Tales Of The 808

By Tamas Szakal(4:07)

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Quick overview

    • Thirty years ago, DJ Arthur Baker recorded Planet Rock with Afrika Bambaataa using the then-new Roland TR-808 drum machine.
    • Over the next decades, the machine and its sound would become an integral part of music, from the Beastie Boys to Kanye West.
    • Baker himself is now helping to produce a documentary on the 808 — slated to come out in 2013,
    • In the unlikely event that you've never heard a song that used the 808
    • the first trailer is helpfully recut into a music video set to beats from one.
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    • Want to know even more about the legendary 808? Just lean back and enjoy!
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