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Roland TR-808 special with Thris Tian & Alex Dunn

First broadcast date: 22 August 1970

Thris Tian is joined by Alexander Dunn, director of the movie ‘808‘, to discuss the legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine and its influence on dance music, ahead of the film’s launch at east London’s Oval space.

Tracklist

Man Parrish – Hi Hop Be Bop [Endorfun Records] // US
Planet Patrol – Play At Your Own Risk [Tommy Boy] // US
T La Rock, Jazzy Jay – It’s Yours [Atlantic] // US
Adam F – Circles [Section 5] // UK
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock [Tommy Boy] // US
Newcleus – Jam On It [Sunnyview] // US
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing [CBS] // US
Goldie – Digital [FFRR] // UK
Beastie Boys – Paul Revere [Atlantic] // US
L’Trimm – Cars With The Boom [Atlantic] // US
Erykah Badu – Bump It (Part 1 & 2) [Motown] // US
Outkast – The Way You Move [Arista] // US
808 State – Flow Coma [Creed Records] // UK
Charanjit Singh – Raga Bhairav [Bombay Connection] // India
Alexander O’Neal – Criticize [Tabu] // US
Strafe – Set It Off [Jus Born Records] // US
Bassnectar ft. Mighty High Coup – The 808 Track [Amorphous Music] // US
Klein & MBO – Dirty Talk [Dance Factory] // Italy, US

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