Looking for the Perfect Beat

Looking for the Perfect Beat

“Planet Rock” may have commenced the journey, but Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force‘s “Looking For the Perfect Beat” tracked an even more sophisticated rhythmic path via its adventurous use of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. In the latest episode of Red Bull Music Academy‘s “beat:repeat NYC” video series, “Perfect Beat” producers Arthur Baker and John Robie discuss in detail their approach to crafting the 1983 classic.