Yesterday the upcoming 808 documentary was announced (see preview on YouTube). Produced by Arthur Baker featuring contributions by Afrika Bambaataa, Pharell, Questlove, Phil Collins, Rick Rubin, New Order, Fatboy Slim and many more. Because I’ve made a documentary about Marvin Gaye and Sexual Healing in which the TR-808 plays an important role, I was interviewed on Radio 6 (Soul, Blues and Jazz) about the news. One of the people I have interviewed for my documentary, engineer Mike Butcher (responsible for the engineering of Midnight Love by Marvin Gaye), will also appear in this upcoming 808 documentary.
(photo under CC BY-NC-ND: Jochen Wolters)