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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.

How a Japanese machine re-wrote American music

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.

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