#TeamDoD Weekly Mixtape: Don’t Hate the 808


It’s August 8, which means it’s 808 day! Today, we’re celebrating the gear that launched a million different worlds of inspiration: The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer, AKA, the 808. Debuted in 1980 and discontinued a mere 3 years later (and then reintroduced in 2014), this little powerhouse influenced a myriad of musical genres, from hip-hop to new wave to techno to acid house. It’s one of the most influential inventions to contemporary music, and is still widely sampled today. So, in honor of the 808, I made this for you!



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