The Soulsonic Force (also referred to as Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force) are an American hip-hop ensemble led by Afrika Bambaataa who helped established hip-hop in the early 1980s with songs such as Planet Rock. They were also influential in the birth of the electro movement in America and helped paved the way for modern dance music styles such as Techno and House, as well as hip-hop sub-genres such as electro-funk and electro-hop.
In 1982, Soulsonic Force and Afrika Bambaataa released a single called "Planet Rock". The song borrowed musical motifs from German electro-pop, British rock, and African-American disco rap. All the different elements and musical styles were blended together; and in doing so, they offered hip-hop as a new vision for global harmony. The song became an immediate hit and stormed the music charts worldwide.
Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock (Vocal)
Soul Sonic Force - Bonus Beats I
Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock (Instrumental)
Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock ( Vocal )
Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock ( Version 2 Vocal )
Soul Sonic Force - Planet Rock (12" Instrumental)