World’s Most Important Drum Loop

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 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. 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.



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geplaatst door Fresh Creation op 04.27.08 om 1:36 pm
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