If you have dug into the history of hip-hop, then you know full well that the genre’s creation was perhaps most fueled by a 1973 record. That would be the Incredible Bongo Band’s “Apache”, which went on to be a staple of both DJs and producers. The track has been sampled almost to death—I say almost because I fucking love that break—and its inspiration didn’t end there.
Propinquity Films just released the trailer for a film, Sample This, that tells the story of how the song came to be. This includes interviews with members of the Incredible Bongo Band, footage of the events that inspired their decision to make the record, and much more. You’ll also see interviews with the likes of Questlove, Melle Mel, and Afrika Bambaataa, among other beyond-influential hip-hop stalwarts.
Watch the trailer and view the full movie poster below. It premieres at the Austin Film Festival on Sunday, Oct. 21.