‘808’ is a documentary about the inspiring story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine and the birth of electronic music. It shows how one small machine changed the musical landscape forever… by accident.
It’s the story of a sound that has been embraced by the world’s top producers and performers, and has been name-checked on a whole host of hit records. Associated with numerous musical styles crossing both time and genre, its defining sounds are as relevant now as they ever has been. It defined hip hop and modern dance culture and it’s sound continues to deliver dancefloor smashing beats today.