Big-beat is strange like that, because it was made and marketed to a rockist crowd so it did revolve around artist albums and tracks that are self-contained units. Big-beat tracks rarely come with DJ-friendly intro/outros or any kind of unified tempo range, for example. But yes, it is (mostly) looped-based stuff, particularly the clubby Chemical Brothers/Crystal Method stuff. And yeah, most of these albums are packed with filler that is noticeably worse than any of the hit singles.
For me, the best place to hear big-beat is still in a DJ set. When someone is just putting all the killer together one after another it's massive fun, or when someone drops a few big-beat tracks into an eclectic party set.
> Live @ J00F Editions, 30.03.13 [Chill Out]
> Time & Space [Mixtape]
> Ain't Nothing Going On But The Funk [Breakbeat Classics]
> The Singularity [Drum & Bass]
> Distant Places [Progressive Trance]
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Last edited by SYSTEM-J on Aug-19-2011 at 03:34