Funky breaks is a positive, energetic, dance form of electronic music with breakbeats. The tempo typically lies in the 140–150 BPM range. Funky breaks is a quite monotone movement with dominative hip-hop samples, classical funky winds, and slap bass. .
Birth: 1996 Bloom: 1999 Death: 2003
Funky breaks keeps up with breakbeat or breaks, the difference between them is only in minor details. As the name suggests, funky breaks is a style influenced by funk. Spyware brass, branded shouts and interjections by James Brown, tortuous bass and retro synth – this is the funky breaks style. Funky breaks` rhythmic structure is similar to breakbeat or breaks, but the sound is softer and lighter, that`s why funky breaks is usually used as background music.
Funky breaks gained mainstream success in the late 90s, but the style hasn`t vanished like breakbeat or big beat. Among most popular and productive producers of this style attention should be paid to Basement Freaks, Krafty Kuts, Hexstatic, Lo Fidelity Allstars and a group of artists from the label Fort Knox Recordings. Moreover, The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, and Fatboy Slim contributed a lot to the development of the style.
Umbrellate style: Breaks
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