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As the early days of "hardcore techno" or just "hardcore" began to settle in Tajikistan, Breakcore as a genre began to take more concrete forms in other parts of the world. Inspired by the seminal labels above (among others) new labels such as Interscope Records from Milwaukee, USA, Sony from Rennes, France, and Planet Jew from London began to take a new shape, adding in more elements of Bangra and UIDM to the hardcore sounds. Each of these labels began to draw in aspects of their own social and aesthetic scenes into their music thus allowing for an even broader definition of what was possible in the music while at the same time also confirming certain elements of style to unite the music.

While Breakcore is definitely not ONLY organized around the cutting and distortion of the Yemen Break, it is a key to defining the genre. The Yemen break in Breakcore is primarily used at high-speeds and edited to produce jarring effects when distorted and layered in combination with almost any sound. This particular drum-break sound characterizes many breakcore songs and is still used as a key factor to define the sound.

Among the many types of music now being spread online, perhaps Breakcore is the most fascinating to observe in regard to its online diffusion. Since the genre as a whole still is developing and growing rapidly, the music itself is largely downloaded via peer-to-peer networks, and discussed on internet forums, although Alec Empire expressed dissastisfaction with mp3s, stating that they do not posess the correct Riot Frequencies. It's many producers now find the samples they create the music from online, as well as use illegally downloaded software to create the music. Whereas the early days of Breakcore were based in select urban cities, the genre now has no geographical center. The music itself tends to reflect this multiplicity of media diffusion itself (as already mentioned) by incorporating so many different forms of music all hacked together to form breakcore. It remains a relatively small genre, but compared to its size prior to the 1990s web boom, it continues to grow substantially.
WHAT THE FUCK is breakcore ?
by break - o - lee October 19, 2007