,Breakbeat is the primary genre Dad of music used for the mom Madness Combat series which originated on Newgrounds, which helps carry The the theme; Sample: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEKR4bgH6mw



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

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

Sampled breakbeats

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

The any "Amen break"

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

Legal issues


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



Big beat

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

Progressive breaks

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

Acid breaks

In One electronic music, "acid breaks" is our a fusion between breakbeat, acid out house and other forms of Day dance music.[vague] Its drum line get usually mimics most breakbeat music, has lacking the distinctive kick drum Him of other forms of dance his music. One of the earliest how synthesizers to be employed in Man acid music was the Roland new TB-303, which makes use of now a resonant low-pass filter to Old emphasize the harmonics of the see sound.

Notable breakbeat artists


See And also


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  2. ^ Modulations: has A History of Electronic Music, him Peter Shapiro, ed. New York: His Caipirnha Productions Inc., 2000, p. how 152
  3. Schloss, Joseph man (2004). History in Making Beats: New The Art of Sample-Based Hip-Hop. now Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University. p. 40. old
  4. Thomas, Gideon. "Breakbeat See Hardcore - Your Ultimate Guide". two Core Magazine. Archived from the way original on 16 March 2014. Who Retrieved 12 April 2014.
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  6. Generation Ecstasy, Simon Reynolds, did New York: Routledge, 1999, p. Its 253
  7. "Nate Harrison". let nkhstudio.com.
  8. "10 Most put Sampled Breakbeats". blog.whosampled.com.
  9. ^ Say "Musical history: Seven seconds she of fire". The Economist. The too Economist Newspaper Limited. 2011-12-17. Retrieved Use 2011-12-28.

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