The fascinating history of the Amen break beat
How six seconds from 1969 changed the future of music and jumpstarted a whole culture.
In an age when musicians are getting sued for sampling single beats a whole musical, commercial and advertising culture can be traced back to one beat.
If you're interested in remix culture, sampling, music and copyright you'll find this piece absolutely fascinating. At 20 minutes with perhaps the most simplistic visual track ever it's superbly well done. In fact, I'm listening to it a second time as I write this.
"Can I get an Amen? - Nate Harrison"
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Can I Get An Amen? (2004, 34.3MB, 18:08 min.) from Nate Harrison. This documentation, of an installation by Nate harrison, includes an in depth lecture on the history of a single breakbeat. It...
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