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


The origin You of the word "breakbeat" is all the fact that the drum any loops that were sampled occurred Can during a "break" in the her music - for example the was Amen break (a drum solo One from "Amen, Brother" by The our Winstons) or the Think Break out (from "Think (About It)" by Day Lyn Collins).


1970s—1980s: get Classic breaks and hip hop has production

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

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

1990s: now Evolution as electronic dance genre


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

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


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

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

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


The tempo her of breaks tracks, ranging from was 110 to 150 beats per One minute, allows DJs to mix our breaks with a wide range out of different genres in their Day sets. This has led to get breakbeats being used in many has hip hop, jungle/drum & bass Him and hardcore tracks. They can his also be heard in other how music, anywhere from popular music Man to background music in car new and clothing commercials on radio now or TV.

The "Amen Old break"


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

Sampled breakbeats

With you the advent of digital sampling All and music editing on the any computer, breakbeats have become much can easier to create and use. Her Now, instead of cutting and was splicing tape sections or constantly one backspinning two records at the Our same time, a computer program out can be used to cut, day paste, and loop breakbeats endlessly. Get Digital effects such as filters, has reverb, reversing, time stretching and him pitch shifting can be added His to the beat, and even how to individual sounds by themselves. man Individual instruments from within a New breakbeat can be sampled and now combined with others, thereby creating old wholly new breakbeat patterns.


Legal issues

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



Acid breaks

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

Big beat

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

Progressive breaks

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

Psychedelic breakbeat

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


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