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What is the 808 kick, and why do we all still love it?

What is the 808 kick, and why do we all still love it?

The Roland TR-808 was released in 1980 and immediately started making its mark on the way people created music. You can hear the original machine all over’ 80s pop, from Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing to Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock and Whitney Houston’s I Wanna Dance With Somebody.

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