WATCH: Trailer for “808,” Documentary About the Legendary Drum Machine

Back in the early ’80s, the introduction of the Roland TR-808 drum machine changed the game forever. Atlantic Films and…
WATCH: Trailer for “808,” Documentary About the Legendary Drum Machine

Back in the early ’80s, the introduction of the Roland TR-808 drum machine changed the game forever. Atlantic Films and…

Words: Christian Koons

October 17, 2014

Screengrab of the Roland 808 from the 808 documentary.

Back in the early ’80s, the introduction of the Roland TR-808 drum machine changed the game forever. Atlantic Films and You Know Films have teamed up with record producer and DJ Arthur Baker to bring the story of the legendary machine to light in a documentary entitled 808.

In the trailer below, watch heavy-hitters like Questlove, Rick Rubin, Pharrell, and David Guetta talk about why the 808 was such a game changer for the genres of dance, hip-hop, and beyond.