While initially associated with the acid house movement, the Roland TB-303's influence has gone on to permeate a range of electronic music genres, from ambient house to big beat. As part of our 30 Days of 303, Roland Cloud presents this curated playlist of seminal tracks that helped immortalize the TB-303.
From acid house forebearers Phuture to festival heavyweights Daft Punk and Fatboy Slim, this playlist provides a technicolor primer on our favorite silver software bass line. As a bonus, we've added a few surprises. Closing out this mix are a pair of unexpected cuts by synthpoppers Heaven 17 and Scottish indie group Orange Juice—featuring a young Edwyn Collins of "A Girl Like You" fame. Placed alongside a slew of acidic classics, these early nuggets serve to demonstrate the expansive stylistic possibilities of the TB-303.
Whether you are a 303-devotee or a newbie, let the "As Easy As 303" mix take you on a tour of an instrument that continues to make waves—both sawtooth and square—decades after its release.