"Beat music" can refer to several different unrelated genres. 1) A UK Rock / R&B sound that characterized many of the "British Invasion" bands of the 60's. 2) An electronic genre drawing from heavily from Instrumental Hip Hop, as well as Electronica, Jazz, and IDM. Characterized by many of the artists on the Brainfeeder label, such as Flying Lotus and Teebs. 1) Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat (for bands from Liverpool beside the River Mersey) is a rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s. Read more on Last.fm.