I'm looking for a video documentary from a couple years ago tracing the history of the Roland TR-808
drum machine. Released only on the web, it's similar in tone to the Everything is a Remix
series; dry delivery, well researched, touches on remix culture. The Newcleus
track Jam On It
is prominently featured as a signifier of the 808's transition from a not-so-hot replacement for a drummer to being used for the sounds unique to it. If I recall correctly, it's about 8 minutes in length. It's not The Shape of Things That Hum.
posted by Scoo
on Sep 28, 2011 -