Herbie Hancock - Rockit

Herbie Hancock - Rockit

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January 17, 2007

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Herbie Hancock - Rockit

For the similarly-named music festival held every year in October in Hong Kong's Victoria Park, see Rockit Hong Kong Music Festival.

"Rockit" was a single from Herbie Hancock's 1983 album Future Shock. The single was written by Hancock, bass guitarist Bill Laswell and synthesizer/drum machine programmer Michael Beinhorn.

Constructed and composed during the recording process at various studios, including Martin Bisi's in Brooklyn NY , "Rockit" was perhaps the first popular single to feature scratching and other turntablist techniques, performed by Grand Mixer DXT- an influential DJ in the early years of turntablism- using turntables as a musical instrument outside of a hip hop music context. Many later turntablists have cited "Rockit" as revelatory, inspiring thei...

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  • www.free-midi.org   Herbie Hancock Rockit - MIDI Zone

    Herbie Hancock - Rockit, MIDI file download and video.

    http://www.free-midi.org/song/herbie_hancock-rockit.html

  • www.metrolyrics.com   Herbie Hancock Rockit Rockit Music Video | MetroLyrics

    Video embedded · Herbie Hancock's Rockit music video in high definition. Learn the full song lyrics at MetroLyrics.

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/rockit-herbie-hancock-ml-video-dzw.html

  • open.spotify.com   Rockit, a song by Herbie Hancock on Spotify

    We - and our partners - use cookies to deliver our services and to show you ads based on your interests. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies as ...

    https://open.spotify.com/track/2nWHzbBWBOePUvAImQv2So

  • www.imdb.com   Herbie Hancock - Biography - IMDb

    Herbie Hancock was born on April 12, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Herbert Jeffrey Hancock. He has been married to Gudrun Mexines since August 31, 1968.

    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0359372/bio

  • www.songlyrics.com   HERBIE HANCOCK - ROCKIT LYRICS

    Herbie Hancock - Rockit Lyrics. (Instrumental) ... Note: When you embed the widget in your site, it will match your site's styles (CSS).

    http://www.songlyrics.com/herbie-hancock/rockit-lyrics/

  • www.emusic.com   Herbie Hancock | Download Music, Tour Dates & Video | …

    All Music Guide: Herbie Hancock will always be one of the most revered and controversial figures in jazz -- just as his employer/mentor Miles Davis was when he …

    http://www.emusic.com/artist/-/11487140/

  • www.mtv.com   Herbie Hancock & the Rockit Band [Video] by Herbie Hancock

    Herbie Hancock & the Rockit Band [Video] January 01, 1984 by Herbie Hancock. Image Entertainment

    http://www.mtv.com/artists/herbie-hancock/discography/454696/

  • www.npr.org   NPR's Jazz Profiles: Herbie Hancock

    Herbie Hancock is arguably the most influential practitioner of modern jazz piano since Thelonious Monk. From the bebop stylings of Bud Powell and Wynton Kelly, the ...

    http://www.npr.org/programs/jazzprofiles/archive/hancock.html

  • www.hollywoodbowl.com   Herbie Hancock | Hollywood Bowl

    William Powers & Carolyn Powers Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Throughout his explorations, he has transcended limitations and ...

    http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/philpedia/hancock

  • www.pandora.com   Herbie Hancock - Listen to Free Music by Herbie Hancock …

    Listen to music by Herbie Hancock on Pandora. Discover new music you'll love, listen to free personalized radio.

    http://www.pandora.com/herbie-hancock

  • activate.metroactive.com   Kastle Bringing ‘Left-Field’ Sounds to BackBar

    Barrett Richards, who makes murky and experimental electronic music under the moniker Kastle, says one of his earliest inspirations came in the form of Herbie Hancock performing “Rockit” on Sesame Street, using an early synthesizer, the Fairlight CMI.

    Metroactive Activate   •   2 years ago

    http://activate.metroactive.com/2015/11/kastles-electronic-music-inspired-by-watching-sesame-street/

  • boingboing.net   Celebrate Herbie Hancock's birthday with Rockit! (1984)

    so let's celebrate by watching Herbie Hancock and friends perform Rockit at the 1984 Grammy Awards. That's Grand Mixer D.S.T. scratching on the B-side of Fab Five Freddy's "Change The Beat."

    David Pescovitz   •   Boing Boing (blog)   •   4 years ago

    http://boingboing.net/2013/04/12/celebrate-herbie-hancocks-bi.html

  • bloody-disgusting.com   Twisted Music Video Of The Week Vol. 114: Herbie Hancock “Rockit”

    Sometimes the most twisted videos are the ones that kicked off the whole music video culture. So, on this Friday, we’re gonna be heading back into the past to check out Herbie Hancock‘s infamous “Rockit” video, which ultimately snagged five MTV ...

    BLOODY DISGUSTING   •   3 years ago

    http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3269955/twisted-music-video-of-the-week-vol-114-herbie-hancock-rockit/

  • www.latimes.com   Herbie Hancock's memoir recalls a creative life and all that jazz

    Herbie Hancock ... in the 1960s, Hancock memorably scaled to even greater fame while fusing jazz and funk with the Headhunters in the '70s and becoming the first crossover hip-hop artist in the early '80s with the Grammy-winning "Rockit."

    Los Angeles Times   •   3 years ago

    http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-ca-jc-herbie-hancock-20141109-story.html

  • www.ebony.com   The Futureshock of Herbie Hancock

    Years before Robert Glasper began ruffling the sensitive feathers of jazz lovers by dissing Thelonious Monk as well as the conventions of “what is jazz,” keyboardist Herbie Hancock was at ... in the ’70s,” says “Rockit” producer Bill Laswell.

    Ebony   •   4 years ago

    http://www.ebony.com/entertainment-culture/the-futureshock-of-herbie-hancock-333

  • www.vancouversun.com   Essential Herbie Hancock: Five must-own albums from the jazz master

    Herbie Hancock’s fifth album was a conceptual ... Taking its name from a 1973 Curtis Mayfield track (which Hancock re-interprets here), Future Shock became famous mainly for single Rockit, which coupled early hip-hop record scratching with avant-garde ...

    The Vancouver Sun   •   4 years ago

    http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Essential+Herbie+Hancock+Five+must+albums+from+jazz+master/8562055/story.html

  • www.npr.org   Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

    To listen to the music of Herbie Hancock is to witness an artist in constant evolution ... to his improbable hip-hop hybrid "Rockit" in 1983, to his recent collaboration with fellow electronic tinkerer Flying Lotus — to refer to the pianist and composer ...

    NPR News   •   3 years ago

    http://www.npr.org/2014/10/23/354871509/herbie-hancock-on-a-path-to-find-my-own-answer

  • www.broadwayworld.com   Herbie Hancock to Kick Off McCoy Center's 2013-14 Season, 10/8

    Recognized as a legendary pianist and composer for compositions such as "Cantaloupe Island," "Maiden Voyage," "Watermelon Man," "Chameleon," and "Rockit," Herbie Hancock has received an Academy Award for his Round Midnight film score and 14 …

    Broadway World   •   4 years ago

    http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Herbie-Hancock-to-Kick-Off-McCoy-Centers-2013-14-Season-108-20130910

  • www.chicagotribune.com   Herbie Hancock offers revelations in memoir and conversation

    Herbie Hancock has lived many lives in music ... Then Hancock moved on to techno with his "Future Shock" album and its huge single, "Rockit," in the 1980s. And if anyone wondered whether he was still around, in 2008 he took the Grammy Award for album ...

    Chicago Tribune   •   3 years ago

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/reich/ct-jazz-herbie-hancock-20141111-column.html

  • www.residentadvisor.net   Machine Love: Mathew Jonson

    I remember from a very young age being obsessed with breakdancing and stuff. When would that have been? Whenever Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" came out. I saw a breakdance competition on the television, and they …

    Resident Advisor   •   2 years ago

    http://www.residentadvisor.net/feature.aspx?2616

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