Download electronic music pioneer John Tejada's exclusive TR-909 Artist Pack
Whether you want to pump up the jams or pump up the volume, the Roland TR-909 has always been there at the ready. Roland’s iconic gray and white drum machine graces recordings across myriad genres—from techno and pop to industrial and R&B. This year, to celebrate September 9th, we called upon a group of powerhouse DJs, musicians, and producers to show us how they party like it’s 909.
Each artist created a custom suite of grooves tailored to their unique creative style. Check out this series to hear how each participant approaches the legendary beat-making buddy and learn more about why they think the TR-909 is such a one-of-a-kind musical tool.
For such a humble, softspoken person, John Tejada's electronic music legacy casts a formidable shadow. The Austrian-born artist’s discography stretches back to 1994 and includes releases on legendary labels like Kompakt, Plug Research, Seventh City, and Defected, as well as his own Palette Recordings.