How a Japanese machine re-wrote American music

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The 808 drum machine created the speaker-shattering, low-end bass flavor of early hip-hop. It helped launch electronic genres like drum and bass, house and techno. A new documentary tracks the rise of the 808.

Credits

Guest:
Alex Noyer - Executive Producer - @alexnoyer

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Amy Ta, Michell Eloy