Web Series We Love :: beat:repeat NYC

If you've ever been curious about what goes into creating a dancefloor anthem to last through the ages, here is your answer.  Take a moment and listen to super producers Arthur Baker & John Robie walk you through the construction of the banger of all hip-hop bangers- Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force's "LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT BEAT"


beat:repeat NYC is a celebration of iconic New York City anthems and the drum machines that underpinned them. 

Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force’s “Looking for the Perfect Beat” was a warning shot to those who thought they had the producers of “Planet Rock” pegged. Arthur Baker and John Robie spent six months crafting an 808 odyssey, pushing the drum machine to new heights. “Looking for the Perfect Beat” re-imagined what was possible, a sample-ready symphony that has spawned a thousand styles.