breakdown of a breakbeat

June 5th, 2006

This video gives an interesting if monotone history of the “Amen Brother” break, more or less the cornerstone of jungle and a vital hip-hop staple.


6 Responses to “breakdown of a breakbeat”

  1. kai says:

    This is an artwork by Nate Harrison. If you stop by his site, you can grab a quicktime.

  2. Joshua says:

    Very interesting.

    Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to rip off some ’60s artists.

  3. derek says:

    is this guys voice computer generated? it really sounds like it

  4. cauley says:

    I’m late, but what do you mean, Joshua, about ripping off ’60s artists? Is this a jab at ’60s artists who sue?

  5. coppercat says:

    awesome historical investigation!

    as a sample-based artist, i really appreciate your argument for the “opening of the creative process”…

    i knew there was a reason pop music turned to shyte!

    (well, actually, I’m glad there is another reason than the one i’d deduced:
    the destruction of the Studio by ProTools.
    ProTools has successfully chokeholded all of the analog recording
    styles, and actively “makes it tough for the little guy”.
    I used to live with one of their engineers. Talk about evil corporate
    practices, jeesh!)

    thanks again, super props for the dubplate style.

    love the coppercat.

  6. liz thwaite says:

    I came across your site while searching on MSN and have now added you to my rss reader. I Just though i should say “keep up the good work” and pass on congratulations on a job well done and great music too! I am really looking forward to seeing more from you in the future.