List of tracks that sample the Amen break

This is a list of tracks that sample the Amen break.

*µ-Ziq – "Carpet Muncher"
*µ-Ziq – "Grape Nut Beats (Pt.1)"
*µ-Ziq – "Meinheld"
*2 Live Crew – "Feel Alright Yall"
*3rd Bass – "Wordz of Wisdom"
*3rd Bass – "Portrait Of The Artist As A Hood"
*4 Hero – "Escape That"

*A-Sides and MC Fats – "Crazy V.I.P"
*Abstract – "The Message"
*Acetate – "Cold Steel Pressure"
*Acetate – "Noir"
*Afro Kid – "Yo DJ"
*Altern-8 – "Re-Indulge"
*Amazon II – "Booyaaa!"
*Amon Tobin – "Nightlife"
*Amy Winehouse - "You Know I'm No Good"
*Andy C – "Cool Down"
*Aphrodite – "Bomber"
*Artificial Intelligence – "There For You (D Kay Remix)"
*Atari Teenage Riot – "Burn Berlin Burn"
*Atari Teenage Riot – "Raverbashing"
*Atari Teenage Riot - "Deutschland (Has Gotta Die)"
*Babylon 5 – "Yes Yes"
*Back 2 Basics – "Horns 4 95"
*Bizzy B – "16 Track Relic"
*Bizzy B – "2099 Dub"
*Bizzy B – "Afraid Of The Dark"
*Bizzy B – "Bad Boy Sound"
*Bizzy B – "Bless This Sound (feat. Equinox and TDK)"
*Bizzy B – "Creation"
*Bizzy B – "Darkside"
*Bizzy B – "Deep, Dark And Nastie"
*Bizzy B – "Deep In My Soul"
*Bizzy B – "Exceeding The Speed Of Sound"
*Bizzy B – "Fire"
*Bizzy B – "Flava"
*Bizzy B – "Jah Works"
*Bizzy B – "Merda Style 2004 (feat. Equinox)"
*Bizzy B – "Sound Test"
*Bizzy B – "Strength"
*Brand Nubian – "The Godz Must Be Crazy"
*Brockie, Ed Solo & DJ Kane – "Outboard"
*Capone – "Jah"
*Ceephax Acid Crew – "Dog Drum N Bass"
*Cex – "Am I Soundboy"
*Concept 2 – "Cause n Effect"
*Daniel Bedingfield - "I Can't Read You"
*David Bowie – Little Wonder
*DÅÅTH – "Illuminator"
* – "Droppin' Science Vol. 1"
*Dead Dred – "Dred Bass"
*Deee-Lite – "Come on In, the Dreams are Fine"
*Dosh – "I Think I'm Getting Married"
*Digital – "Sounds Of Freedom"
*Digital – "Waterhouse Dub"
*Digital – "Waterhouse Dub (A-Sides Remix)"
*Dillinja – "Acid Trak"
*Dillinja – "Fluid"
*Dillinja – "Fusion (Remix)"
*Dillinja – "I Wanna Know"
*Dillinja – "Mutha*ucka"
*Dillinja – "Super DJ"
*Dillinja – "The Angels Fell"
*Dillinja – "Violent Killa"
*DJ Hype – "Tigerstyle (Krome & Time Remix)"
*DJ Hype & DJ Zinc – "Musically Dope (Ganja Kru Remix)"
*DJ Rap – "Digable Bass"
*DJ SS – "Black"
*DJ SS – "Orange"
*DJ SS – "Rollidge"
*DJ SS – "The Intro"
*DJ Starscream – Sword Sharpening Remix feat. Shannon Mitchell
*DJ Sy – "The Chain"
*DJ Zinc – "6 Million Ways"
*DJ Zinc – "Feel"
*DJ Zinc – "It's Like That"
*DJ Zinc – "On Fire Tonight"
*DJ Zinc – "Reachout (Remix)"
*DJ Zinc – "Super Sharp Shooter"
*DJ Zinc feat MC GQ – "Bring The Danger"

*Ellis Dee & MC Fats – "97 Style"
*Enduser – "Kill It"
*Eric B and Rakim – "Casualties of War"
*EMF - "Unbelievable"
*Equinox – "Acid Rain V.I.P"
*Equinox – "Do You Understand Me?"
*Freestylers – "Breaker Beats Part 1"
*Funky Technicians – "Airtight"
*Ganja Kru – "Magic"
*Ganja Kru – "New Frontiers"
*Ganja Kru – "No Fear"
*Ganja Kru – "Plague That Never Ends"
*Ganja Kru – "Science"
*Goldie – "Chico: Death of a Rock Star"
*Heavy D – "Let it Flow"
*Heavy D – "Flexin'"
*Heavy D – "MC Heavy D!"
*Heavyweight – "Oh Gosh"
*Hive – Ultrasonic Sound
*Hixxy & Sharkey – "Toy Town"
*Hrvatski – "Apostle"
*Hrvatski – "Atelier"
*Hrvatski – "Carrot (Hrvatski's Nightvision)"
*Hrvatski – "Catstep/My Kitten/Catnip-Vatstep DSP" remix of Kid 606
*Hrvatski – "Cirrus Minor", a cover of the Pink Floyd song
*Hrvatski – "Corcoran"
*Hrvatski – "El-Ron are Dangdut Kings"
*Hrvatski – "Epoxy (Live)"
*Hrvatski – "EWC1"
*Hrvatski – "Ghatam)"
*Hrvatski – "Paint It Black", a cover of The Rolling Stones song
*Hrvatski – "Pulse"
*Hrvatski – "Rhetoric"
*Hrvatski – "Routine Exercise"
*Hrvatski – "Sucka"
*Hrvatski – "You Didn't Look High Enough"
*Icu – "Chotto Matte A Moment!"

*J Majik – "Your Sound"
*J Majik – "Arabian Nights"
*John B – "Green"
*John Rolodex – "Rinse It (Amen Mix)"
*KLF – (as The One World Orchestra) – "The Magnificent"
*Krome & Time – "Ganja Man"
*Krome & Time – "The Licence"
*Lemon D – "Get Dirty"
*Lemon D – "Static"
*Lemon D – "This is Los Angeles"
*Lenny De Ice - "We are I.E."
*Lesser – "Mensa Dunce Squad (Leg Up Program)"
*Lesser – "This Is What We've Become"
*Lifer's Group – "Jack U. Back (So You Wanna Be a Gangsta)"
*Linkin Park - Faint
*Lords of Acid – "Crablouse"
*LTJ Bukem – "Demon's Theme"

*MA3 – "Those DJ's"
*Maestro Fresh Wes – "Bring it On"
*Mampi Swift – "Rock It"
*Mampi Swift – "Tripped"
*Mantronix – "King of the Beats"
*Mask – "Mad Professor"
*Mask – "Square Off"
*Mask & Gang Related feat Swabe – "Dictation (Remix)"
*Mental Power – "Red"
*Moby - "Feeling So Real"
*Movement Ex – "KK Punani"
*Moving Fusion – "Thunderball"
*N.W.A. – "Straight Outta Compton"
*Nas - "Hip Hop is Dead"
*Nasenbluten – "Big Gonads"
*Nasenbluten – "Hurricane 2000"
*Nasty Habits – "Shadow Boxing (Remix)"
*Nice & Smooth – "Dope Not Hype"
*Noisia - "The Tide"
*Oasis – D'you Know What I mean?'
*Orbital – "Satan"
*Paradox – "Hologram"
*Pascal – "Turn It Over"
*Paul Oakenfold "James Bond Theme (Bonus Beats)
*Pitchshifter – "Hidden Agenda"
*Powerpuff Girls Theme Song
*Prisoners Of Technology – "The Trick Of Technology"
*Public Enemy - "Fight the Power"

*Ram Trilogy – "Huggy Bear"
*Ram Trilogy – "Titan"
*Ray Keith – "Chopper (Original Mix)"
*Ray Keith – "Dark Soldier"
*Ray Keith – "Dirty Chopper"
*Ray Keith – "Dread Colony
*Ray Keith – "Dread Jungle Techno"
*Ray Keith – "Eastern Promise"
*Ray Keith – "Jah Dread"
*Ray Keith – "Nina's Rinse"
*Ray Keith – "Plasma"
*Ray Keith – "Sinister (Bad Boy)"
*Ray Keith – "Tear Out"
*Renegade featuring Ray Keith – "Terrorist"
*Remarc – "Bad Bwoy"
*Remarc – "Bad No Bloodclart"
*Remarc – "R.I.P"
*Remarc – "Ricky"
*Salt-N-Pepa – "I Desire"
*Scarface – "Born Killer"
*Schoolly D – "How a Black Man Feels"
*Seba - "Car Crash"
*Seba - "Forever"
*Secret Chiefs 3 – "Jãbalqã"
*Shitmat – "Amen Babylon"
*Shitmat – "More Fire('93 Ting Mix)"
*Shy FX and UK Apache – "Original Nuttah"
*Shy FX – "This Style"
*Skeptic – "Tear"
*SL2 – "S.L. Electro"
*Slipknot – "Eyeless"
*Special K – "Twist (Ray Keith Remix)"
*Special K & The Dream Team – "Switch (Remix)"
*Splash – "Babylon"
*Splash Collective Vol.3 – "Rebels"
*Squarepusher – "A Journey to Reedham "
*Squarepusher – "Anstromm-Feck 4"
*Squarepusher – "The Barn "
*Squarepusher – "Bonneville Occident"
*Squarepusher – "Central Line"
*Squarepusher – "Come On My Selector"
*Squarepusher - "Cooper's World"
*Squarepusher – "Eviscerate"
*Squarepusher – "Go! Spastic"
*Squarepusher – "Hello Meow"
*Squarepusher – "I Wish You Could Talk"
*Squarepusher – "Male Pill Part 5"
*Squarepusher – "Mind Rubbers"
*Squarepusher – "The Modern Bass Guitar"
*Squarepusher – "My Red Hot Car"
*Squarepusher – "North Circular"
*Squarepusher – "Planetarium"
*Squarepusher – "Plotinus"
*Squarepusher – "Port Rhombus"
*Squarepusher – "Problem Child"
*Squarepusher – "Steinbolt"
*Squarepusher – "Tomorrow World"
*Squarepusher – "Tundra"
*Squarepusher – two untitled tracks on "Burningn'n Tree"
*Squarepusher – "Vic Acid"
*Squarepusher – "Welcome To Europe"
*Technical Itch – "The Rukus"
*The Flashbulb – "Amen Iraq"
*The JB – "Back To Life (The Dedication)"
*Third Rail – "The Apprentice" trilogy
*The Crystal Method – "Keep Hope Alive"
*The Crystal Method – "Name Of The Game"
*The Crystal Method – "Roll It Up"
*The Prodigy – "Breathe"
*The Prodigy – "Firestarter"
*The Prodigy – "Mindfields"
*The Prodigy – "Narayan"
*The Prodigy – "Serial Thrilla"
*Theory – "Conquering Lion"
*The Third Eye Foundation – "Semtex"
*TNT – "2 Degrees"
*Total Science – "Squash"
*Total Science – "Squash VIP"
*Trinity – "Amen Bleeps"
*Twisted Anger – "Dread Come To Conquer"
*Twisted Anger – "Dread Come To Conquer (Remix)"
*Twisted Anger – "Mothership"

*Urban Shakedown – "Some Justice '95"
*Undercover Agent – "Oh Gosh"
*Unreal Tournament – Michiel van den Bos – "BOTMCA#10"
*Unreal Tournament – Michiel van den Bos – "BOTPACK#9"
*Unreal Tournament – Alexander Brandon – "Go Down"
*Unreal Tournament – "Lock"
*Unreal Tournament – Andrew Sega – "Mechanism Eight"
*Unreal Tournament – Alexander Brandon – "Organic"
*Unreal Tournament – Michiel van den Bos – "Run"
*Unreal Tournament – Alexander Brandon – "Three Wheels Turning"
*Unwritten Law – Introduction track on "Here's to the Mourning"
*Venetian Snares – "Dance Like You're Selling Nails"
*Venetian Snares - Hand Throw
*Venetian Snares – "Herbie Goes Ballistic"
*Venetian Snares – "Második Galamb"
*Venetian Snares – "Kétsarkú Mozgalom"
*Venetian Snares – "Szamár Madár"
*Venetian Snares – "Szerencsétlen"
*Wots My Code – "Dubplate"

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Comments (10)
1. 22-09-2010 17:41
Nice list but the Powerpuff Girls Theme Song samples the Funky Drummer break not the Amen. I'm going home to dig out the Pitchshifter. Cheer SR
2. 02-11-2010 19:08
We can add some tracks from Squarepusher to this list : 
"Rotate Electrolyte" - The drum pattern clearly morphs into the amen between 5:23 and 5:38. 
"Do You Know Squarepusher" - sounds like it is based on it, albeit with varying amputations and tempos throughout. 
And more recently,  
"Illegal Dustbin" - uses the break once at 2:04.
3. 04-03-2011 16:27
Celldweller used it four times last night! Not sure which songs, though...
4. 01-02-2012 10:43
What liebrating knowledge. Give me liberty or give me death.
5. 17-10-2012 10:30
surely this is only the tiniest tip of the amen iceberg
6. 24-04-2013 00:36
Mark Ronson didn't sample the amen break in Amy Winehouse's "you know i'm no good", either.
7. 10-10-2013 04:52
Sublime - Scarlet Begonias
8. 25-11-2013 07:55
Dance Conspiracy - Dub War was one of the big ones from the rave era, missing here..
9. 19-09-2014 19:42
I\'d say Emelie Sandé : Heaven
10. 02-03-2015 09:23
Hopefully all of the groups above will contribute to the fund honoring the creator and copyright owner of the piece.Thanks RichardWHEN CROWDFUNDING GOES RIGHT: COMPENSATING THE LAST LIVING CREATOR OF THE FAMED "AMEN BREAK" 
By Tamara Palmer 
submit 45 
Richard Spencer at home / All photos courtesy of Richard Spencer 
Martyn Webster, a former DJ from the UK, cut his teeth on breakbeats in hip-hop and drum'n'bass in the 80s and 90s. As an aficionado of the latter throughout the Nineties, he learned the story of the Amen break, one of the genre’s most infinitely-jacked drum loops that was sampled from The Winstons’ 1969 track, “Amen Brother.” 
Speed the Amen break up, and it sounds like decades of UK hardcore and drum'n'bass, and immediately evokes the spirits of artists as varied as Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era, Shy FX and Apache, Roni Size and Squarepusher. Slow it down, and it sounds like a wide spectrum of classic hip-hop, including the DJ-forward Mantronix cut “King of the Beats” (one of the first uses of the Amen break) and N.W.A’s incendiary “Straight Outta Compton.” Nas sampled it multiple times. It even pops up in the Futurama theme song. 
A few years ago, Webster heard The Winstons’ surviving member, singer Richard Spencer, talk about the Amen break on a 2011 BBC1 Radio special. In a rare interview, the normally press-shy Spencer, who also played sax for the likes of Otis Redding and Curtis Mayfield, told Kutski that he and his former bandmates had made no money from the prolific sampling of their record. 
“Listening to what Richard said about never getting paid and not being able to chase any payments due to the length of time before he found out about its status struck a chord with me, and I had the urge to do something about it,” Webster explains. “It just seemed wrong that so many people had made money from releasing tunes containing that break, and so many people have loved it for so many years, yet the very people behind it just had to sit there and feel frustrated. That felt very wrong, especially when I heard Richard mention that Gregory Coleman, the person who actually played the break on the drums, died homeless and broke. It got me thinking, as part of the generation that had sampled and loved it, I wonder if people would put aside all the talk of copyright claims and legal nonsense and just do the right thing—to give back a small token gesture to the original artists as a means to say thank you, and as Richard’s words in the interview were, ‘To make it right and legal.’” 
Webster launched a crowdfunding campaign for Spencer called The Winstons Amen Breakbeat Gesture. He set a fundraising goal of £1,000 (a little over $1,500). “To be honest,” he admits, “I had no idea what target to put. I knew it would either be a total flop or had the potential to be huge. Given the amount the sample has been used, I think it could go a very long way, I really hope it does, for Richard’s sake.” 
Webster’s goal was met and exceeded on the first day; the current total as of this writing is over £15,000 (over $23,000). 
“I assure you that I am surprised, encouraged, uplifted, and thankful for the kind people who are making this very important statement of musical brotherhood by participating in this event,” says Richard Spencer, emailing from his home in North Carolina. “I have been around the horn a coupla times and have learned over the years that there are extraordinary people in the world who care about their fellow man. This loving effort by strangers is confirmation to an old soldier such as I that music is our salvation and refuge for the likes of me. Thanks to you and all of the beautiful soulful lil bruhs and sisters for caring. Now I can die feeling loved—no time soon I hope!” 
Tamara Palmer is breaking beats on Twitter.

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