The World’s Most Important 6 Second Drum Loop

This is an old one but but defintiely worth dragging up in case you have not heard it. If you are interested in music, especially anything to do with Breakbreat, Rap, Jungle or many styles of electronic music like techno – this is essential viewing. This fascinating 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 hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures.

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