Today producer Tony Williams of Addison Groove and Headhunter alerted us to the fact that it’s 808 day this monday (the date is 08/08, geddit?). His own tunes, most famously Footcrab, and his brilliant live set rely heavily on the instrument, so he agreed to quickly put together a playlist of his favourite tracks made using the Roland TR-808. Enjoy the whiplash snappiness of the rhythms and the prose. Happy 808.
The original 808 master who still rocks parties today.
First ever 2 live crew tune i owned on vinyl. Love the lyrics.
This was a tune that had me going ‘wtf is this’ about 15 years ago… I found out about a year ago it was this tune by going thru about 10 other tunes that sampled it.
Where electro met techno.
Groovy… love the melody in this.
I play this to this day. Anyone who was around in the 80’s would know this tune.
A Percy fav that still goes off today.
Tyree has so many amazing tracks, the bashing 808’s in this are sick.
I have to say I don’t love love the tune, but this was the first time anyone heard the 808 in the charts.
Again, not my fav tune, but the first few bars are 808 heaven.