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1. An often complex rhythmic passage used in electronic music, especially a sampled drum solo from a previously recorded song.
2. A style of electronic music characterized by such passages.

[From break, solo cadenza.]


(Pop Music) a type of electronic dance music
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With a soundtrack from electro to disco, soul to breakbeat and hip hop, all with a cheesy twist of favourite old school disco tunes, there was music for everyone to enjoy.
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The North East foursome are known for crossing musical genres and their heavy breakbeat sound is as unique as their look.
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Billed as "self-confessed suckers for bass and the groove", the duo fuse electro-house, rave, acid house, breakbeat and techno into their own style they call 'Plump Music' and they have been rocking the dance scene for some 15 years.
The style is given a more energetic, danceable bent by the group, who do more than enough to keep it sounding fresh and new by introducing a heavier breakbeat edge in tracks such as Dependency.
is on tomorrow, with Djette Kiwi playing her groovy vocal house, Guillaume Lecore playing house and electro, DJ Jay playing drum 'n' bass and Khalid Projectsynthetic playing breakbeat and psy-trance.