Beats & Breaks
Breaks, the common root shared in our culture. I’m talking about percussion, bass, drums, that sound that makes you just want to get loose. DJs have been looping and sampling the instrumentals ever since the beginning of Hip Hop. Although there is one question that comes to mind: why the breaks? Why are bboys/bgirls drawn to this style of music? The answer is simple. We are human. Far before the first bboy even hit a cypher, our ancestors danced to music made with simple instruments which almost always included some form of drums. Across cultures and ethnicities, rhythm is embedded in the very existence of humanity. Even the movements used today can be traced back to steps shared by people around the globe.
The music is out there and all you have to do is find it. Soundcloud, Bandcamp, etc are all good sources of music from DJ mixes to artist’s singles. Here are some links to dope stuff you might not know of: