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Expand Records proudly presents its 21st release which is a brand new single 'Out Of My Mind' by British producer Alt-A, backed with remixes by prolific Seth Vogt and mighty Under This.
Be sure to grab this one on Monday every single track is slammin'!

ALTERFORM featuring ELECTROBIT OUT 2/05/15!!!

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A fantastic new release from our breakbeat brothers from Russia!!!  Alterform and Electrobit bring you two quality tracks that are sure to keep feet moving on the dancefloor.  Be sure to check this out and pick it up next month!  The eagle is landing!!!



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JOURNEYMAN vs BARRcode “Take Me Up”

JOURNEYMAN vs BARRcode “Take Me Up (ALT-A remix)”

Mastered by Josh Chambers


Ego Shot Recordings - Shoot 'Em Up Vol. 3

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Breakbeat compilation album with ten peak time breaks from artists like Seth Vogt, Alt-A, Ilya Mosolov, Alter Form, Retroid, Max Hertzz, Jiro, Slugware, Arklove & Ez Breaks and Barbitura!


Est. 1998. is a breakbeat community featuring the breaks and breakbeat radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Internet radio station dedicated to dropping the hottest beats on the airwaves: domestic breaks, nuskool breaks, electro breaks, funky breaks, drum and bass, dubstep, drumstep, and anything else with a breakbeat. Check the schedule for the full lineup of weekly breakbeat djs broadcasting live hifi audio and video. Also, check out our breakbeat forum for latest updates on releases, shows, and events. Register and join our breaks community today.

What is Breakbeat

Breakbeat (sometimes breakbeats or breaks) is a term used to describe a collection of sub-genres of electronic music, usually characterized by the use of a non-straightened 4/4 drum pattern (as opposed to the steady beat of house or trance). 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 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). This style was copied and improved upon by early hip hop DJs Afrika Bambaataa and Grand Wizard Theodore.This style was extremely popular in clubs and dance halls because the extended breakbeat was the perfect backdrop for breakdancers to show their skills.

In recent times, the term breakbeat has become synonymous with the many genres of breaks music which have become popular within the global dance music scene, including big beat, nu skool breaks and progressive breaks. DJs from a variety of genres, including house and techno, work breaks tracks into their sets. This may occur because the tempo of breaks tracks (ranging from 110 to 150 beats per minute) means they can be readily mixed with these genres, whereas the comparatively fast speed of jungle and drum and bass (160-180 bpm) may have restricted the utility of these subgenres to DJs playing slower-tempo music. Some artists well known for breakbeat include The Freestylers, NAPT, Dj Loopy, Pendulum, Soul Of Man, Dj deekline and wizard, Ben & Lex, The Breakfastaz, Ctrl Z, Stanton Warriors, Dj Icey, Freq Nasty and Plump DJ's.

Breakbeats are used in many hip hop, rap, jungle, and hardcore songs, and can also be heard in other music, from popular music to background music in car and jean commercials on the radio or TV.



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