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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.]
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(Pop Music) a type of electronic dance music
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The sessions are designed to cover all forms of funk, soul, hip-hop, jazz and breakbeats and conducted by resident DJ Mylz Hesketh, the founder of Birmingham club night Heducation.
Lacking the repertoire of their former bands, it was left to massive breakbeats (admittedly many of which were lifted straight from 1991) and chundering basslines to carry the vibe.
With his Bedrock Original mix CD released to critical acclaim, Jonathan Lisle, pictured, will be bringing his blend of progressive house and breakbeats to World Headquarters tonight.
Headlining are those boundary-levellers the Freestylers, a trio of DJs/producers whose foundation lies in breakbeats but who also provide a mighty eclectic party soundtrack, traversing drum and bass, house, electro and hip hop.
Next will be DJ Rupture, known for working dance hall, Arabic vocals, hip hop and breakbeats into his signature three turntable mix.