What’s up Drum Nerds? The ultimate documentary on the 808 drum machine is on the way! First teased all the way back in 2012 by producer Arthur Baker the film simply titled ‘808’ keeps the pitch simple bouncing from the impact of Afrikka Bambaattaa’s Planet Rock the film talks to integral members of the music community as well as the manufacturers about the legacy and the signature of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. That and the mystery of the 808’s discontinuation at the height of its success.
“[These] artists and musicians are the real protagonists of the film and the 808, in the hands of our contributors, would change music forever.” director Alexander Dunn
Featuring an era spanning who’s who cameo list of bands, solo musicians, DJs and record producers like Richie Hawtin, Diplo, New Order, Fatboy Slim, Felix Da Housecat, Pharrell Williams and much more 808 will be released soon and more excitingly the film should be accompanied by one hell of a soundtrack.
Via Rolling Stone