Roland TR-808 Documentary – 808 to be out soon
The Roland TR-808 documentary simply called 808 will soon be out.
The trailer for the Roland TR-808 documentary first surfaced as far back as November 2014 so it’s been quite a long haul from then until now.
808 is produced by Atlantic Films (a subsidiary of Atlantic Records) and You Know Films and they have announced that the documentary about the legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine will premiere exclusively on Apple Music and iTunes.
On why the Roland TR-808 will be exclusive to Apple Music Atlantic Records’ CEO said: “It’s only appropriate that a film about a machine that revolutionised how music is made be seen via a service that revolutionised how music is consumed.
“The story of how the 808 changed the face of modern music is simply extraordinary, and the Apple Music audience is perfect for this compelling film.”
His explanation seems like a bit of an offhandish reply but nonetheless we’ll still be looking out for it.
The Roland TR-808 revolutionised dance music and today one can buy an updated version called the Roland Aira TR-8 which sports all the features of the original plus some nifty new advancements.
The 808 doccie features artists such as Afrika Bambaataa, Diplo, Fatboy Slim, Pharrell, Lil Jon, David Guetta, as well as Damon Albarn, Goldie, Tiga and 808 State.
Watch the trailer below