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Breakbeatlocked

  • Dale E. Chapman

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A sampled rhythmic fragment isolated from an extant sound recording and repurposed as a rhythmic hook in a new track.

The development of breakbeat techniques in early hip-hop culture during the late 1970s has been attributed to DJs such as Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, who used a setup of two turntables and an audio mixer to produce seamless rhythmic grooves for dancers at parties in New York’s South Bronx (...

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