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    Default The 808



    '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/20...i-dies-aged-87

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



    Loose Ends - Hanging On A String (1984)

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



    Last edited by Corpsey; 02-04-2017 at 05:29 PM.

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    Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (1982)

    The first hit record to use the 808, apparently.



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

    Later paid tribute to by Loefah, of course.


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    Set it off, I suggest, y'all.



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

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    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.


    Read More: Waka Flocka Flame Claims He Started the 808 Wave in Hip-Hop, Lex Luger Responds - XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/03/w...ckback=tsmclip

    Read More: Waka Flocka Flame Claims He Started the 808 Wave in Hip-Hop, Lex Luger Responds - XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/03/w...ckback=tsmclip

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    Shawty Redd >>>

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    Every jungle tune.

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    SOS Band etc etc, 80 Soul

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    Distorted 808 kickdrums in lots of hardcore techno/gabba

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