Amen, Brother Tracks 1988-1991

By 8892sales 8892sales
updated 4 days ago

Apologies to Stuck_In_1992 for hi-jacking their thread in the first place :) Thought I'd try and contain all these tracks on one list.

This selection tries to name as many tracks which feature the now very well known Amen, Brother break during the rave scene's formative, vibrant and highly experimental years between 1988-1991. It all went ballistic during 1992 and 1993 when at least a third of the UK's hardcore, jungle and early drum n bass scenes incorporated this particular sound. The Netherlands, Germany and several other European scenes further borrowed it and twisted it into their own gabber, hardcore, hardcore techno, darkcore, terrorcore, speedcore and breakcore those following years.

I suspect the list would literally be inexhaustible if we factored every release since 1992. I've extended the timeline backwards by a couple of years to 1988 from the original thread to include mega classics which made us aware of this now legendary break, second hand. Without many of us actually knowing where it was originally sourced from.

Namely two releases Mantronix - King Of The Beats, 1988 and Success - N - Effect - Roll It Up (Remix) (Bass Kickin Beats), 1989.

Therefore, will try to include as many releases which hadn't actually developed into jungle or drum n bass yet and where the break was used in hip hop, house music, hip-house, breakbeat, downtempo, breaks/dj tools etc, acid house, freestyle, miami bass, electro, techno, and very early hardcore.

The thread this list was inspired from is below and was originally started by Old Skool Lovers Group veteran and major Old Skool enthusiast Stuck_In_1992

Amen Break tunes from 1990-1991

  1. DSM - Destiny (The DMC Remixes)

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    Destiny (D.M.C. Dakeyne Remix)

  2. N.W.A* - Straight Outta Compton

    Straight Outta Compton

  3. Success - N - Effect - Freeze / Roll It Up

    Roll It Up (Remix) (Bass Kickin Beats)

  4. The Minutemen - OK, Alright

    OK, Alright (Spago Mix)
    OK, Alright (Radio Mix)

  5. Arthur Baker And The Backbeat Disciples - Silly Games

    Silly Games (Bonesbreak Club Mix)
    Silly Games (Bonesbreak Dub Mix)

  6. Frankie Bones & Lenny Dee - Looney Tunes II

    Definately A Robbery (Wavesound Renegade Mix)

    Sort out your spelling will you?! [DEFINITELY !!]

  7. The Break Boys - Underground Breakdown / My House Is Your House

    My House Is Your House (And Your House Is Mine) (Miami Beach Break Mix)

  8. Chad Jackson - Hear The Drummer (Get Wicked)

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    High On Life (Live From Manchester)

    This track contains an amen break. Quite a raw funky/jazzy track. The main side which was very commercial and charted high in the UK is complete and utter cheesy, tacky crap.

  9. Bizarre Inc - Bizarre Theme / X-Static

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    Bizarre Theme (Non Static)

  10. Nitrous - Nitrous

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    Rok Skool

  11. Silver Bullet - Bring Forth The Guillotine (The Norman Cook Mixes)

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    Bring Forth The Guillotine (New Skool)

  12. Rebel MC - Comin' On Strong (Remix)

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    B1) Comin' On Strong (Rum & Black Mix)

  13. Sys'tem X - Wind It Up

    Wind It Up (Bumpy Mix)
    Wind It Up (Bumpy Instrumental)

  14. 2 Kilos ? - Vision Of Paradise

    Drum Heads In The Sun

  15. Automation - The Remixes

    Espionage Remix

  16. Various - Noise

    Smooth But Hazzardous - Make You Dance