This is the style of fast electronic dance music which emerged in the early 90s in Japan and eventually spread all over the world. It is heavily influenced by hip-hop and breakcore but also features plenty of breakcore elements as well. It is usually hard to classify because it is a genre in its own right. Many people call it “acid house”, while others think of it as a sub-genre of drum music. Regardless, there’s no denying that this style has had a massive impact on the future of electronic dance music.
This particular style started out as a simple way to create music for computer games. But as its popularity grew, artists decided to challenge its borders and push it to new heights. Now, you can hear it in nightclubs, house parties, bars, techno clubs, and more. And though breakcore is still relatively underground, it’s growing by leaps and bounds.
One reason why breakcore is enjoying such a huge surge in popularity is the fact that it seems to be made more for fans of “EDM”. (Electronic Dance Music). Many people listen to breakcore because they find it far more unique than other forms of breakcore. But this style of music is actually very open to everyone because it allows for complex audio programming that is not present in most other genres.
So what are some of the common traits of breakcore artists? They tend to keep their music rather simplistic and stripped down. Sometimes breakcore artists will stretch their music to include instruments like samplers and keyboards, but it is usually kept pretty bare-bones at the most. Some artists even choose not to use samples at all, and instead opt to draw their sounds from a variety of sources like live recordings, studio recordings, and samples from other songs. Sometimes these recordings can have a surprising amount of depth and richness, and this draws breakcore fans to them.
Another characteristic is the inclusion of non-mainstream sounds and instruments. There are a lot of artists who use vintage and classic instruments in their sets, and this is something that is especially appealing to people who don’t necessarily love electronic or pop music. These instruments can add a certain texture and flavor to a song that a typical pop song just can’t do. There are even artists who have been known to include classical instruments like the sitar in their sets.
The production of breakcore can sound somewhat primitive in comparison to more modern styles. This is because most of the music is recorded in an intense, distorted state. It is common to add a lot of distortion, which creates a sound reminiscent of early Motley Crew recordings, or early vocals by groups like The Doobie Brothers. The distortion helps give the sound that sound quality that can’t always be attained with more modern techniques. Sometimes the distorted sound can reach a peak of audio clarity, but not always.
In addition to the distortion, breakcore artists also often times use a lot of reverb. They use it on the drum samples, but it is also common to apply it to other parts of the track, like the guitars, keyboards, and other elements. Many artists like to layer certain sounds on top of each other, so that they have a wide variety of textures and flavors. Using a lot of also makes the sound have a sense of depth.
The main goal of breakcore is to create a unique sound that is very loud, but also has a low level of distorted distortion. There is a great deal of technical skill that goes into producing this type of electronic music. It takes time and effort to get the balance right, and it often takes trial and error to get the exact sound that you want. There are plenty of bands that have been around for many years, and as of recent, there are even more that are just starting out and doing what they do best. This style of electronic music has an endless amount of potential, but for now, it seems to be limited only to a few artists that really want to take the world by storm with their unique sound.