Program Your 808

You probably remember the first round of these prints: Afrika Bambaataa, Cybotron, A Guy Called Gerald and Adonis. Four classic beats and how you’d program them on the Roland TR-808 – that was the basic idea behind Rob Ricketts‘ poster series. On March 1st, the Birmingham-based designer announced eight new designs that will all be available shortly for £12.00 each. Here’s a look at them:

Rob Ricketts' 808

Afrika Bambaataa – Planet Rock (poster)
Cybotron – Clear (poster)
A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray (poster)
Adonis – No Way Back (poster)
Hashim – Al Naafiysh (poster)
Freeez – I.O.U. 1983 (poster)
Warp 9 – Light Years Away (poster)
Mantronix – Needle To The Groove (poster)
C.O.D. – In The Bottle (poster)
B.B & Q Band – Genie (poster)
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing (poster)
Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String (poster)

The size for the posters is A3 (297mm x 420mm), all Indigo printed on 200gsm Symbol Freelife Satin paper. If you’re after the whole batch, you can choose between several bundles on Rob’s online store.

September 13, 2013 If you planned ordering some records from Bleep, let me mention that they sell Rob’s posters as well!

Key Tracks: Egypt, Egypt

The Red Bull Music Academy has started an exciting new video series, in which musicians recreate their signature tune. For the first video in the series, they visited electro producer Egyptian Lover who gives them a walk through on the making of Egypt, Egypt, his debut record released in 1984.

That also brings to mind a video made in 1983, in which he demonstrates the Roland TR-808, the famous drum machine released only a couple of years earlier.