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Corpsey
02-04-2017, 04:32 PM
http://www.rolandus.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/tr-808.png

'The man behind the Roland drum machine and synthesiser range used across the spectrum of popular music since the mid-70s – from Prince to New Order, from Dr Dre to Kraftwerk – has died.

Ikutaro Kakehashi founded the Roland Corporation in 1972 and went on to develop one of the most well-known drum machines in pop music – the TR-808. His death at 87 was revealed by a former colleague on Facebook.'

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/apr/02/roland-founder-and-music-pioneer-ikutaro-kakehashi-dies-aged-87

Seems like an appropriate time to pay tribute to the 808. Post favourite tunes, observations, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz1kvk9qeWI

Loose Ends - Hanging On A String (1984)

Here's a trailer for a documentary on the 808 that I've not seen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIS-o_--wqY

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Corpsey
02-04-2017, 04:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjlSiASsUIs

Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (1982)

The first hit record to use the 808, apparently.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MLaUp3m3BU

T La Rock & Jazzy Jay - It's Yours (1984)

Later paid tribute to by Loefah, of course.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mz344gUqq3M

pattycakes_
03-04-2017, 05:35 PM
Set it off, I suggest, y'all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWUpgzRK1vc

Love the 8th note open hihats. Really keeps it rolling.

luka
20-04-2017, 05:03 PM
I bridged the gap between #HIPHOP & #EDM BACK IN 2012 now look, Waka posted on Twitter. Followed by, I found a new 🌊 electronic dance music, then found a way to bridge things together #nowLookI started the 808 🌊.. not to be padded on my back but to bring in a whole new style of entertainment. FrFr.

He added, B4 Flockaveli name one cd that was abusing 808s ask my younger brothers @sizzle808MAFIA @MetroBoomin.

Luger seemed to take exception to Wakas claims, responding, smh I started that shit waka dont do that. B4 me is was jeezy n shawty redd. T.I and dj toomp.

Clearly befuddled with WFFs boasts he added, @WakaFlocka bra u dont make beats how u start the 808 wave ? Hit my phone g. Im confused.


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CrowleyHead
20-04-2017, 07:57 PM
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Shawty Redd >>>

droid
20-04-2017, 11:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRCdLN-brkI

droid
20-04-2017, 11:22 PM
Every jungle tune.

Bang Diddley
21-04-2017, 11:30 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-1b2q0FmH0

SOS Band etc etc, 80 Soul

firefinga
21-04-2017, 01:23 PM
Distorted 808 kickdrums in lots of hardcore techno/gabba