Songs that Changed Music: Herbie Hancock – Rockit
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➡️➡️ Learn more about "Rockit" by Herbie Hancock here: https://producelikeapro.com/blog/songs-that-changed-music-herbie-hancock-rockit/ Herbie Hancock has long been a musical innovator, as he always incorporated new musical elements and genres into his style. And with his 1983 song "Rockit", Herbie was at it once again! This time with a genre that had yet to break into the mainstream: hip-hop! Today, we’re diving into this song, its production, and what makes it so influential. As an 11 year old, child prodigy, playing the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.5 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, young Herbie Hancock could never have imagined the transformative and expansive music career that lay ahead. However, in the past 60 years, Hancock has proven to be one of the most innovative and visionary musicians of the age. “I do what I want to do. I’m interested in people, I’m interested in music, I’m interested in learning about music and learning about myself,” Hancock told NME in 1983. His musical curiosity has led him through classical music, jazz, electronic music, rock, funk, disco and hip-hop. His 1983 hit single, “Rockit” not only earned him a Grammy for Best R&B Instrumental, but has been cited as one of the most influential tracks in bringing DJ scratching into mainstream attention. As a young musician, Hancock came of age under the guidance and mentorship of Donald Byrd and the legendary Miles Davis. In his memoir, Hancock credits Davis for teaching him how to take chances and explore new territories: “We had all learned – from Miles himself – that the secret is to keep moving forward, never look back. There are always new avenues to explore and new mountains to climb…” Indeed, like his mentor, Hancock would spend the next decades traversing new musical territories and fusions, and experimenting with innovative technologies and practices. ❤️My Favorite Plugins:
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