Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808, an upcoming documentary about one of dance music’s most prized tools. Beginning with the seminal sound of Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force, the film is set to celebrate all the goodness you can get out of a Roland TR-808.
One of the project’s producers is legendary studio kingpin Arthur Baker, whose credits include work with New Order, Al Green and Rocker’s Revenge. However, it was his role in creating Planet Rock back in the early ‘80s with his offsider John Robie, Bambaataa and the Kraftwerk team of Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider that makes him an authority on this topic.
I’m loving the rhythmic teaser video below, but unfortunately the movie isn’t coming until 2013. For more information click here.