Drop the bass on #808Day

To all the bass heads out there, happy #808Day! Today we celebrate the Roland TR-808 drum machine that graced music producers and listeners with the kick drums and tools to create iconic beats since the 1980s.

Image via PinchPlant.com

Did you know that according to RolandUS.com, the TR-808 has been used on more hit records than any other drum machine?

The Film – “808”

The “808” film produced by You Know Films in association with Atlantic Films takes a look at how this iconic drum machine changed the course of music. The film features appearances and commentary from dozens of artists and producers including: Afrika Bambaataa, Beastie Boys, David Guetta, Diplo, Pharrell Williams, Questlove, Fatboy Slim and many more. Watch the trailer below:

US residents can partake in some #808Day trivia today with a chance to win exclusive swag from @808themovie on Twitter:

Click here to learn more about #808Day and the history of the TR-808 from the makers


Got any tracks you created using the TR-808? Tweet them to us and we just might share your beats!

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