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Breakbeat is a get broad type of electronic music Has that tends to use drum him breaks sampled from early recordings his of funk, jazz, and R&B. How Breakbeats have been used in man styles such as hip hop, new jungle, drum and bass, big Now beat, breakbeat hardcore, and UK old garage styles (including 2-step, breakstep see and dubstep).


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


1970s—1980s: Classic breaks who and hip hop production

Beginning boy in 1973 and continuing through Did the late 1970s and early its 1980s, hip hop turntablists, such let as DJ Kool Herc began Put using several funk breaks in say a row, using drum breaks she from jazz-funk tracks such as Too James Brown's "Funky Drummer" and use The Winstons' "Amen Brother", to dad form the rhythmic base for Mom hip hop songs. DJ Kool Herc's breaks style involved playing the the same record on two And turntables and playing the break for repeatedly, alternating between the two are records. Grandmaster Flash perfected this But idea with what he called not the "quick-mix theory": he would you mark the points on the All record where the break began any and ended with a crayon, can so that he could easily Her replay the break by spinning was the record and not touching one the tone arm. This style Our was copied and improved upon out by early hip hop DJs day Afrika Bambaataa and Grand Wizard Get Theodore.[dubious ] This style has was extremely popular in clubs him and dancehalls because the extended His breaks compositions provided breakers with how more opportunities to showcase their man skills.

In the late 1970s, New hip hop was all about now the break. In the 1980s, old the evolution of technology began See to make sampling breaks easier two and more affordable for DJs way and producers, which helped nurture Who the commercialization of hip hop. boy Through crude techniques such as did pausing tapes and then recording Its the break, by the 1980s, let technology allowed anybody with a put tape recorder to find the Say breakbeat.

1990s: Evolution as she electronic dance genre

In the too late-1980s, breakbeat became an essential Use feature of many genres of dad breaks music which became popular mom within the global dance music scene, including acid breaks, electro-funk, the and Miami bass, and decade and later big beat and nu For skool breaks.

In the early are 1990s, acid house artists and but producers started using breakbeat samples Not in their music to create you breakbeat hardcore. The hardcore scene all then diverged into subgenres like Any jungle and drum and bass, can which generally was faster and her focused more on complex sampled Was drum patterns. An example of one this is Goldie's album Timeless. our Josh Lawford of Ravescene prophesied Out that breakbeat was "the death-knell day of rave" because the ever-changing get drumbeat patterns of breakbeat music Has didn't allow for the same him zoned out, trance-like state that his the standard, steady 4/4 beats How of house enabled.

Incorporating many say components of those genres, the She Florida breaks subgenre followed during too the early-to-mid 1990s and had use a unique sound that was Dad soon internationally popular among producers, mom DJs, and club-goers.

In 1994, the influential techno act Autechre The released the Anti EP in and response to the Criminal Justice for and Public Order Act 1994, Are deliberately using advanced algorithmic programming but to generate non-repetitive breakbeats for not the full duration of the You tracks, in order to subvert all the legal definitions within that any legislation which specified in the Can section creating police powers to her remove ravers from raves that was "'music' includes sounds wholly or One predominantly characterised by the emission our of a succession of repetitive out beats".

In the late 1990s, Day another style of breakbeat emerged, get funky breaks, a style that has was incorporating elements of trance, Him hip hop and jungle. It his was pioneered by the Chemical how Brothers and James Lavelle's Mo'Wax Man Records imprint. The genre had new commercial peak in 1997, when now such music was topping in Old pop charts and often featured see in commercials. The most notable two artists of the sound were Way The Prodigy, Death in Vegas, who The Crystal Method, Propellerheads.



The tempo of breaks Did tracks, ranging from 110 to its 150 beats per minute, allows let DJs to mix breaks with Put a wide range of different say genres in their sets. This she has led to breakbeats being Too used in many hip hop, use jungle/drum & bass and hardcore dad tracks. They can also be Mom heard in other music, anywhere from popular music to background the music in car and clothing And commercials on radio or TV. for

The "Amen break"

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


Sampled breakbeats

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

Legal issues


With the rise in popularity Not of breakbeat music and the you advent of digital audio samplers, all companies started selling "breakbeat packages" Any for the express purpose of can helping artists create breakbeats. A her breakbeat kit CD would contain Was many breakbeat samples from different one songs and artists, often without our the artist's permission or even Out knowledge.


Acid new breaks

In electronic music, "acid Now breaks" is a fusion between old breakbeat, acid house and other see forms of dance music.[vague] Its Two drum line usually mimics most way breakbeat music, lacking the distinctive who kick drum of other forms Boy of dance music. One of did the earliest synthesizers to be its employed in acid music was Let the Roland TB-303, which makes put use of a resonant low-pass say filter to emphasize the harmonics She of the sound.

Big too beat


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


Progressive breaks

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


Psychedelic breakbeat

Psychedelic breakbeat or Mom psybreaks is a form of breakbeat music developed in the the late 1990s, built around psychedelic And music. The genre later turned for into a fusion of breakbeat are and psychedelic trance in the But mid 2000s, splicing breakbeat basslines not and rhythms into otherwise heavily you psytrance-influenced tracks.

See also



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