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DJ Music from StreamingDjs - Breakbeat
Breakbeat

Decade

'80

Num. DJs

8

QUOTE

"They say the next big thing is here, that the revolution's near, but to me it seems quite clear that it's all just a little bit of history repeating."


AUTHOR

Propellerheads



QUOTE

"They say the next big thing is here, that the revolution's near, but to me it seems quite clear that it's all just a little bit of history repeating."


AUTHOR

Propellerheads



DESCRIPTION

Breakbeat is usually characterized by the use of a non-straightened 4/4 drum pattern (as opposed to the steady beat of house). These rhythms may be characterised by their intensive use of syncopation and polyrhythms. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, hip-hop DJs (starting with Kool DJ Herc) began using several breaks (the part of a funk or jazz song in which the music "breaks" to let the rhythm section or soloist play unaccompanied) in a row to use as the rhythmic basis for hip-hop songs. Kool DJ Herc's breakbeat style was to play the same record on two turntables and play the break repeatedly by alternating between the two records (letting one play while spinning the second record back to the beginning of the break).

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SUBGENRES

Acid breaks, Big beat, Progressive breaks, Nu skool breaks...


FIGURES

The Freestylers, Krafty Kuts, Dj Sharaz, NAPT, Beat Assassins, Propellerheads...


FROM

The 80s


DJ Music from StreamingDjs - Breakbeat
Breakbeat

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