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Re: Songs starting with drums

On Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:39 AM, Matt Davignon <mattdavignon@gmail.com> 
> It's the story of the Amen Break ///////
> what it reveals about Drum n Bass music. Can any DnB fans help me out?
> How could an entire genre of musicians use the exact same drum loop as
> the central focus of so many of their songs - for like 15 years?

I think it is because (1) that is a very good drum break and that (2)
someone just started using it! As we sometimes forget on this list,
many music creators like to copy a vibe from someone else and for a
dj-rooted laptop-ist drum breaks are essential in that regard. Sort of
(3) "tagging" the music as part of a certain genre ("scene").

Personally I avoid using drums for the same - but reversed - reason
(ambition: staying out of any genre as much as possible. Of course an
impossible mission, but fun anyway). And also for being better
prepared to loop together with percussionists on-the-fly.