Monday, January 08, 2007

Amen Break Video Clip

I know this is old but I just found it again over on everyones favourite, YouTube.

This fascinating, 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 & 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.