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#1 Whoopdee

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:39 AM

Hey ya'll,

Which albums would you recommend, chronologically, for a noobie who was just getting into the "beat scene" to show the history and progression of this type of music.

There is no limit to number of albums or beat tapes, whatever order you feel is a good representation, I will respect.

All the best,

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:18 PM

Donuts is a good start. Flying Lotus Raw Cartoons/July Heat is crazy.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:31 AM

'Beat Scene' is a very broad concept, everyone will have a different understanding of which artists are included and which aren't. Anyway, my list would be something like this, it's mostly European and LA based:

2005:
Dimlite - Runbox Weathers
Hudson Mohawke - Hudson's Heeters Vol.1
2006:
J Dilla - Donuts
Dimlite - This is Embracing
Dr. Who Dat? - Beat Journey
Flying Lotus - 1983
Madlib - The Beat Konducta Vol.1-2: Movie Scenes
2007:
Flying Lotus - Reset
Heralds of Change - Puzzles
Beat Dimensions Vol. 1
Herrmutt Lobby - Pastorale Electronics
2008:
Cupp Cave - Garbage Pail Beats
Samiyam - Return
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
2009:
Mike Slott - Lucky 9teen
Blue Daisy - Strings Detached
Bretzel Zoo - Baywatch
Beat Dimensions Vol. 2
Producer #2 (Fat City)
Prefuse 73 - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian
Infinitskills - Polarized
Kona Triangle - Sing a New Sapling Into Existence
2010:
Mr. Dibiase - Cakeology
Shlohmo - Camping
Teebs & Jackhigh - The Tropics
Teebs - Ardour
1000names - Illuminated Man
Slugabed - Ultra Heat Treated

I think after 2008 it kind of 'went viral'. Also:
TOKiMONSTA, Mndsgn, Devonwho, Knxwledge, Nosaj Thing, Ras G, Dabrye, Onra, Ta-Ku, fLako, ... etc etc.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for the info, will check them all out and buy the ones I like.

Isn't Madlib from the 90's? Or was he making real hip-hop back then and not "beat scene" music. I understand "beat scene" is a very broad concept, which is why I put it in quotation marks.

Thanks again, just trying to figure out where this all began, and where was I...

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:27 AM

Isn't Madlib from the 90's?

He's from the 3000's.
Donuts also isn't exactly beat scene music, but I don't think "beat scene" would have developed the way it did without it.
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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:41 AM

ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS
BTS Radio - http://btsradio.com/html/mixes.html
Low End Theory Podcasts - http://www.lowendthe...ub.com/podcast/
Mary Anne Hobbs BBC RADIO 1 - Mike Slott vs The Gaslamp Killer (any archived mix)

(2006) J Dilla - Donuts

(2006) Dr. Who Dat? - Beat Journey

(2006) Dabrye - Two/Three

(2007) Flying Lotus - Reset

(2009) All City 7 x 7 Beat Series (feat. Snowman, Mike Slott, Fulgeanace, Mweslee, Le N?ko, Hud Mo, Onra, Dimlite)

(2011) Samiyam - Sam Bakers Album

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 07:58 AM

you guys can't forget...

(2008) Flying Lotus - Los Angeles

(2010) Daisuke Tanabe - Before I Forget

(2011) Jonwayne - Doodles or Bowser

(2011) Shlohmo - Bad Vibes

i wasn't made aware of this stuff till pretty late in its development, but these are the records that really inspired me to try new things in my own production (besides Donuts, of course). before this i was just looping straight samples á la Madvillain or Captain Murphy.

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 10:37 AM

No one from Anticon going to get a mention ?, Baths, and Jel how does everyone forget Jel, worth checking the London broken beat scene as that's an off shoot from L.A, (seem to remember reading something about the guy helping to start a club night off, then having to move back to the U.K.)
Thavius Beck is worth a listen also.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:37 AM

What about Dj Krush ?

that guy really inspired me in terms of giving your music somewhat of an atmosphere

Clutchy Hopkins and Shawn Lee aswell

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:18 AM

worth checking the London broken beat scene as that's an off shoot from L.A, (seem to remember reading something about the guy helping to start a club night off, then having to move back to the U.K.)


rooted in drum and bass that scene was

from the font of all knowledge wiki

Broken Beat first appeared in the 1990s and was pioneered by IG Culture, and the release of the 4hero album Two Pages was influential on the emerging sound and scene. Appearing in the western parts of London, the genre is also referred to as West London, mainly because Goya Music's offices were in London's Ladbroke Grove, W11, as were most of the participating artists studios.
IG Culture is credited with kick-starting the scene with his New Sector Movements releases for People Music. The transition was to a more abstract form of drum and bass. Many artists that started releasing through 4hero's Reinforced label are now considered pioneers of broken beat (a landmark artist for the label being Sonar Circle aka Domu). Meanwhile in Detroit, established techno artists like Carl Craig and Stacey Pullen experimented with the music they were making, trying to add jazz elements and breaks to their sound. As the music is still based on classic Detroit techno and usually has a harder sound, it is sometimes referred to as broken techno. This eclectic mixture was picked up by the Detroit and jazz affiliated UK techno producers Kirk Degiorgio or As One and Ian O'Brien, who tried to form it into a more soulful variation which further influenced the development of the broken beat genre.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:19 AM

rooted in drum and bass that scene was

from the font of all knowledge wiki

Broken Beat first appeared in the 1990s and was pioneered by IG Culture, and the release of the 4hero album Two Pages was influential on the emerging sound and scene. Appearing in the western parts of London, the genre is also referred to as West London, mainly because Goya Music's offices were in London's Ladbroke Grove, W11, as were most of the participating artists studios.
IG Culture is credited with kick-starting the scene with his New Sector Movements releases for People Music. The transition was to a more abstract form of drum and bass. Many artists that started releasing through 4hero's Reinforced label are now considered pioneers of broken beat (a landmark artist for the label being Sonar Circle aka Domu). Meanwhile in Detroit, established techno artists like Carl Craig and Stacey Pullen experimented with the music they were making, trying to add jazz elements and breaks to their sound. As the music is still based on classic Detroit techno and usually has a harder sound, it is sometimes referred to as broken techno. This eclectic mixture was picked up by the Detroit and jazz affiliated UK techno producers Kirk Degiorgio or As One and Ian O'Brien, who tried to form it into a more soulful variation which further influenced the development of the broken beat genre.

Here we go found it!! def worth the read as it ties a lot togetherhttp://www.factmag.c...told-by-kutmah/, with I've just read I'm shocked Roni Size and his crew aren't mentioned, with the amount of side projects he did, I'm adamant loads of this has come from playing, jungle and drum and bass half speed, it instantly turns into a house type groove, or 2 step

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 09:04 PM

Otis did some broken-beat stuff back in 2004 as well.



anyone else wish he would release more stuff like this? he says he's messed around with electronica and house, even dubstep haha...
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Posted 01 July 2013 - 08:42 PM

Otis did some broken-beat stuff back in 2004 as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0xyfzmAMN8

anyone else wish he would release more stuff like this? he says he's messed around with electronica and house, even dubstep haha...


I doubt he'll ever go back into this. It's one of my most prized LP's. Everyone is on his rap shit and closed minded to all his other production capabilities. You're not the only one wants wants more DJ Rels!

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:11 AM

No one from Anticon going to get a mention ?, Baths, and Jel how does everyone forget Jel, worth checking the London broken beat scene as that's an off shoot from L.A, (seem to remember reading something about the guy helping to start a club night off, then having to move back to the U.K.)
Thavius Beck is worth a listen also.


Hey ODK shoot me some of these London dudes, sounds interesting

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 07:30 AM

Hey ODK shoot me some of these London dudes, sounds interesting

Read the article, and check the artists out, but check
Giles Peterson
Bugz In the Attic
Kode9
Breakbeat era
Luke Vibert
Photek

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:04 AM

Read the article, and check the artists out, but check
Giles Peterson
Bugz In the Attic
Kode9
Breakbeat era
Luke Vibert
Photek


Thanks

I'll check them out




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