Watch: The History Of Sampling In Just 3 Minutes
5 February 2014
Jonny Wilson, a.k.a Eclectic Method, has pieced together an 'in a nutshell' tour of the history of sampling, cutting and pasting - compiling a selection of the most iconic beats and breaks that formed the building blocks of hip-hop and dance music as we know it today.
Starting with Paul McCartney introducing the Mellotron in 1963, the brilliantly pieced together clip takes in everything from the ‘Amen’ break that spawned jungle to the roots of hip-hop from James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’, ESG’s ‘UFO’ and Billy Squier’s ‘The Big Beat’ - all in 3 minutes.
The video coincides with a 40th anniversary vinyl reissue of The Incredible Bongo Band’s 'Bongo Rock', which includes one of the most sampled tracks in history, ‘Apache’.