Old School Players, Old School Bass Part 2

Michaelangelo Matos

By Michaelangelo Matos

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Old School Bass Part 2

Old School Players

In 1982, Bronx hip-hop DJ Afrika Bambaataa went into the studio with synth-savvy producers John Robie and Arthur Baker and came out with "Planet Rock," a rap record that leaned on Kraftwerk and kicked off pop's (and hip-hop's) first electro era. That song's on this fine compilation, along with 11 other gems from the period, including Egyptian Lover's "Egypt, Egypt," Quadrant Six's "Body Mechanic" and Afro-Rican's "Give It All You Got."