New Beat (also called midtempo) is a genre that appeared in the late 80's during the rise of Classic Techno & Trance. Its country of origin is Belgium, starting as an underground genre. It was later adapted into Industrial. Recently the genre has seen a mass revival thanks to people like REZZ, 1 7 8 8 - L, & INTERCOM. New Beat has seen a massive impact within the past 2 years, rivalling the likes of Trance. It's easily recognisable by its relatively slow tempo, four on the floor beat, dark synth structure & complex basswork. Besides Industrial, it was influenced by Acid House, Techno and Dark Wave.