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    The Amen Break

    I'm in a musical mood tonight.

    Here's a video narrating the history and use of the "world's most important 6-sec drum loop".



    Even the Economist has something to say about those 6 seconds of drumming.

    http://www.economist.com/node/21541707
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    Absolutely paramount in oldskool breakbeat/early drum and bass tracks.

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    Almost as famous the "dominator" style hoover sound which comes from a Juno Synth sample, used in 100s of tracks early nineties.

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    You'll find it in the most unlikely of places.

    Futurama theme tune, for instance.

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    used to have fun with recycle and cubase chopping loops...happy days

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    We had a discussion about this in the office the other day - my colleagues hadn't heard of it, and we sat on YouTube finding loads of examples of where it has been chopped up and used for the last 20-odd years!

    It's much like the musical version of the Wilhelm Scream used in oh so many movies.

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