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



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


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

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


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



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

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


Sampled breakbeats

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

The "Amen any break"


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

Legal issues

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


Big beat


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

Progressive Now breaks

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

Acid was breaks

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

See see also


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