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Top 10 Drum Beats

Like the bassline, the drum beat is the sound that knows no boundaries. Almost every genre relies on the beating heart of the drum kit, with electronic music taking its cue from the beat more than most. We decided to compile together our favourite drum beats, covering the funkiest, heaviest, dirtiest and most-sampled grooves from music history. Settle in and get funky:

James Brown – Funky Drummer

The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby

The Winstons – Amen Break

Stevie Wonder – Superstition

Freddie Hubbard – South Street Stroll

Stone Roses – Fool’s Gold

Les Lutins – La Junglomanie

Amerie – One Thing (The Meters – Oh! Calcutta!)

Snoop Dogg – What’s My Name

Eric B and Rakim – Paid in Full (The Soul Searcher’s – Ashley’s Roachclip)

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Editor’s Note: This is an old article and things have moved on considerably since the original publication date 🙂

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Rob Cowan is CEO at Point Blank Music School