18 de febrer. This reportage explains it better than anyone. It’s fun and interesting. BBC Radio One Stories – Discover More:
1. The penal code for disturbing the peace. Refers to the sound of bass from stereos.
2. An 808 refers to a drum machine called a Roland TR-808.
3. Sometimes a reference to Hawaii. 808 is Hawaii’s area code.
“IM BACK WITH A 808 CAUSE IM BOSSY” – Kelis
The first band to use the TR-808 was the Japanese electronic musicgroup Yellow Magic Orchestra, as soon as it was released in 1980. One of the earliest uses of the TR-808 for a live performance was by Yellow Magic Orchestra in December 1980 for the song “1000 Knives,” anelectro rendition of member Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Thousand Knives” (1978). The TR-808 would later be further popularized in 1982, with the release of the mainstream American hits “Sexual Healing” by Marvin Gaye and “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa.
The TB-303 (short for “Transistor Bass”) was originally marketed to guitarists for bass accompaniment while practicing alone. Production lasted approximately 18 months, resulting in only 10,000 units. It was not until the mid- to late-1980s thatDJs and electronic musicians in Chicago found a use for the machine in the context of the newly developing house music genre.
As with the TB-303, the realism of the TR-909 was severely limited by technical constraints, and this showed when the machines were released at relatively low prices before its rise in popularity, coinciding with the beginnings of techno and acid. More expensive, sample-based drum computers were better at faithfully reproducing real drum sounds, while the TR-909 sounded synthetic. Now, knowing this, which songs make the best use of 808, 909 and 303? http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/feb/14/which-songs-make-best-use-of-the-roland-808-909-and-303