In 1980 a new sound was born. It revolutionized electronic dance music, and was the start of a new beginning. The music it inspired is now known today as, EDM.
‘808’, is An Electronic Music History Documentary, The movie 808 takes a look at the history of the Roland 808 drum machine, and also interviews some of the earliest and most influential producers in the world.
The Roland TR-808 is one of the most distinct, influential and beloved instruments of the early Eighties, with the electronic rhythm composer used by everyone from Talking Heads and Afrika Bambaataa to Marvin Gaye and the Beastie Boys. Even Kanye West devoted an album title to the instrument’s unmistakable sound. In 2015, the story behind the landmark machine will hit theatres thanks to 808, a documentary that focuses on the Roland TR-808 and its cult following, and Rolling Stone has your first look at the film’s trailer.
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