Apple Music is all geared up to exclusively stream documentary on the renowned 808 drum machine. The documentary has vividly recorded the birth, massive fame as well as the influence of Roland TR-808.
Most significantly, the documentary consists of interviews with Pharrell, Questlove, Rick Rubin etc. It has been narrated by Beats 1 DJ, Zane Lowe and to be introduced on December 9 as an Apple Music exclusive.
Apple Music All Geared Up to Stream Doco on 808 Drum Machine
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“It’s narrated by Apple Music’s own Beats 1 DJ, Zane Lowe, and features a variety of interviews with the likes of Pharrell, Questlove, Rick Rubin, Afrika Bambaataa, David Guetta and more.”
The documentary has explored the huge influence of 808 drum machine and the change it brought about in the world of music.
“A documentary celebration of the Roland TR-808 drum machine – arguably the most seminal individual instrument to come along since the Fender Stratocaster – Alexander Dunn’s “808” attempts to bolster the machine’s legacy with a mind-boggling degree of legwork and a mildly disappointing lack of finesse. Detailed to a fault, the film tackles an impressively wide range of genres, producers, rappers and DJs who fell under the machine’s spell, and even if some more clear-eyed editing would have done it a world of good, it’s nonetheless a consistently entertaining, instructive look at the unlikely heartbeat behind so much of the past three decades’ standout pop music.”
The doc had been premiered at the 2015 SXSW Film Festival. Just in case, you missed it, you can have a go at it come December 9-Friday.
Apple Music has become the second most popular music streaming service in the world after Spotify. With the superb growth and fabulous service, many believe that it’s just a matter of time before it will topple Spotify from the numero-uno position.