The Amen Break

Came across this fascinating clip about the “Amen Break”, a 5 second sample taken from a 1960 b-side recording by a funk and soul bank. Amazingly this loop became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music. Not to mention that it has been used on numerous hip-tracks too.

Watch the video below and check out the Wikipedia page for more info

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Kutiman “found music”

I just sat down and watched the kutiman thru-you youtube mashups. They are fantastic.

What the guy has done, is find various youtube clips of people singing or playing instruments and edited them together to make full blown songs. It must have taken ages.

I’ve put together a play list of all the tracks but here are my favorites:

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