If you’re New York hit-making producers Arthur Baker and John Robie, what do you do as an encore to crafting Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force’s 1982 electro classic “Planet Rock?” You switch it up, of course, by pushing the limits of what a drum machine can do for 1983′s follow-up “Looking for the Perfect Beat.” In the latest episode in Red Bull Music Academy’s ongoing beat:repeat series, influential producers Arthur Baker (shown above) and John Robie chat about how they spent six months creating the influential 808 odyssey while pushing this pioneering drum machine to new heights. Catch the complete video below and see the original music video for “Looking for the Perfect Beat” too.

Watch the full beat:repeat episode with producers Arthur Baker and John Robie now:

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