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The Best Breakbeat Hardcore Groups/Artists

Updated June 14, 2019 111 votes 27 voters 6.5k views14 items

Breakbeat hardcore artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good breakbeat hardcore bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top breakbeat hardcore bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Breakbeat hardcore groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all breakbeat hardcore bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest breakbeat hardcore bands of all time, since the most famous breakbeat hardcore artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best breakbeat hardcore music.

You can click on the breakbeat hardcore band names to see more information about that particular notable breakbeat hardcore group. If they're near the top of the best breakbeat hardcore artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top breakbeat hardcore bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the breakbeat hardcore band names themselves.

This list contains artists like The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers. You decide which of these artists are the best ones by casting your votes. Is Dave Baksh a better choice for the top of the list than Lords of Acid? Vote accordingly.

All important, significant and iconic names in breakbeat hardcore music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new breakbeat hardcore bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of breakbeat hardcore, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into breakbeat hardcore music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good breakbeat hardcore bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent breakbeat hardcore bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best breakbeat hardcore bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest breakbeat hardcore musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular breakbeat hardcore bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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  • The Prodigy are an English electronic dance music band from Braintree, Essex, formed in 1990 by keyboardist and songwriter Liam Howlett. The line-up of the band has included MC and vocalist Maxim, dancer and vocalist Keith Flint (until his death in March 2019), dancer and live keyboardist Leeroy Thornhill (who left to pursue a solo career in 1999), and dancer and vocalist Sharky (1990-1991). Howlett's rock inspired drum rhythms infused with electronic rave music beats/breaks were combined with Maxim's omnipresent mystique, Thornhill's shuffle dancing style and Flint's modern punk appearance.They earned titles like "the premiere dance act for the alternative masses" and "the Godfathers of... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Electronica, Big Beat, Rave
    • Albums: The Fat of the Land, More Music for the Jilted Generation, Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned, Invaders Must Die

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  • The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Breakbeat Hardcore Groups/Artists
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    The Chemical Brothers are a British electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, originating in Manchester in 1989. Along with The Prodigy, Fatboy Slim, and other fellow acts, they were pioneers at bringing the big beat genre to the forefront of pop culture. They achieved widespread success when their second album Dig Your Own Hole topped the UK charts in 1997. In the United Kingdom they have had six number one albums and thirteen Top Twenty singles, including two number ones.... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Electronica, Big Beat, Techno
    • Albums: Dig Your Own Hole, Surrender, Exit Planet Dust, Come With Us, Further

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  • 2 Bad Mice were a breakbeat hardcore group formed in England in 1991, composed of Sean O'Keeffe, Simon Colebrooke, and Rob Playford, the latter the owner of the Moving Shadow record label. 2 Bad Mice were credited as among the first UK hardcore acts to begin incorporating breakbeats into their style. They were a staple on the early to mid 1990s hardcore scene, and were instrumental in the music's steady mutation into jungle/drum and bass. Their two UK Singles Chart successes were "Hold It Down" which reached number 48 in February 1992, and "Bombscare" which reached number 46 in September 1996. Although 2 Bad Mice stopped producing as the hardcore scene began to wane, a best-of compilation... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Electronic music, Breakbeat hardcore, Hardcore techno
    • Albums: Hold It Down, Bombscare, FACT Mix 250: 2 Bad Mice, Underworld, Kaotic Chemistry
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  • 4hero are an electronic music group from Dollis Hill, London, comprising producers Mark "Marc Mac" Clair & Denis "Dego" McFarlane. While the band is often cited as 4 Hero or 4-Hero, the name is stylized as 4hero on their albums and website. 4hero are known for being pioneers of breakbeat hardcore, jungle/drum and bass, broken beat and nu jazz music. ... more on Wikipedia
    • Genres (Music): Nu jazz, Neo soul, Electronic music, House music, Breakbeat
    • Albums: Two Pages, Creating Patterns, Play With the Changes, Parallel Universe, Better Place: US House Remixes
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