Break beat and electro music has a distinct character to it.
Not usually 4/4 but has massive bass drops in the syncopated beats are a treat …….and vocals with electronic distortion are a must.
Breakbeat (sometimes breaks or breakbeats) can refer to two distinct but related things: It is both an electronic music genre and the distinct percussive rhythm from which this genre takes its name, usually characterized by the use of a non-straightened (percussion instruments do not play directly on beat) 4/4 drum pattern (as opposed to the steady beat of house, techno and trance). These rhythms may be characterized by their intensive use of syncopation and polyrhythms. A common feature of breakbeats is its ‘shuffling’ hi-hats and its beat-skipping kick drums. Both meanings are closely connected to hip hop and b-boying (breakdance)
Electro (short for either electro-funk, or electro-boogie)is a genre of electronic dance music directly influenced by the use of TR-808 drum machines,and funk sampling.Records in the genre typically feature drum machines and heavy electronic sounds, usually without vocals, although if vocals are present they are delivered in a deadpan manner, often through electronic distortion such as vocoding and talkboxing. This is the main distinction between electro and previously prominent genres such as disco, in which the electronic sound was only part of the instrumentation.
Genre Lables: Acid breaks, big beat, breakcore, broken beat, nu-funk, nu skool breaks, progressive breaks, Death Funk, Miami bass, funk carioca, freestyle, techno, breakbeat, Electro rok, Elektro musik, electro funk, breakcore, elektro Bass, miami bass, techno bass
Notes: Turntables, samplers, sequencers, synthesizers, drum machines, break dancing