Director: Alexander Dunn
Writer(s): Luke Bainbridge, Alexander Dunn
Starring: Damon Albarn, Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Chris Barbosa, Jellybean Benítez, Biggs, Mike Butcher, Tony Carrasco, Phil Collins, Felix Da Housecat, David Dewaele, Stephen Dewaele, Diplo, Fatboy Slim, Chris Frantz, The G.L.O.B.E, Goldie, David Guetta, Richie Hawtin, Jori Hulkkonen, Jimmy Jam, Lil Jon, Jim Jonsin, Remi Kabaka, Ikutarô Kakehashi, François Kevorkian, T. la Rock, Ian Lewis, Terry Lewis, Zane Lowe, Graham Massey, Stephen Morris, Mr. Mixx, David Noller, PappaWheelie, Man Parrish, Rick Rubin, Hank Shocklee, Tom Silverman, Gerald Simpson, Tiga Sontag, Strafe, Bernard Sumner, Todd Terry, Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, Lady Tigra, Pretty Tony, Armand Van Helden, Pharrell Williams
Synopsis: 808 is a documentary film about the inspiring story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. It’s the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical landscape forever… by accident. It’s the story of a sound that has been embraced by the world’s top producers and performers, and has been name-checked on a whole host of hit records. Associated with numerous musical styles crossing both time and genre, its defining sounds are as relevant now as they ever has been. It defined hip hop and modern dance culture and it’s sound continues to deliver dance floor smashing beats today.
Release Date: March 20, 2015 (USA) | Length: 107 min | Genre: History, Music | MPAA Rating: NC16
Note: The feature length documentary will first be released worldwide exclusively via Apple Music on Monday, December 9th before being available in the iTunes Store a week later, alongside the official soundtrack release arriving on Big Beat Records (Shadow and Act).