Originally built into Keyboards and organs and designed to provide rhythmic accompaniment when there was no drummer available, drum machines through the years shaped many styles of music of popular music, and helped define Hip-Hop, House and Techno.
After its 80s hey day, drum machines were mostly replaced by samplers and software, but some devices have remained iconic and still used extensively in electronic music.
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