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 […]

Inside a performance of the London Symphony Orchestra

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 […]