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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