AUDIO DOCUMENTARY – ‘THE AMEN BREAK’

Check out this short audio documentary, summarising the genre-defining breakbeat; ‘The Amen Break’ (The Winstons).  So amazing how 6 seconds of drums can create whole genres, and, as this doc points out, get so intrinsically deep into pop-culture, that corporations can tap into it to reach whole sections of society.

It’s from 2006, so is a little behind on the tech front, but this doc gives fascinating context to a drum loop that has been used probably millions of times.  It raises significant questions on copyright and creativity, in light of the SOPA issues that the internet has recently faced.

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