Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa


Latest Release

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  • Basic House Music
  • August 2021
  • 1 Song

Top Songs

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Planet Rock [Planet Rock 2000 Mix]
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Tommy Boy Megamix [Remastered 12" Brooklyn Mix]
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Indian Planet Rock
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Renegades of Funk [Remastered 12" Vocal Version]
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Face to Face


  • Basic House Music (The Et Music)

    Aug 2021 • 1 song

  • Face to Face

    Jul 2021 • 1 song

  • Funk on The 1

    May 2021 • 1 song

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Afrika Bambaataa


A seminal Bronx DJ during the 1970s, Afrika Bambaataa ascended to godfather status with "Planet Rock," the 1982 hip-hop classic that blended the beats of hip-hop with techno-pop futurism inspired by German pioneers Kraftwerk. Even before he began recording in 1980, Bambaataa was hip-hop's foremost DJ, an organizer and promoter of the large block parties during the mid- to late '70s that presaged the rise of rap. After the success of "Planet Rock," he recorded electro-oriented rap only sparingly, concentrating instead on fusion -- exemplified by his singles with ex-Sex Pistol J...
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