Nu skool breaks

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Nu Skool Breaks is a form of breakbeat. The term was apparently invented in 1998 when DJs Adam Freeland, Rennie Pilgrem and Tayo played at a new night party called "Friction" in London. However, some think otherwise.

Today many prefer to use the term breaks. Back then they played dark and filthy breaks tracks, downpitched drum'n'bass and fresh sounding electro and basically started the scene from scratch.

Producers in this area like Tipper, Uberzone, Freq Nasty, ILS, Koma & Bones, BT, Hybrid, Aquasky vs Masterblaster, The Breakfastaz, Plump DJ's are among the most prolific producers who push the sound forward.

Nu Skool Breaks clocks in at 130 - 140 bpm, has a breakbeat rhythm and melds elements of techno, electro, drum'n'bass (basslines mostly) and even rock and hip hop into a danceable, accessible music that has quickly gone around the world.

Scenes are to be found in the UK, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, the States and in Eastern Europe, such as, Budapest. Many a top act has asked for remixes from the Nu Skool camp, such as: Orbital, Nsync, Kelis and New Order.

In the UK the scene is dominated by acts like the Plump DJs, Evil Nine, Adam Freeland and Lee Coombs among others.

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