Bands/Musicians The Best Broken Beat Groups/Artists  

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Broken beat artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good broken beat 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 broken beat bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Broken beat 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 broken beat bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest broken beat bands of all time, since the most famous broken beat artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best broken beat music.

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4hero is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Broken Beat Groups/Artists
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4hero are an electronic music group from Dollis Hill, London, comprising producers Mark "Marc Mac" Clair & Dennis "Dego" McFarlane. While the band is often cited as "4 Hero" or "4-Hero", the name is presented as "4hero" on their own albums and websites. 4hero are known as early pioneers of breakbeat hardcore and drum and bass music, and the group obtained a Mercury Music Prize nomination for their 1998 album Two Pages. More recently, on their 2007 album, Play with the Changes, 4hero has experimented with downtempo and nu jazz. Marc Mac and Dego continue to produce music as 4hero as well as a variety of other aliases they've developed over the years. 4hero had a show on Sunday nights on Kiss ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Nu jazz, Neo soul, Electronic music, House music, Breakbeat, + more

Albums: Two Pages, Creating Patterns, Play With the Changes, Parallel Universe, Better Place: US House Remixes, + more

Career Began: Dollis Hill, London, United Kingdom

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2562 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Broken Beat Groups/Artists
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Dave Huismans, better known by his stage name as 2562, is a musician from The Hague, Netherlands. Having previously released records of various musical styles under the monikers A Made Up Sound and Dogdaze, Huismans created 2562, under which his output is generally described as dubstep. The debut 2562 album, Aerial, was released to favourable reviews. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Dubstep, Broken beat, Future garage, Techno

Albums: Yet / Kontrol

Nationality: Netherlands

Career Began: The Hague, Netherlands

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Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez is an American record producer and disc jockey. He is also one half of the Masters at Work musical production team with Little Louie Vega. Gonzalez started his DJ career in 1985 organizing neighborhood block parties in his home of Brooklyn, New York, with his then musical partner, Mike Delgado. Under the Masters at Work moniker, the parties became quite successful and attracted Todd Terry who later borrowed the group's name for two record releases. Terry returned the favor at a later date when he loaned Gonzalez a drum machine, which began his interest in producing beats.Kenny Dope was one of the DJ's for the group KAOS whose 1988 album "Court's In Session" featured ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, House music, Dance music, Broken beat

Albums: Break Beats, All in the Mind, Roller Boogie 80's, Kenny Dope Presents Randy Muller's Best, The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind), + more

Nationality: United States of America

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Todd Terry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Broken Beat Groups/Artists
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Todd Terry

Todd N. Terry is an American DJ, producer, and remixer. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Disco, House music, Electronic dance music, Garage house, Broken beat

Albums: Ministry of Sound: Sessions Eight, Resolutions, Ready for a New Day, Todd Terry's Greatest Hits, The Adonis Experiment, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Warlock Records, Tommy Boy Entertainment, EMI, Astralwerks, Ministry of Sound, + more

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