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    Default Can Someone Explain Breaks to me?

    I can go on Beatport and listen to all the tunes, but I don't understand the structural elements that make it a "break."

    Anyone who is in to them care to enlighten me? I found a few tunes I really enjoy....
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    just listen to them side by side with other genres. after awhile you'll notice the differences and similarities that make the breaks sound.

    i don't think a written explanation would really help you any more than that would.

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    Thanks Duerr. Are they something that is often played in EDM clubs and I just haven't taken notice?
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    check out the stanton warriors...older chemical brothers is considered breaks...

    it has something to do with drumbreaks...but the difference is obvious...its not 4x4 house...
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    I do agree that the drum structure is different. There is no bass pedal on all 4 beats of a measure and as DD said, there is a definite snare.

    Some go by this rule, while others don't though. Personally I like the 4 to the floor stucture of variants of house. This seems like it would be a pain to mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R2D2 View Post
    Perfect! Thank you!
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    Progressive breaks from Way Out West.
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    Breaks/Breakbeat = drum rhythms made up of "broken beats". Generally speaking the 3rd crotchet beat, namely the 2nd kick drum in a 4/4 phrase is staggered to the following off-beat resulting in a "broken" sounding drum loop.

    Breakbeat... in it's simplest form.

    Hope that helped

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