Kaytranada Remixes Afrika Bambaataa’s Classic ‘Planet Rock’
Kaytranada has been working hard all year to not just release his own music, but has also been giving tons of our favorite artists his magical touch. The famous producer is always on his creative wave, and he decided to take on an old classic track and see what kind of results he could reach.
The DJ/producer recently did a remix of Afrika Bambaataa's famous 1982 track, "Planet Rock," which he renamed the "Planet Invasion Remix." The song is straight off of the upcoming documentary 808, which is set to premiere this Friday, December 9, on Apple Music. The new documentary is based around the titular drum machine, which has shaped the sound and style of hip hop music since its humble beginnings. The original song by Bambaataa is used as an example of the machine's impact in the first years of the genre's rise.
The documentary will only be available to Apple Music subscribers, and has appearances by Rick Rubin, the Beastie Boys, Questlove, Pharrell, New Order, and many others who are familiar with using the drum machine for production in music. Kaytranada's remix of Bambaataa's 1982 track is a perfect way to blend together the older generation with the newer generation of the production tool. Take a listen to his remix of the classic song below.