'808' documentary pays tribute to disruptive drum machine

Filmmaker Alex Noyer has turned a holy grail for music geeks into a story everyone will recognize.
Producer Alex Noyer, left, poses with 808 director Alexander Dunn. (Atlantic Records)
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Even if you've never heard of it, you probably love the sound of the Roland 808 drum machine. It's the secret ingredient in a wide range of songs — used by everyone from Phil Collins to Kanye West. Now a new documentary is shedding light on how this one tool changed music history.

Filmmaker Alex Noyer joins Shad to discuss 808, and how he's turned a holy grail for music geeks into a story everyone will recognize. 

WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer for 808 below, plus listen to Nothing But Trouble by Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth — from the 808 soundtrack. 

 
 

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