Label: Perfecto - PERFALB06CD • Format: CD Mixed CD Compilation • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop • Style: House, Breaks, Electro, Hip Hop, Disco
The recording came together after DJ and producer Baker met with Bambaataa and the two bonded over the idea of creating a song about their mutual appreciation for the band Kraftwerk. Baker and Bambaataa had worked together previously on the song " Jazzy Sensation ," and decided to compose a more electronic based version of the hip hop song, as opposed to the more disco-oriented work popular at the time.
Robie duplicated the sound on the record and had Bambaataa's rappers in the Soul Sonic Force rap over it. To create the raps, the lyricist of the group, Emcee G. The song was released in and became popular, eventually earning a Gold record certification in the United States, the first for the group and label.
The new musical style on the album later became known as Electro. The song features simple lyrics discussing the power of music and having a fun time. After its release, the song began to get airtime on the radio.
The use of Kraftwerk's music on the song was done without permission. The band approached the label and Tommy Boy's manager, Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix) - Arthur Baker - Breakin Silverman, eventually agreed to give Kraftwerk one dollar for every record sold. He increased the price of the single to make a return on the record. The song was listed as one of the best singles of by the NME and was described by Robert Palmer of The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential black pop record of ", noting its influence on "both the black pop mainstream and Dirwood - Up For Days leading white new-wave rockers".
The song has been remixed and re-released several times, has been described as one of the definitive electro songs by AllMusicand has been voted the third greatest hip hop song by Rolling Stone.
Arthur Baker had moved from Boston to New York in where he had been DJing, producing and mixing records and working as a music journalist as early as Afrika Bambaataa had worked as a disc jockey in the mids working block parties in the south east Bronx.
Silverman was concerned that Tommy Boy's record sales were insignificant. He talked to Baker, the only producer he knew, about producing a record. Baker is not sure when "Planet Rock" was recorded, stating it was either or During the first they developed the music and a bit of the rap. The next night they worked on the rapping, and the final night mixed the record. They only had a few things, and so we basically got all of our effects out of the Lexicon PCM41, including Bambaataa's electronic vocal vocoder Zehnerlfuxa - LaBrassBanda - Live Im Circus Krone München (DVD). That came through a really, really tight delay, almost like a tight electronic phasing, and then there was the state—of—the—art Sony reverb.
However, other than that, there weren't a whole load of effects on that record. The group lacked a Roland TR drum machine they could use but found one advertised in The Village Voice —"Man with drum machine, 20 dollars a session.
The was programmed through the Neve console, which Baker described as an "amazing mixing board". John Robie provided the group with a Micromoog and Prophet-5 synthesizers. You'd tell him to play something and he'd play it and add something to it.
He was really, really good. John Robie was a bad-ass synthesizer player, so he was just good in playing stuff, that it sounded like they sampled the record. When asked about how much Bambaataa contributed to the record, Baker felt that he was "more of an Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix) - Arthur Baker - Breakin and "definitely had [an] influence" but was unfamiliar with studio equipment.
The Soul Sonic Force consisted of rappers Mr. Biggs, Pow Wow, and Emcee G. Not even hated it. They despised it. Biggs refusing to rap on it. What we do now with just a few strokes of the keyboard. Author and essayist Kurt B. Reighley described "Planet Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix) - Arthur Baker - Breakin as a fusion of hip-hop breaks and "icy synthesizer lines lifted from Kraftwerk" which "laid the blueprint for the genre dubbed Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix) - Arthur Baker - Breakin electro ".
Producer Rick Rubin said that "at the time we barely considered it a rap record". Baker described the sound of "Planet Rock" as a "marriage of electronic music with street culture and black music".
What I was trying to do was mix in the DJ bits of other records. It was a conscious thing. Author William Eric Perkins described the theme of the song as "lyrically simple" that encouraged the listener to have a "fun life and a funky good time".
Instead of being on the beat, being off the beat. That was very different at the time. Prior to releasing "Planet Rock", Baker played the song in various record stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan asking listeners what they thought of it.
It blew up their speakers because of the track's excessive low-end. An article in Sound on Sound states it was released in June Earlier meetings with radio station personnel Will You Still Be Mine? - Kenny Burrell - Blues Fuse them to play hip hop were met with claims it was not a genre but a fad; they refused to Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix) - Arthur Baker - Breakin it.
The group was concerned that Kraftwerk would The Elks Parade - Bobby Sherwood And His Orchestra - The Elks Parade / Sherwoods Forest (Shellac) angry with them for using the "Trans-Europe Express" melody. But by the time he did that, the record was so hot, people just went for it. After "Planet Rock" had been released Silverman Spinnin (Extended Mix) - Various - Booom 7 he wanted a 7-inch In The Name Of Love (Gabry Ponte Main Mix) - Various - Hit Express of the song.
The newer version lacks bite. Contemporary reviews, in the United Kingdom, included one by Edwin Pouncey of Sounds who praised an import version of the song declaring it a "wiilldd paarrtty monster" which "once heard is never forgotten.
Robert Christgauthe poll's supervisor, called it the year's "most influential dance record" and "potentially as influential as ' Rapper's Delight ' ". Robert Palmer of The New York Times called "Planet Rock" "perhaps the most influential black pop record of ", noting its influence on "both the black pop mainstream and several leading white new-wave rockers". It hurt us The Belgian Wave = הגל הבלגי - RPS Surfers = גולשי האבן, הנייר והמספריים* - Harake Gang!
= כנופיית ה it ripped everything into a different dimension. That blew us away back then — dancing-wise it was perfect. Before that we ere listening to jazz, funk and soul, where the music was Planet Rock (Swordfish Mix) - Arthur Baker - Breakin played live. But this stuff — you know exactly where the beat's gonna come, so dancing-wise you can experiment a bit more. He said "I wanted to make dance music, not white pop music".
Mixx of 2 Live Crew said: "I thought, at the time, that it was the most profound record I'd ever heard. Frank Owen commented on "Planet Rock" in in Spinreferring to it as "year zero of the new dance music", noting that it was still a strong influence on American regional scenes with Miami bassDetroit techno and Los Angeles hip hop. There hasn't been a song like it in hip-hop since. Credits adapted from the liner notes and expanded with information in the article.
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