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Kaytranada Drops Remix of Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" From '808: The Movie' Soundtrack

Listen to the Montreal producer's rework of the 80s classic courtesy of Zane Lowe.

by Max Mohenu
Dec 6 2016, 5:50pm

Photo by Jaqueline Ashton

Zane Lowe premiered Kaytranada's remix of Afrika Bambaata and the Soulsonic Force's 80s anthem "Planet Rock" on his Beats 1 radio show this week.

Building to his list of impressive reworks in 2016, the Montreal producer's version adds a scintillating bounce to the South Bronx DJ's 1982 classic. The track will be featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming documentary, 808: The Movie, a film about the massive influence of the iconic drum machine in music.

The doc comes out Dec. 9 on Apple Music, and includes interviews with the Beastie Boys, Questlove, Pharrell, Diplo, Rick Rubin, and more.

Listen to the remix below and revisit our 2016 conversation with Kaytranada.

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