808 is a new documentary chronicling the “heart of the beat that changed music.” The forthcoming film, which tells the story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, features a slew of influential artists who were influenced by the 808.
“Directed by Alex Dunn, the documentary has been making waves around the independent film circuit this year, but is receiving an official release through Apple Music on December 9. And given the machine’s massive influence, it makes sense that the film features interviews with some of the music world’s biggest and best. The documentary contains appearances from Pharrell to the Beastie Boys, Questlove to New Order, and master-producer Rick Rubin.”
After playing at film festivals, an official first look is here.
Watch the trailer for the Zane Lowe-narrated documentary above.