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808 (2015)

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This is a documentary film that will tell the inspiring story of the Roland TR808, from the creation of Planet Rock which established it as a dynamic modern instrument, to how it defined hip hop and modern dance culture, through to its continued use today.

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All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Music nerds, especially nerds who are all about the beats, will find satisfaction in 808, the new documentary tribute to the drum machine/rhythm composer that revolutionized popular music.

December 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Everything you ever wanted to know - or perhaps never knew you wanted to know - about the wildly influential Roland TR-808 drum machine is laid out with entertaining, if exhaustive, brio in the documentary "808."

December 8, 2016 | Full Review…

808 is consistently interesting, informative and fun.

April 4, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a valuable piece of work, laying out the ongoing influence and impact of the Roland TR-808 drum machine.

January 17, 2017 | Full Review…

For music lovers, this is a lovingly fascinating journey through the last 30-plus years worth of musical history that deserves to be heard on the loudest speakers possible.

December 13, 2016 | Full Review…

808 succeeded in showing how artists operating within myriad paradigms of music ultimately transformed a technical implement into the most important creative instrument of the 21st century.

January 2, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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