MAKAWAO, Hawaii — December 14, 2015 — In 1969, while drumming for the funk and soul group, The Winstons, Gregory C. Coleman taped a seven-second drum solo that would go on to become one of the most permeating sound clips in modern electronic music and pop culture. This lone sample was taken from “Amen, Brother,” an impromptu B-side to the Winstons’ Grammy-winning “Color Him Father” single. While “Color Him Father” was regarded as the instant classic, “Amen” seemed to quickly fade into obscurity. Twenty years later, however, the tables were turned as hundreds of DJs discovered the break and incorporated it into their sonic palette. The Amen Break Project is a long overdue payback to the originators of one of the world’s most widely used and significant break beats. The Amen grew from underground phenomenon to mainstream standard as NWA, Prodigy, Oasis, and David Bowie scored massive hits using the Amen as a rhythmic backbone; meanwhile, Mr. Coleman passed away in 2006 penniless, homeless, and with his name remaining unknown even to those who employed his beat most.
So, BPMboutique plans on creating a website. It will be an official Amen Break Resource Center online where visitors can learn, listen, discuss, donate, and shop for all things Amen. Aiming to build an active forum with quality, informative discussions, they are inviting a bunch of key players surrounding the Amen and reaching out to heavy users. Over time, they will create and curate a quality collection of Amen merchandise and memorabilia in their gift shop. But when it comes to app sales and items sold in their official gift shop, they require a minimum of twenty-five to thirty-three percent of the profits to go to the Gregory C. Coleman Fund. In other words, at least, a quarter to a third of the profits will go towards the originators, drummer scholarships, and media grants. BPMboutique also wants to create a simple but elegant and highly expressive app built entirely around the sounds of the ubiquitous Amen Break. An application where users can explore looping, splicing, and sequencing individual drum hits, enabling beatmakers of all ages and experience levels to produce professional-quality beats and rhythms. However, before everyone can enjoy this new website and application, BPMboutique needs help. That’s why they launched this Kickstarter campaign. The goal of this project is to raise $50,000 by January 6, 2016. The funds raised will go towards app coding and website development.
To help bring this incredible app and website to market, please visit the Kickstarter campaign or click here. Perks will be delivered by February 2016.
Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal, which means if the campaign does not reach the funding goal then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference, and this is an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special campaign! Help The Amen Break Project reach the goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.
Company Name: BPMboutique
Contact Person: Cory Brittain
Country: United States