Everybody knows the “The Amen Break”

Written by Juno on . Posted in Sound 'n Music

Everybody knows the Amen Break(beat). It’s old, from 1969, and still up to date. Thanks to cutting/pasting/rearranging the beats on turntables / tape recorders and more recent samplers and computers this break started a quest for new beats in rap/hiphop and later on electronic music like techno, jungle / drum ‘n bass (and probably a very long list of other genres).

If you hear it, you probably say “oh it’s that beat!”. Here’s a cool documentary about “The Amen Break”. Enjoy


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