A breakbeat is a drum solo, usually from an early 1970s funk record.
As it made for good DJing and then sampling, it became a staple of hip hop, house, breakbeat hardcore, jungle, drum'n'bass, and big beat music, largely through the use of uncleared samples, often sourced via DJ battle tools or sample CDs.
- "Amen, Brother" The Winstons, Colo Him Father / Amen, Brother, 1969
- "Apache" Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band, Bongo Rock, 1973
- "Funky Drummer" James Brown, Funky Drummer, 1970
- "Funky President (People It's Bad)" James Brown, Reality, 1974
- "Hot Pants (Bonus Beats" Bobby Byrd, I Know You Got Soul)
- "Impeach the President" The Honey Drippers, Impeach the President / Roy C.'s Theme Song, 1973
- "It's a New Day" Skull Snaps, Skull Snaps, 1973
- "Kool Is Back" Funk, Inc., Funk, Inc., 1972
- "Long Red" Mountain, Mountain Live: The Road Goes Ever On, 1972
- "Synthetic Substitution" Melvin Bliss, Reward / Synthetic Substitution, 1973
- "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" Bob James, Two, 1975
- "Think (About It)" Lyn Collins, Think (About It), 1972
Hip hop culture: Breakbeat | DJ battle tool
Sampling: A cappella | Breakbeat | DJ battle tool | Sample CD