Afrika Bambaata was a musical force of nature. His influence on DJ’s and hip hop culture in general cannot be overstated; in many ways he created the template for what modern DJ’s are today. He coined the term “hip-hop”, invented electro boogie, turntablism, break beat sets, and helped spread a message of positivity within hip-hop culture. When he chose the famous sample by Kraftwerk to invent the track “Planet Rock”, a record that went gold, he singlehandedly put break dancing and sampling on the international map. “Looking for the Perfect Beat” is an electro-boogie classic that has been sampled countless times and influenced a bevy of artists and DJ’s.