100th Post!

For my 100th post I’ll be all vain about it and post an action shot of myself (without my Tech 1200’s mind you) for your viewing pleasure. Ok, maybe not model material but I’m going to try to post more mixes and news/musings/photos about my events in 2012 and for my next 100 posts. This is ‘DJStylee.com’ after all. Don’t worry, I’ll still have my random postings and images that I’ll post. They seem to be working as well.

Thanks to everyone that has been viewing my site since it’s inception February 2010!

Getting my ‘controller’ on at Pat’s NYE 2012 Bash

History Lesson of the Day: The ‘Amen Break’ the most famous loop af all time

This video is amazing. It analyzes how a relatively unknown break at the time morphed into one of the most sampled beats ever and dives into sampling in today’s music world. I feel twice as smart as I did before I watched this. Here’s a brief synopsis from the site LifeSignsProject: 

The most famous loop af all time. The “Amen Break” is a six-second drum sample from the b-side of the chart-topping single from The Winstons in 1969. This sample was used extensively in early hiphop and sample-based music, and became the basis for drum-and-bass and jungle music.

The following video does an amazing job of “breaking” down just how important this 6 second sample is in the context of music to follow.