The World’s Most Important 6 Second Drum Beat

A 2004 video of Nate Harrision taking a look at “Amen Break”, the world’s most important 6 second drum beat, from the The Winstons’ 1969 song “Amen, Brother”.

This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music — a six-second clip that spawned several entire subcultures. Nate Harrison’s 2004 video is a meditation on the ownership of culture, the nature of art and creativity, and the history of a remarkable music clip.

via Retro Thing