Exclusive sounds from the groundbreaking electronic artist
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.
Photos Courtesy of Robyn Von Swank