Introduced in 1980 the Roland TR-808 is to date one of the most influential instruments of modern music, morphing the sound of hip-hop, pop and dance music. Having been used by an unmentionable number of artists, the documentary speaks to Damon Albarn, Phil Collins, Diplo, New Order, Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Chris Frantz, Lil Jon and many more.
‘808’ will be released in 2015 and features an interview with founder, Ikutaro Kakehashi, discussing why the product was pulled so quickly despite its success. Check out the trailer below.
[via Rolling Stone]