The definitive "Planet Rock" thread

  • Since this is the most important track for the evolution of everything this forum is about, I'd like to start a thread where we can collect all the information and stories about Planet Rock. So please contribute! :D

    As a start, I made a video to document all the elements that "Planet Rock" consists of:

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  • i enjoyed that a learnt a few things - thanks

    I've shared it with a closed group i'm in on facebook about covent garden and hip hop so you might get a few more views

  • Very good. I'd always read that those were all the elements used but could never precisely identify them in track, till now that is...

    ELECTROFUNK is a subsidiary of HIP HOP MUSIC AND CULTURE, don't you forget it suckaz...

  • I'd like to add 2 great articles …

    The first one is a detailed look into the making of Planet Rock with lots of background information which appeared in the Sound on Sound magazine:
    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov08/arti…tracks_1108.htm

    The second one is more in a historical / cultural studies vein and is a well-informed exploration of the ORCH5 sample prominently used in (and made popular by) Planet Rock … Robert Fink's "The story of ORCH5, or, theclassical ghost in the hip-hopmachine":
    http://www.academia.edu/241422/The_Story_of_ORCH5

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    Since this is the most important track for the evolution of everything this forum is about, I'd like to start a thread where we can collect all the information and stories about Planet Rock. So please contribute! :D

    As a start, I made a video to document all the elements that "Planet Rock" consists of:

    0Fp2SSTPu3g

    You have missed the chorus...

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    Read about it here....

    http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov08/arti…tracks_1108.htm

    :cylon:

  • some rare & weird alternative versions from the 80's

    Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock (Adams Family Mix) (Fee - Bee 1982)

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    Sid Sidney & Friends - King Pack (Gold Future 1984) love this one!

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    Le Jazz Hot vol1 - Planet Rock (Hector 1983) the most obscure one!

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  • whoops, totally missed your post. the first two sound rather crappy to my ears, but the third one is so weird that i kinda like it. :D

  • Here's part 2 of the Planet Rock video … this time it's not about the tunes Planet Rock was influenced by, but about the tunes that were influenced by Planet Rock. I realize I could have included every single freestyle (or even Miami Bass) tune, but even some of these here might come as a surprise:

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