It was just announced that Pharrell and DIPLO will star in a new music documentary called “808.” The documentary discusses the creation of the TR-808, a small machine that revolutionized music forever. The TR-808 changed the base beat of songs since it’s creation by Roland in 1980, altering the sound of tracks to one that we are familiar with today in EDM and hip-hop music. As a speaker in the documentary says, “It’s crazy to think that a little machine like this left such an important footprint on music.”
Including some of the biggest producers from the 80’s till 2016, the film features the greats – from the Beastie Boys to David Guetta – who created so many important hits using TR-808 technology. The documentary is also connected to Beats Audio and Beats 1 Radio, as they are the original account that posted the official trailer. Created by You Know Films, and premiering at SXSW, the movie has been nominated for many film awards.
It will be exclusively released on Apple Music on December 9th.
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