Drop (music)

The drop is the point in a music track where a switch of rhythm or bass line occurs and usually follows a recognizable build section and break. A drop (in electronic music) is characterised predominantly by a sudden build of textures as opposed to a slow build of them, and usually links a building section with the climax and following main theme and rhythm of a track. In hip-hop and electronic music, the reintroduction of the full bass line and drums is known as the drop.