I could be wrong, I assume the term “beats” as we apply it to music production today emerged around 1992 visa vi an iconic hip hop producer in particular. He isn’t a personal hero still the term beat or beats have impacted the way music makers describe their work. I don’t make beats. I hope my band, Boom Jungle Wood is known for playing beats. This is an example of one I would create. I think beats are something done organically and in a group setting. I dibble in electronic music. Sooner or later I will demo one of my funky house tracks with a strong syncopated “beat” enclosed.