big beat


big beat
   An underground music scene which broke through in 1997 but had its origins earlier. Roots can be traced back to the Beastie Boys 1989 album Paul’s Boutique or to the three GiveEm Enough Dope 1990–1 compilations by Mark Jones. More recent sparks were generated by Wall of Sound, the Chemical Brothers’ 1994 ‘Chemical Beats’ track or the Propellerheads’ 1996 ‘Take California’. Big beat is a dance music that moves on from hip hop and trip hop via funk and backbeat, fusing deep bass lines and big drum sounds. Turntable and sampling techniques are blended with lush strings and brash brass, and sometimes vocals, but also with traditional pop and rock songwriting skills. The release of the Propellerheads’ first album Decksandrumsandrockandroll in January 1998 marked the mainstream arrival of big beat.
   PETER CHILDS

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

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