Here’s a cool video about the famous Amen sample. It’s also a documentary about how the sample has been used, how it started the Jungle drum scene, and at the end of the 18 minute video there’s a really good discussion about copyright laws, and how this sample is now used in a commercial sampling package for commercial reasons, why most of the music today is locked down for any similar use.
Personally, I never understood how to dance to jungle music… When I think of it, I’ve never used the Amen sample as I know. It was fascinating to hear how the sample has been tweaked, pitched down, and so on, to make tons of variations of the same 6 second sample recorded in 1969.
I also liked how the video was put together, like an album playing from beginning to end, very creative.