Afrika Bambaataa and Global Bass

How did Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" (1982) lead to the digital dancehall that is Global Bass? Don't miss Marcus Boon's primer on the international Global Bass scene, from DJ/Rupture to M.I.A to the music of Saharan cellphones. This and Morissey, Aphex Twin, Bong, New Order, Neubauten, and much more are archived at the new Boing Boing Music page.

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5 Responses to “Afrika Bambaataa and Global Bass”

  1. In the 70′s growing up in NYC I heard Kraftwerk on the radio before I heard Bam. Just sayin.

  2. David Hart says:

    planet rock never gets recognized for it true crowning achievement. it has the best lyric in all of musical history. “ziz ziz ziz zuh zizz, ziz zuz ziz zuh zuh zuh ziz”

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