Building the Beat: Inside Legendary Roland TR-808 Tracks

This week’s Chill Out Tent Classic isn’t a track or a song, we’re going to honour the classic Roland TR-808 drum machine in the week of the 8th day of the 8th month, it’s the legendary machine’s 40th birthday!

The legacy of the TR-808’s boom transcends genre—touching on everything from hip-hop and R&B to techno and house. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary drum machine, a group of musical luminaries break down their stone-cold 808 classics.

Watch Arthur Baker, A Guy Called Gerald, Carl Craig and many more discuss how the 808 helped to shape the classics from their discographies.

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