Saturday, November 04, 2006

Video: The History of the Amen Break

This is a short video by a clever bloke named Nick Harrison. It covers, from a few select perspectives, the history of the Amen breakbeat-- for those in the back, that's the single drumloop from which DnB seemed to spring, that one you hear fucking everywhere. It's by no means authoritative or comprehensive, but it covers a lot of issues, particularly historical events surrounding the growth of electronica into its current place in our culture, and the issue of sampling vs. copyright. It's an interesting couple of minutes. If you've seen it before, watch it again anyways.

After poking about his site a bit more, I found another for the TB303 that is worth a watch too.


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