Really enjoyed this 20 minute documentary on the Amen break. Touches on copyright and culture issues surrounding sampling & remixing. Argues that this break has now become part of our music/cultural subconcious.
When I first started DJ-ing it was predominantly hip-hop, beats and drum’n'bass so the Amen break became pretty much a staple. Amazing to think about it’s history and how it’s played such an important role in the music I’ve enjoyed for so many years - from NWA to Squarepusher and many shades in between.
I still don’t get tired of it. A very quick search on SoundCloud pulls up quite a few tracks using the Amen break.