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VIDEO!: The World’s Most Important 6-second 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. *
World’s Most Important 6-second Loop
* Must thank my former/fellow Speaker Mag collaborator, Ant Rob, for showing me this so long ago I forgot where it was and had to ask him to find it for me again today. Cheers.
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About Etta Strange

Writer, obsessive audiophile, secret bedroom DJ, local daydreamer with more books than shelf space. I'm stockpiling for the inevitable drought. Let's collaborate.

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