The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer was one of the first programmable drum machines, the heart of the beat that changed music. Japanese music equipment brand Roland manufactured the machine from 1980–1984, and one of the key people to use it was Arthur Baker. The producer of the classic "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force now presents the official trailer for his documentary aptly titled "808". The film is directed by Alexander Dunn and features appearances and commentary from the likes of Afrika Bambaataa, Rick Rubin, The Bomb Squad, Phil Collins, Fatboy Slim, Todd Terry, Pharrell, Diplo, Ikutaro Kakehashi (the founder of Roland) and many more. Coming to a screen near you in 2015.
This entry was posted on October 16, 2014.