Dark Science Electro presents: A Love Letter To The 808

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    • Dark Science Electro presents: A Love Letter To The 808

      In celebration of 808 day (the 8th of August) I have put together a non-stop mix of songs that feature the Roland TR-808 drum machine. This mix isn't solely Electro music and it highlights the flexibility of the machine within the context of Hip Hop, R&B, Electro, Shoegaze, Industrial, House, Soul, Rap, Techno and more.
      The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is a drum machine introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980. It was one of the earliest drum machines that allowed users to program their own rhythms instead of using preset patterns. Unlike its nearest competitor at the time, the 808 generates sounds using analog synthesis rather than playing samples.

      The 808 was used on more hit records than any other drum machine in history. Its popularity within Hip Hop, in particular, has made it one of the most influential inventions ever in popular music.

      This mix published for the @DarkScienceElectro program which is an Electro music podcast/blog that publishes daily on Facebook and Soundcloud. The artwork that represents the mix is by www.redbubble.com/people/kellygilleran

      Debonaire - TR-DEB
      Sir-Mix-A-Lot - Posse On Broadway
      Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
      Mantronix - Needle To The Groove
      Cocteau Twins - Wax And Wane
      Nine Inch Nails - Closer
      Eazy-E - Boyz In The Hood
      Beastie Boys - Brass Monkey
      Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody
      Man Parrish - Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)
      Freestyle - Don't Stop The Rock
      The 2 Live Crew - Throw The D
      Cybotron - Clear
      Egyptian Lover - Egypt Egypt
      Afrika Bambaataa - Planet Rock
      Professor X - Saga
      Ghostown DJs - My Boo
      Drexciya - Andreaen Sand Dunes
      Dynamik Bass System - Side By Side
      LL Cool J - Going Back To Cali
      New Kids On The Block - Please Don't Go, Girl
      Too $hort - Freaky Tales
      Rodney O & Joe Cooley - Everlasting Bass
      NWA - Gangsta, Gangsta
      T La Rock - It's Yours
      Hashim - Al-Naafyish
      Model 500 - Night Drive
      Adonis - No Way Back
      Underground Resistance - Final Frontier