The World's Most Important 6-sec Drum Loop

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    Minus

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    This is the Amen Break. You've probably never heard of it, yet have listened to it hundreds of thousands of times. Here it is, and a history:

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    Luke

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    Yeah I learnt about the Amen Break a few years ago. It's actually amazing to think how many songs have spawned as a result of a simple six-second drum loop.
     
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    I found this really interesting. Cheers for that :)


    On a random note, the guys voice is so calming haha
     
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    Luke

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    I just find it so weird that the Amen Break is responsable for drum n bass.
     
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    the first bar of the amen break is also in like every second linkin park song.
     
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    Disturbedthoughts

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    What an interesting story...I get the feeling I'm going to notice it everywhere though now :lol:
     
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    Iain

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    Every weekend, I play a game where I turn on this breakbeat station, and try to see how many songs I can hear that feature the Amen break. Usually, it's 4 out of every 10 songs.

    Also, I'm pretty sure that if you listen to The Perfect Drug, there's a variant of the break in there.
     
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