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Posted by Emma Arnold

We’ve been pretty lucky on the Kaytranada front as of late. Being blessed with the Montreal beatmaker’s remix of Solange’s ‘Cranes in the Sky’ and Chance’s ‘All Night’ has left us in pretty high spirits. Yet with his latest remix, it’s out with the new and in with the old as he takes on Afrika Bambaataa’s ‘Planet Rock.’

It’s one of the four remixes set to appear on the soundtrack of 808, the forthcoming documentary on the way the ol’ Roland TR-808 rhythm composer changed the game. As one of the first programmable drum machines, it was brought into the limelight in 1982 when Bambaataa lit the fuse that would lead to a spot for the 808 on just about every popping track out. Seriously, from Run-DMC to Marvin Gaye, the 808 could be found on every hit in the ’80s, and the same can still very much be said of today.

With Kaytranada’s remix, we get a revamped synthetic pulse under the vox, whilst the OG 808 punctuations still ring true. Dubbed ‘Kaytranada Planet Invasion Remix’, there’s something of space invaders sound-effect vibe, and we’re loving it. Give the track a play below and be sure to stay tuned on the upcoming 808 docco on December 9, via Apple Music.

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