- Florida breaks
Florida breaks, also referred to as Florida breakbeat, Funky Breaks, and Tampa Breaks, is a
genreof breakbeatmusic which, as the name suggests, is most popular in the areas around the US state of Florida. Florida breaks were popular in the club culture of the southeast US during the mid and late 90's to early 2000s. Its sound at that time was described as 'funky' and often included recognizable samples from 80's pop, funk, and hiphop. Its current sound has a lot in common with nu skool breaksalthough it is also influenced by other music popular in the same area such as freestyle, electro and Miami bass. More recently Floridians have taken to calling the genre "electro breaks" despite the lack of electro characteristics included in the tracks, but this is most likely due to the parallel electronic dance music sub-genre of electro bassbeing billed at many of the same events as Florida breaks.
Florida Breaks Artists:
Some of the more well known artists associated with Florida breaks are:
DJ Icey, DJ Baby Anne, DJ Sharaz, Eric Berretta, Fixx, Huda Hudia, DJ X, Brad Smith, Dave London, Tony Faline, DJ SoulKid, Mike & Charlie, Friction and Spice, DJ Mondo, Infiniti.
Florida Breaks Websites:
[http://www.floridabreaks.org - Florida Breaks] [http://www.funkinfamily.com - Funkin Family] [http://www.unitedbreaks.fm - United Breaks] [http://www.8up.com - 8up Florida Breaks]
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