Amen brother.

O.K so here’s what’s going on. For years I’ve been loving drum and bass, dubstep, breaks, hip-hop and many other forms of music which are hard to describe. During this time, I’ve collected a nice stockpile of albums, downloads and a gigantic Youtube playlist as well as my ‘little red book’. This book is becoming like my Bible. I carry it everywhere I go and whenever I here a song I like or an interview with an artist of interest, I add said song or any mentions to the book and then enforce it upon my far too patient friends. All in all, I hope this is useful to people who already have an active interest in electronica/dance/DJs/hip-hop etc. and also those who are starting to delve into the embrace of it all.

Over the coming days, weeks, maybe even months if this works, I will add some artists, songs, albums etc. that I believe (being such a self righteous and all knowing so and so) deserve to be talked about.

Anyway, in the words of Mr. T “quit your jibba jabba!” On with the music my friends!

First track to ever get a mention on my blog (drum roll please) is… The Winstons’ Amen Brother. Now for those of you already well versed in the arts of drum and bass you may want to skip this as you will probably already know what I’m getting at. For those of you just dipping your toes, here’s a bit of history for you. In 1969, the Winstons released a song called Amen Brother. A nice funky little outfit, this song was to change the face of music years later with one single six second drum solo which gave us what is now known as the ‘Amen Break’. This little golden nugget can be found in almost everysingle drum and bass tune ever concieved since its inception. It’s not massively important to know this, but it might come up in a pub quizz or something…you never know! So here it is. The fabled Amen Brother.

(This being the first time I ever write a blog, you will have to forgive my lack of knowledge on how to upload tunes directly on to here and have to make do with Youtube videos for the time being. I promise I will learn how to do this properly in time.)


About waagwan

Currently studying Radio Broadcasting at Point Blank Music School London. Just a guy, little bit obsessed with music and the sound of his own voice. Massively into breaks, drum and bass, reggae, hip-hop, ska, punk, house, techno....whatever I can get my hands on!
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