昨天晚上去中山足球場看 超凡合唱團(The Prodigy)演唱會
20:30整點 The Prodigy登場表演
開場曲是當年紅透鋼管界的名曲 "Break & Enter"
但是重音真的是 200 % PRO.
I feel the big beat, the rock of life
Big beat talk to me.
Waking up blind with the house on fire.
目前The Prodigy已被評選為最具代表性的big beat團體
Big beat (also Big Beat, or sometimes chemical breaks) is a term devised in the mid 1990s by the British music press, as a way of describing the work of The Chemical Brothers, but was defined by the work of Fatboy Slim. At a time when electronic dance music tended to have deliberately artificial, robotic and repetitious drum beats mixed with sampled drum loops, the Chemical Brothers took the unusual step of recreating rock-style drum lines with individually-sampled drums, their music consequently combining elements of dance and rock music. The term caught on, and was subsequently applied to a wide variety of acts, notably Bentley Rhythm Ace, Lionrock, Monkey Mafia, Death In Vegas and David Holmes.
Other 'big beat' acts include Overseer, Mr. Oizo, many artists signed to Brighton's Skint label and to some extent the later work of The Prodigy. By the time of the latter's successful 1997 album The Fat of the Land, the music press were increasingly drawn to the term 'electronica' instead, and 'big beat' is now rarely used.
Big beat tended to feature distorted, compressed breakbeats at moderate tempos - usually between the 110 to 136 BPM (beats per minute) range, acidic synthesizer lines and heavy jazz loops. It was often punctuated with punkish-style vocals and driven by intense, distorted basslines, with conventional pop and techno structures. Big Beat is also characterised by a strong psychedelic influence stemming from the influence of The Beatles, Led Zeppelin's breakbeats, and the Acid House musical movement.
Bentley Rhythm Ace
Boom Boom Satellites
The Chemical Brothers
The Crystal Method
Death in Vegas