Recently, the term Minimal has appropriated by a new wave of pedestrian and soulless disco music, defining some kind of bland, over produced techno made by people with expensive spectacles and germanic names.
Forget all that.
Steve Reich is a contemporary composer, whose work since the sixties has influenced generations of artists and musicians, and his work has been heavily sampled since the dawn of electronic dance music.
This 45 min documentary from the UK 'Southbank Show', is a fascinating look at his past and current work.
via 'Network Awesome'