I dunno how much use I'd get out of it, but it seems like a cool effect to have in reserve...

How do I get a sound like the breaks in this:

At 1:25 in this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPGKJpzMvBA

Similarly, how can I get an effect that sounds like the song runs out of batteries and quickly fades out, detuning.

Like at 1:53 in this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fIdee59XcY
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It's a high pass filter. Not really too hard.
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idk how to do the detune thing except probably an Audio Unit or if the whole track was made with MIDI (sound like it could be) it wouldn't be too hard.

anywho...i think a bit crusher could help you get that drum sound you're looking for (if I'm hearing the part you're looking for)

Good luck!
For the second effect you listed, you can do that with any tape stop VST. I just googled for some and the first hit was http://www.kvraudio.com/db/tapestop_by_tbt. There's also a tape stop in Glitch which is another free VST.

I'm not sure what 'effect' your talking about in the first example. It just sounds like everything cut out but the drums. If you want a kind of lo fi sound for break, eq out all the lows, low mids, and highs. If your eq has preset try something like "radio" "lo-fi" or "telephone"
dont know what DAW you are using, but most should have a speed up/slow down type effect. do that and make sure that it does pitch shift. in reaper you can automate the play rate to slow down, and make sure you un-select the preseve pitch option.

EDIT: throw in some muting automation as well and it sounds like it is stuttering like a tape ran out. fun stuff