A Brief History of Electro.
October 26, 2009 1:40 AM Subscribe
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At the dark end of disco and funk in the early 1980s a DJ and crew known as Afrika Bambaataa
had wild, sweaty, drunken sex with the emotionless zombie robot corpse of school-of-Bauhaus German synthpop unit Kraftwerk
and an unholy thousand-headed monster rose from the undead to groove across the land. Its name is Electro.Afrika Bambaataa's Planet Rock
and Electro itself helped reinvent dance and club music and popularized and paved the way for a revolution that includes hip-hop
, Electronic Body Music
, trance, Intelligent Dance Music
, bass test
and basically anything that involves rocking out with turntables, a synth, a sampler and a drum machine from low riders with bass bins to underground house and warehouse parties to industrial dance music to mega raves.
Afrika Bambaataa's Planet Rock was sampled
many times itself, continuing the sampling feedback loop for nearly three decades and counting.
Don't Touch That Dial.
Have some Juice
or Rockberry Jam
when Dream Team Is In The House
and Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose
in Egypt, Egypt
as you Rock The World
with Velocity, Speed and Force
to Boot that Booty
because you just Don't Stop The Rock
Besides Don't Stop the Rock and other well known classics like Hashim's Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (Side A
) or Pretty Tony's Fix It In The Mix
check out Invasion From The Planet Detroit
which features the now famous claustrophobic, dystopian Detroit Techno sound with less break-beat, nearly straight 4/4 or Egyptian Lover's Kinky Nation
or Egypt, Egypt (Wicked Mix)
. Here's the Sleaze Boys original Robocop
which was recalled to due to a dispute about the samples.
Man your Cosmic Cars
, call up your Security
protocols, watch out for Planetary Deterioration
and turn on your Dynamix II Bass Generator
and Give The DJ A Break