808 – The Heart of the Beat That Changed Music

by on October 17, 2014
 

Regardless of your familiarity level with its name, you know – and have likely loved – the Roland TR-808 drum machine.  Since its initial release in 1980, the 808 has repeatedly reinvented the musical landscape with a unmatched consistency.  In the upcoming film 808, director Alexander Dunn chronicles the journey of the iconic 808 via commentary and contributions from a wide array of artists – including Pharrell Williams, Phil Collins, New Order, Rick Rubin, and many more.  The film, which will be accompanied by decades-spanning soundtrack, is set to be released next year.

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