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Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:10 pm
by freewave
So I saw the 4chan's Essential Albums for Nu Skool Funky Breaks which appears to be a lot of different Breaks scenes wrapped into one chart. From what I've been reading about the last 2 decades is there's actually:

Nu Skool Breaks
Funky Breaks
Nu-Funk
Ghetto Breaks
Tech-Funk

I was pretty familiar Nu Skool Breaks back in the 00's and I've understood that Ghetto Breaks is the wobbly midtempo from its own label. Tech-Funk is the Elite Force, Meat Katie, Lee Coombs Let 49 stuff that mixes Techno and Funky Breaks......

But what I'm having trouble with is what is Funky Breaks and what is Nu-Funk??

I've been told: "Goodgroove is early ghetto funk / nufunk jalapeno is basically funk / funky breaks and finger lickin is uptempo nuskool breaks ... it can get confusing at times. Funky breaks is the adjective form, there will always be funky breaks. Nufunk refers to funky breaks before will and slim created the ghetto funk genre. Ghetto funk is basically funky breaks with wobbly bass lines.

The last sentence makes sense to me but the rest I'm still not getting the rest. Is Nu-Funk the more organic side of breaks, like Fort Knox Five and All Good Funk Alliance? Is it more midtempo but without the wobbles and electronics? Is Finger Lickin really not Nu-Funk or Funky Breaks at all?

Any help is appreciated as I want to make sense of some of the divisions. :circularsaw:

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:20 am
by Protoplasym
I can't chime in with anything useful other than, you forgot to include Progressive Breaks and Electro Breaks. :chin: ;)

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm
by freewave
Protoplasym wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:20 am
I can't chime in with anything useful other than, you forgot to include Progressive Breaks and Electro Breaks. :chin: ;)
and Psybreaks

But ultimately those are easier to understand what they are.... :tuna:

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:52 am
by freewave
Well i did some more reading and my assumption NOW is that Nu-Funk tried to split off as a midtempo scene for more hip-hop/funk tempo and energy and then Ghetto Funk split off from the organic side of that and added a lot more wobbles and modern elements.

Correct me if I'm wrong .......

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:46 am
by freewave
Well I hope that's it. There's not exactly a straightforward guide on the styles and subgenres here.

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:30 am
by freewave
Well now there's a guide to Ghetto Funk ... :) https://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScien ... etto-funk/

I'll get some more posted soon. :yesyes:

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:41 am
by Danny
freewave wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:30 am
Well now there's a guide to Ghetto Funk ... :) https://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScien ... etto-funk/

I'll get some more posted soon. :yesyes:
Funny that they're referring to the Ghettofunk label, I got a boatload of tunes from them :)
They had this big bandcamp sale where you could buy several albums for something like 10 or 15 quid, I got well over 250 tunes from that.

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:37 pm
by Protoplasym
freewave wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Protoplasym wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:20 am
I can't chime in with anything useful other than, you forgot to include Progressive Breaks and Electro Breaks. :chin: ;)
and Psybreaks

But ultimately those are easier to understand what they are.... :tuna:
Well, I've always considered Psybreaks part of Progressive Breaks since they both usually employ the same kinds of Pads and pretty melodies. Psybreaks usually have more Leadwork involved.

Try classifying Burufunk... Nuskool Progressive Psybreaks. 8)

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:02 pm
by freewave
Ok I haven't been around for awhile so here's an update for Breaks.

Here's Psybreaks (2 disc) :mix:

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:07 pm
by freewave
Here is Tech-Funk too. :woo:

I had to change some of the original tracklist around so i could get as much of a playlist on spotify but whatdoyoudo... :violin:

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:10 pm
by freewave
Oh and Hardcore Breaks (not Breakbeat Hardcore) is here.

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:12 pm
by freewave
While I'm at it, I was told the American "Big Beat" era was called Funky Breaks, when some are separating those out and calling it West Coast or Chemical Breaks and the more electro side Florida Breaks https://rateyourmusic.com/list/TheScien ... -breaks-1/

Are they both right? Thoughts?

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:13 pm
by freewave
Finally, I have a rough draft of Tearout Breaks on discogs, coming soon. 2 discs worth i think.

Re: Nu-Funk, Funky Breaks - Differences?

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:17 pm
by freewave
And if you guys have any more recommendations on what should be on Funky Breaks (the 2000's) and Nu-Funk (end of 2000's) PLEASE help a man out as I'd love to get those sets done too at some point. If I can't find out the truth here then that's pretty sad.

:circularsaw: