and the winner of the 1983 Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance is…

I hadnt heard or seen such a crisp version of this live performance until recently, and despite being foolishly omitted from the Complex Magazine list of 50 Greatest Vocoder Songs last year, it’s a classic. I was sick to the back teeth of it until I rediscovered this last week. Herbie Hancock with DST behind the wheels at the 1983 Grammy awards, a truly iconic piece of vintage Hip-Hop.

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