beatheaven – rock it
„Rockit“ is a groundbreaking instrumental track released in 1983 by the American jazz musician and composer Herbie Hancock. The song was a pivotal moment in the history of electronic music, as it fused elements of jazz, funk, and hip-hop with emerging technologies and sampling techniques.
„Rockit“ features a distinctive robotic rhythm, created by Hancock’s innovative use of synthesizers, drum machines, and turntable scratching. It became one of the first mainstream songs to prominently feature scratching, an element of hip-hop culture that was relatively new at the time. The track’s infectious beat, catchy melodies, and futuristic sound captivated listeners and became an international hit.