It is undeniable that Roland’s TR-808 birthed a multitude of movements. The one sparked by “Planet Rock” is a rare classic; identifiable as one of the singular points in recent history to spark a furious revolution in music & culture. The documentary ‘808,’ produced by You Know Films in association with Atlantic Films, explores the past of the machine, and how it still influences modern pop culture.
The new remix package for “Planet Rock” – slated for release on Big Beat Records – brings in 2 of the most respected producers of modern day electronic music to pay tribute to this masterpiece. German electronic music producer and DJ Boys Noize reins with his genius acid & house style by weaving between the infectious melodies and punching bass, leaving his signature fingerprints all over. Lunice, half of production duo TNGHT, startles with a beautifully minimal intro, luring the listener in with the soft vocal only to come crashing down with incredible poise into a hip hop march that takes your imagination back to the dance floors in Harlem where the “Planet Rock” movement began.
A1. Planet Rock A2. Planet Rock (Instrumental) B1. Planet Rock (Boys Noize Remix) B2. Planet Rock (Lunice Remix)
April 16, 2016