The History of the Amen Break

Anyone with an interest in electronic music, hip-hop or sampling will find this absolutely fascinating. Even if you’re not into those particular music forms, it’s an interesting bit of “audio sociology” —

A short documentary detailing the history of the “Amen Break,” –a drum loop from a relatively obscure 1969 record that was sampled extensively in early hiphop and other sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire musical subcultures.

Really interesting.