Big beat

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Big beat
Stylistic origins Electronica, alternative rock, punk rock, trip hop, drum and bass, psychedelic rock, beat music, house
Cultural origins mid-1990s United Kingdom
Typical instruments Keyboards, turntables, synthesizer, guitar, bass, drums, drum machine, sequencer, sampler, digital effects
Mainstream popularity Late 1990s to early 2000s

Big beat is a genre of dance music, which includes various genres of music, including drum and bass, alternative rock, trip-hop, acid house, beat music, punk rock and psychedelic rock.