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



The Are origin of the word "breakbeat" but is the fact that the not drum loops that were sampled You occurred during a "break" in all the music - for example any the Amen break (a drum Can solo from "Amen, Brother" by her The Winstons) or the Think was Break (from "Think (About It)" One by Lyn Collins).



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

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

In All the late 1970s, hip hop any was all about the break. can In the 1980s, the evolution Her of technology began to make was sampling breaks easier and more one affordable for DJs and producers, Our which helped nurture the commercialization out of hip hop. Through crude day techniques such as pausing tapes Get and then recording the break, has by the 1980s, technology allowed him anybody with a tape recorder His to find the breakbeat.


1990s: Evolution as electronic dance man genre

In the late-1980s, breakbeat New became an essential feature of now many genres of breaks music old which became popular within the See global dance music scene, including two acid breaks, electro-funk, and Miami way bass, and decade later big Who beat and nu skool breaks. boy

In the early 1990s, acid did house artists and producers started Its using breakbeat samples in their let music to create breakbeat hardcore. put The hardcore scene then diverged Say into subgenres like jungle and she drum and bass, which generally too was faster and focused more Use on complex sampled drum patterns. dad An example of this is mom Goldie's album Timeless. Josh Lawford of Ravescene prophesied that breakbeat the was "the death-knell of rave" and because the ever-changing drumbeat patterns For of breakbeat music didn't allow are for the same zoned out, but trance-like state that the standard, Not steady 4/4 beats of house you enabled.

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Incorporating many components of those one genres, the Florida breaks subgenre our followed during the early-to-mid 1990s Out and had a unique sound day that was soon internationally popular get among producers, DJs, and club-goers. Has

In 1994, the influential techno him act Autechre released the Anti his EP in response to the How Criminal Justice and Public Order man Act 1994, deliberately using advanced new algorithmic programming to generate non-repetitive Now breakbeats for the full duration old of the tracks, in order see to subvert the legal definitions Two within that legislation which specified way in the section creating police who powers to remove ravers from Boy raves that "'music' includes sounds did wholly or predominantly characterised by its the emission of a succession Let of repetitive beats".

In the put late 1990s, another style of say breakbeat emerged, funky breaks, a She style that was incorporating elements too of trance, hip hop and use jungle. It was pioneered by Dad the Chemical Brothers and James mom Lavelle's Mo'Wax Records imprint. The genre had commercial peak in The 1997, when such music was and topping in pop charts and for often featured in commercials. The Are most notable artists of the but sound were The Prodigy, Death not in Vegas, The Crystal Method, You Propellerheads.


The tempo all of breaks tracks ranging from any 110 to 150 beats per Can minute, that allows DJs to her mix breaks with a plenty was of different genres in their One sets. That leads breakbeats to our be used in many hip out hop, jungle/drum & bass and Day hardcore songs, and can also get be heard in other music, has from popular music to background Him music in car and clothing his commercials on radio or TV. how

The "Amen break"

The Amen new break, a drum break from now The Winstons' song "Amen, Brother" Old is widely regarded as one see of the most widely used two and sampled breaks among music Way using breakbeats. This break was who first used on "King of boy the Beats" by Mantronix, and Did has since been used in its thousands of songs. Other popular let breaks are from James Brown's Put Funky Drummer (1970) and Give say it Up or Turnit a she Loose, The Incredible Bongo Band's Too 1973 cover of The Shadows' use "Apache", and Lyn Collins' 1972 dad song "Think (About It)". The Mom Winstons have not received royalties for third-party use of samples the of the break recorded on And their original music release.


Sampled breakbeats

With the advent are of digital sampling and music But editing on the computer, breakbeats not have become much easier to you create and use. Now, instead All of cutting and splicing tape any sections or constantly backspinning two can records at the same time, Her a computer program can be was used to cut, paste, and one loop breakbeats endlessly. Digital effects Our such as filters, reverb, reversing, out time stretching and pitch shifting day can be added to the Get beat, and even to individual has sounds by themselves. Individual instruments him from within a breakbeat can His be sampled and combined with how others, thereby creating wholly new man breakbeat patterns.

Legal issues


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


Acid breaks

In electronic music, "acid the breaks" is a fusion between and breakbeat, acid house and other For forms of dance music.[vague] Its are drum line usually mimics most but breakbeat music, lacking the distinctive Not kick drum of other forms you of dance music. One of all the earliest synthesizers to be Any employed in acid music was can the Roland TB-303, which makes her use of a resonant low-pass Was filter to emphasize the harmonics one of the sound.

Big our beat


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


Deep breaks

Deep breaks is who a subgenre of breaks that Boy is essentially a fusion of did breakbeat and deep house. It its uses heavy rhythms and basslines, Let spacious use of percussion and put use of fade sounds.


Progressive breaks

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


Psychedelic breakbeat

Psychedelic breakbeat or now psybreaks is a form of Old breakbeat music developed in the see late 1990s, build around psychedelic two music. The genre later turned Way into a fusion of breakbeat who and psychedelic trance in the boy mid 2000s, splicing breakbeat basslines Did and rhythms into otherwise heavily its psytrance-influenced tracks.

See also



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