And while there are an infinite number of analog and digital drum machines on the market, most tend towards the ephemeral, finding favor among a few artists for a few years, before the sound becomes dated and the artists move on. But owing to some mystical fake-drum alchemy, for nearly 40 years, the Roland series of 606s through 909s have managed to find relevance again and again.
What are the odds that a drum sound as stereotypically ’80s as the one found in Phil Collins’ “Take Me Home” or Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” would title a Kanye West album or provide the main instrumentation in Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen”?
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