fun fact about Heavydirtysoul: that drum solo in the intro is actually a very well-known sample from a 60s funk song!
it’s called the Amen break and is the most widely sampled piece of music in history - and a Google search told me it’s barely been mentioned in reference to Heavydirtysoul, so I thought I’d share for the 21p superfans who want to know the music history behind it. the Amen break is a 6-second drum solo loop that got picked up by the 80s electronica community and found its way into literally thousands of songs across multiple subcultures of music. for the longest time nobody knew where it came from, but it was eventually traced back to The Winstons’ song Amen, Brother from 1969
here’s the song that it came from - the drum track loops throughout it, but it can be heard most clearly at 1:26. cool, right?