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The future of breaks....

Post by dan_saviola » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:01 pm

Is breakbeat dying? I ask because a breaks turned house producer told me breaks isn't making money anymore (hence why he changed).

I know heavyweights like Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors and Plump DJs are still going strong but is that just because they have good crossover appeal? It seems that the scene has been quieter lately but surely all genres are suffering because of finance right now.
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Re: The future of breaks....

Post by _ _ _ » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:06 pm

here we go again :lol:
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Post by peodepitte » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:09 pm

Today Wiseguys is at no 9 at Beatport OVERALL breaks chart .... ;)
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Post by Hellfire Machina » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:54 pm

Dubstep is the future of breaks ;)
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Post by 4444 » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:55 pm

dan_saviola wrote:Is breakbeat dying? I ask because a breaks turned house producer told me breaks isn't making money anymore (hence why he changed).

I know heavyweights like Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors and Plump DJs are still going strong but is that just because they have good crossover appeal? It seems that the scene has been quieter lately but surely all genres are suffering because of finance right now.
I think it's getting much stronger recently, although the past few years have been rough.

Not sure it ever really made any money though, except for the big names plus some others that have now chosen other paths.

Plenty of decent music out there though.
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Post by dan_saviola » Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:59 pm

*!? wrote:here we go again :lol:
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Re: The future of breaks....

Post by dan_saviola » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:01 am

shaman wrote:
dan_saviola wrote:Is breakbeat dying? I ask because a breaks turned house producer told me breaks isn't making money anymore (hence why he changed).

I know heavyweights like Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors and Plump DJs are still going strong but is that just because they have good crossover appeal? It seems that the scene has been quieter lately but surely all genres are suffering because of finance right now.
I think it's getting much stronger recently, although the past few years have been rough.

Not sure it ever really made any money though, except for the big names plus some others that have now chosen other paths.

Plenty of decent music out there though.
The guy I was talking to said that all the big nights had closed down but I know Supercharged, one of the best nights around, is still going strong
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Post by peodepitte » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:01 am

shaman wrote: Not sure it ever really made any money though, except for the big names plus some others that have now chosen other paths.
Remember when Oakie did breaks in 2002 ;)
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Post by 4444 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:07 am

dan_saviola wrote:
shaman wrote:
dan_saviola wrote:Is breakbeat dying? I ask because a breaks turned house producer told me breaks isn't making money anymore (hence why he changed).

I know heavyweights like Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors and Plump DJs are still going strong but is that just because they have good crossover appeal? It seems that the scene has been quieter lately but surely all genres are suffering because of finance right now.
I think it's getting much stronger recently, although the past few years have been rough.

Not sure it ever really made any money though, except for the big names plus some others that have now chosen other paths.

Plenty of decent music out there though.
The guy I was talking to said that all the big nights had closed down but I know Supercharged, one of the best nights around, is still going strong
there is a lack of nights, certainly in London. but London has also lost a few venues over the past few years.

like i say, i think there was a bit of a low patch, but things seem to be improving. i reckon there'll be plenty more nights popping up if the music keeps on coming.
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Re: The future of breaks....

Post by 4444 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:07 am

peodepitte wrote:
shaman wrote: Not sure it ever really made any money though, except for the big names plus some others that have now chosen other paths.
Remember when Oakie did breaks in 2002 ;)
never heard of him. is he a big name?
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Post by 4444 » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:13 am

peodepitte wrote:Hehehe

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Post by _ _ _ » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:14 am

dan_saviola wrote:
*!? wrote:here we go again :lol:
Sorry, have I annoyed?
nope :D . this topic comes up about once every month and a half.
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Re: The future of breaks....

Post by dan_saviola » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:15 am

shaman wrote:
dan_saviola wrote:
shaman wrote:
dan_saviola wrote:Is breakbeat dying? I ask because a breaks turned house producer told me breaks isn't making money anymore (hence why he changed).

I know heavyweights like Krafty Kuts, Stanton Warriors and Plump DJs are still going strong but is that just because they have good crossover appeal? It seems that the scene has been quieter lately but surely all genres are suffering because of finance right now.
I think it's getting much stronger recently, although the past few years have been rough.

Not sure it ever really made any money though, except for the big names plus some others that have now chosen other paths.

Plenty of decent music out there though.
The guy I was talking to said that all the big nights had closed down but I know Supercharged, one of the best nights around, is still going strong
there is a lack of nights, certainly in London. but London has also lost a few venues over the past few years.

like i say, i think there was a bit of a low patch, but things seem to be improving. i reckon there'll be plenty more nights popping up if the music keeps on coming.
People just seem to like to be doom and gloom merchants for some reason
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Re: The future of breaks....

Post by hippy dave » Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:20 am

breaks will be just fine as long as intergroove is still up and running imho.
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Re: The future of breaks....

Post by Phill 3-Parts » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:01 am

No idea about the financial side but Afghan Headspin, VENT and 4Kuba are three pretty flucking awesome examples of why Breaks is not going anywhere but up in the near future IMO. :woo: :woo:
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Post by ellgieff » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:19 am

3-Parts DJ wrote:No idea about the financial side but Afghan Headspin, VENT and 4Kuba are three pretty flucking awesome examples of why Breaks is not going anywhere but up in the near future IMO. :woo: :woo:
This.

see also: BSD, Hedflux, Neurodriver and many, many others.
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Post by alex_virr » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:50 am

The music is healthy, the genre otherwise known as Breaks is not.
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Re: The future of breaks....

Post by j hazen » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:33 am

^^exactly what i was thinking^^
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Re: The future of breaks....

Post by Paulera » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:08 am

JUST LOOK AT IDJ THIS MONTH FOR REASSURANCE THAT THE BREAKS SCENE IS ALIVE. THEY ARE SHOWCASING NEW TALENT IN THE BREAKS SCENE! THE ARTISTS FEATURED ARE

JIMMY MOFO - who has been in the scene for well over 10 years
WOOZ - who has been in the scene for over 6 years
NAPT! - who have been in the scene for over 6 years
CTRL Z - 7 years


All those guys deserve massive props for what they have done recently but surely it would of been better to call
the article The New Champions of Breakbeat rather than new artists then feature no one who is especially new haha
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