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Breakbeat

Carving out looped pieces with fake drums and pleasant synths, working to chisel the piece in four quarters time to make a base for listening or fighting.

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2020-09-30

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Breakbeat is an electronic music sub-genre started in last decades of 1900s and enjoyed its golden era in early 1990s. It was recognized when DJ Kool Herc was playing funk breaks in rows through irregular drum beats on songs written by James Brown, Funky Drummer, The Winstons or The Amen Brother. They were striving to create the symphony of hip hop music. Afrika Bambaataa and Grand Wizard Theodore played a role in its reformation and this music genre gained popularity on the fact that it was providing a chance to dancers to display their art at dancing through breaks. Acid house artists dwelled to create hardcore music for raves but with the advent of jungle hardcore it suffered a downfall.

On a stylistic basis it takes from drum and bass, hip hop, jungle, big beat, UK garage and hardcore. Breakbeat is characterized by the variation on drum beat, its low or mid tempo of approximately 100 to 125 BPM along with non-straightened 4/4 rhythm syncopations. The age of electronic music paved the way to breakbeat composers, with the relative easiness of editing and looping the beats.

Notable Breakbeat Artists and Bands:

The Prodigy:
It is an English musical band established in 1990. Its members are the late Keith Flint, Leeroy Thornhill, Maxim and Liam Howlett. Their most famous record is The Fat of the Land, one of the most evocative of the genre also thanks to the image and style of the frontman and the atmposhperes they created, but also Invaders Must Die, Their Law The Singles are among their best records.

The Chemical Brothers:
The world famous British electronic duo The Chemical Brothers is Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands. They need no introduction as their songs have meade the history off the genre, an keep on intriguing and enchanting listeners of all ages all around the globe. A must to listen to, starting from the record Come With Us.

Altern-8:
From Sheffield, England, Mark Archer and Chris Peat are directly under the influence of Detroit techno artists such ase Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson.

DJ Sharaz:
Anthony Sharaz known as DJ Sharaz was born in Michigan, United States. He chose his field of electronic music and produced masterpieces in music. His CDs are Ill Behavior, Deliverance, Collected and many others.

Other important artists include Davy DMX, 2 Live Crew, and Hybrid.
Tag: Breakbeat, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, rhythm, dancing

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