very well said...I couldn't agree more with you.Originally posted by kprior
I think that alot of Funky Breaks, being Old and New are dope. Although, I think that the ol' school funky breaks indeed have had there time and place. I have been listening, and buying the records for some time now. My love for the funky beats is still alive, but hearing the Djs such as, Dj Dan , John Kelly, Eric Davenport, and John E to name a few play the funky west coast style for many years of my life I have come to a conclusion that the time has passed. I have heard all of those tracks one to many times. Although, don't get me wrong I still bust my ass when I hear them. But, I say that the time of funky breaks is over, and in steps the nuer progressier sound. The production is flawless and Djs are taking the breakbeatz to a higher level of understanding and atmosphere. I believe that alot of progressive tracks being released still have funky aspects to it, but with some added complexity. ie. Gonzo 1, a phat ol' school track remastered with a phater beat.
Thus, I like the progressive, and newer sound more...I think but funky breaks, will always be in my heart.
I couldn't agree more - at the same time though, the big bouncy sound that was championed by cut la roc, monkey mafia, wiseguys, fatboy et al. was a little TOO much for some people...at some point i think that the rise of darkness in nu-skool breaks is a direct response to the sugary sweetness of big beat.Originally posted by KickIT
I don't know about you guys, but I'd love for some Big Beat to come back. Maybe mix it up with some nu-skool and funky, but the original Brighton Big Beat sound was where it was at.