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History of the Most Sampled Drum Beat

This syncopated drum sample is so ingrained in our society that I dare-say it is part of our genetic memory. I’m willing to bet that you will recognize it as soon as you hear it.

The video above delves into the history and origin of that overused sample. Interesting stuff.

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September 23, 2007 - Posted by | Music, Video

2 Comments

  1. Wow!!!

    That’s amazing…

    This truly is the Mother of all Samples.

    Comment by Bernard | September 23, 2007

  2. Hmm… I can’t decide if he’s poking fun at folks like Squarepusher and Aphex Twin with his description of them. I happen to *love* what they do with samples and the craziness of it.

    But very cool little history of that sample. It’s neat to know where it came from!

    Comment by Joe | September 24, 2007


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