The Amen Break

This fascinating, brilliant 20-minute video narrates the history of the “Amen Break,” a six-second drum sample from the b-side of a chart-topping single from 1969. 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.

Everything is a remix, indeed 🙂

Amen Break on Wikipedia →

Inside a performance of the London Symphony Orchestra

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View performances from a new perspective, watch up to four cameras at one time, and use the orchestra visualisation to learn more about the instruments & musicians involved.

Neat! Would love to see an HTML5 based version of this, yet might not be possible at all to get the videos properly sync’d up.

Hover at the top and hit “Explore Orchestra” to get more info on the instruments

LSO Play →