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“All Hail The Beat” TR-808

The sounds of the Roland TR-808 drum machine inspire musicians around the world, even though the device hasn’t been made since 1984 and most of its avid users have never actually seen one.

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Montreal-based DJ and the founder (2007) and 24 Hours of Vinyl (2011).