The 808

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'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/2...-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

<iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/135091399&color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false"></iframe>
 
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luka

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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 #nowLook…I 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 Waka’s claims, responding, “smh I started that shit waka don’t do that. B4 me is was jeezy n shawty redd. T.I and dj toomp.”

Clearly befuddled with WFF’s boasts he added, “@WakaFlocka bra u don’t make beats how u start the ‘808 wave’ ? Hit my phone g. I’m 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/...08-wave-lex-luger-responds/?trackback=tsmclip :fire::fire::fire::gun:

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/...08-wave-lex-luger-responds/?trackback=tsmclip
 

CrowleyHead

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Shawty Redd >>>
 

version

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EVOL have just done a tape mixing 364 808 tunes. Anyone able to ID the first tune, 1:34 and 1:56 in the preview?

 
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