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The World’s Most Important 6 Second Drum Loop

“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. 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.”

Songza
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Songza is streaming internet radio app that plays music based on your selection of mood or environment, instead of similar artist like most players. Thanks to Matt for showing me this Pandora alternative. I’ve only used it for a couple of hours so far, but things are looking good. From their website, “Good music makes good times. Playlists by Music Experts. 100% Free. No Audio Ads.” I can get on board with a quote like that.

Music, WebAndrew Emerson