In today’s world, the style of fast electronic dance music is becoming very popular. Electronic dance music is what many people call “the new wave.” Many DJs are using this style of electronic dance music to make a big splash in the club scene, as well as bringing people together for great parties and socializing. But what exactly is this style of electronic dance music and what does it have to offer?
Technically speaking, this style of dance music is just what it sounds like. It is a style of electronic dance that is characterized by an upbeat, quick tempo and “loudness.” Many people define this style as “breakcore.” This style is very popular in the UK and Europe. The producers of this style of music are known as “future tech” producers and are leading a brand of music that is similar to IDM, but much faster and more upbeat.
Another common feature of this style of dance music is its use of sample playing and polyphonic sampling. Sampling in this style is done using many different types of hardware. Some producers use specialized samplers while others will mix a variety of hardware into their songs. One of the main characteristics of this style of dance music is its ability to take a simple idea (breaks) and expand on it with complex instruments and vocals.
There is another style of fast electronic dance music that is gaining popularity now in the UK called “Psy Trance.” This style has a heavy influence on breakcore and future tech producers. The main feature of this style of dance is its use of reverb. Many producers who are very talented at layering sounds will often use the reverb on and off of the tracks to build subtle layers in their songs.
An interesting characteristic of this style of breakcore is the inclusion of “minor track” effects on certain sections of a track. For example, on an opening breakdown in a breakcore song you may hear a low growling sound effect (the sound of the string on a nylon string guitar). This is called the “minor track.” Most breakcore artists now also use what is known as a “ressor,” which is another version of the “minor track.” Basically, an amplifier simulator or compressor uses a series of controls on a knob to enhance the overall sound of the track.
A final style of electronic sound that is gaining popularity in today’s electronic culture is known as “the future sound.” This style is very similar to what is usually heard on late night talk radio programs (disco). Many breakcore producers will add some sample sounds (recorded from different sources) onto their existing tracks to give it a “Future Club” vibe. Other popular sounds used in this genre are “Chunky,” “Hip Hop,” and “Electronic.”
With so many breakcore artists producing quality material, the style continues to evolve. It is not uncommon to see a breakcore artist featuring elements from more than one type of electronic dance music. Some artists who have become very popular include Aaron Spectre, Throkked, Ponicazoid, Venetian Snares, and Prototype. While breakcore is still a relatively new style of electronic dance music, it is only growing in popularity.
As new technology is introduced, breakcore will undoubtedly continue to gain popularity among the young and old alike. The sound is hard to miss, and has already developed a reputation as being “different from the crowd.” If you are looking for a fast paced electronic style that is easy to get into, then breakcore would be a great choice. There is plenty of information available if you are interested in breaking into the world of breakcore.