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Drumfunk is a subgenre of drum & bass sometimes referred to as "edits" or "choppage". The term came into widespread use ca. 2000, when drumfunk itself began to expand. The hallmarks of drumfunk records are complex breakbeats which sound as though they are being played live on a drumkit, but are actually comprised of samples which have been processed and rearranged electronically.

Though a sub-genre of drum & bass, it is usually much more complex than the standard drum patterns that exist within it. The focus of the song tends to be on the drums rather than the melodies or music itself. Also usually programmed from old drum samples which are relatively obscure rather than created.

Key drumfunk artists include Paradox (arguably the originator of both the term and production style), Fracture and Neptune, Danny Breaks, Seba, Macc, Fanu, ASC, 0=0, Senses and Chris Inperspective although other producers have been labeled as such from time to time.

Noted producer Breakage, for instance, has been associated with drumfunk, partly because of his love of cavernous, hollowed-out amen rolls, and in no small way because he remixed Equinox's seminal "Acid Rain" in such a tightly-wound, frenetic manner that it seems to leave the already ambitious original in the dust.

However, Breakage's tunes have not on the whole been as off-kilter and labyrinthinely syncopated as the obviously drumfunk ouput of Nucleus and Paradox. His more recent work (as of 2005) on the famed Bassbin label, "Ask me", and "So Vain", have tended towards a sort of "dub roller" mentality that finds comparison with (and presence in the dj sets of) Calibre's recent work.

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