The Roland TR-808 is a piece of musical history – shaping aural landscapes since its arrival and still a vital tool in crafting hit records that span multiple genres. In the preliminary teaser from director Alex Dunn comes Planet Rock and Other Tales of the 808 which chronicles some of the heavy-hitters in music discussing the game-changing piece of equipment and the accompanying seminal record from Afrika Bambaataa. Featuring interviews with the likes of ?uestlove, Diplo, A-Trak, Skrillex and many others, the aforementioned Roots bandleader calls it the “gold standard.” More information on progress and release of the film can be tracked via their Facebook page.
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