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Top 10 Tracks featuring Roland TR-808

As we approach the heavily rumoured announcement of a re-issue of the TR-808, 909 and TB-303, here at Point Blank HQ we’ve been discussing the legacy those units left behind and what the future hold for those iconic numbers. Regardless of whether you’re an analogue purist or a forward-thinking digital devotee, we can all agree on one thing – we all love the sound of the 808.

So we’ve put our heads together and choose our top 10 tracks that either are defined by, heavily used and/or wouldn’t be the same with the 808. Enjoy and stay locked to our Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel for the latest developments on the re-issue rumours.

Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing

Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock


Adonis – No Way Back


Beastie Boys – Hold It Now, Hit It

Cybotron – Clear


Egyptian Lover – Egypt Egypt


Charlie – Spacer Woman


SOS Band – Just Be Good To Me

Freestyle – Don’t Stop the Rock

Freeez – IOU

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Editor’s Note: This is an old article and things have moved on considerably since the original publication date 🙂

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