The World’s Most Important 6 Second Drum Loop

Youtube video from mobius32 explains, “This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the ‘Amen Break,’ a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hip hop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison’s 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.”

Via Laughing Squid. For Matt.

3 comments / Add your comment below

  1. thank you for sharing this! I always recognized the beat as "classic" i just didn't know where it was from!

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