Tag Archives: breakbeats

It’s been called the most important six second drum loop, it’s virtually spawned an entire genre, it’s subject to much debate in all corners of the internet from the legal ins-and-outs to how best to chop it up.  Continue reading...

Currently residing in sunny Los Angeles, Michele Balduzzi (better known as Phonat) is signed to OWSLA imprint by way of London oddball electronica outfit MofoHifi.

Having made a name for himself by constantly making people second guess his next musical endeavour – flirting with fidget, disco, breakbeat, downtempo, drum’n’bass, hiphop and everything in between – Phonat is not an artist content with churning out a formulaic or tried-and-tested sound.  Continue reading...

Sampling is such a given in modern music that we probably don’t give it much thought these days –  lifting a musical loop, breakbeat or even spoken word sample from someone else’s record is almost second nature to producers and has been commonplace since the explosion of sampling in the early 1980s.  Continue reading...