Schaffel

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Schaffel (the German spelling to match the English pronunciation of "shuffle") is a style in progressive electronic music in which the beat is shuffled hard. Often triplet eighths are used to create swinging rhythms.

History[edit]

Originating from swing and R&B roots, the beat was popularized by glam rock performers like T.Rex with their 1971 hit "Hot Love" and Gary Glitter in his 1972 hit "Rock and Roll Pt 2".[1]

The Schaffel beat has remained in use in electronic music genres and can be found in such releases as "Personal Jesus" by Depeche Mode.[1]

Michael Mayer's label Kompakt has put out a series of compilations titled Schaffelfieber ("Schaffel Fever").

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martin Turenne, April 1, 2004. "Schaffel Beat Resuscitates Techno", Exclaim!.