AVA is just around the corner and festival dynamo Sarah Mcbriar’s not slowing down one bit. Picking up some serious support over the past two years the event is about have its third, and what looks to be its biggest, party yet. Stretching over two days and hosting names such as Jeff Mills, Marcel Dettmann, Bicep, Ben UFO & Midland to name a few, this is not an event to be missed. Check out the interview Sarah has did with Resident Advisor this week taking you through everything you need to know about what is being hailed as one of the top festivals to watch.
Written, directed and co-produced by Alexander Dunn, and narrated by Zane Lowe, the film’s titular instrument has had a seismic influence on modern music. Straddling genres from drum ‘n’ bass to soul, pop to techno, the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer has proven to be one of the most versatile, and indeed, revered instruments of our time.
This meticulously researched, attentively crafted and fascinating movie uses interviews from a host of stars, including The Beastie Boys, Arthur Baker, Armand Van Helden, Fatboy Slim, Pharrell Williams, Richie Hawtin and more, to tell the story of the little black box from Japan which produced a sound that bookended the 80s – from Afrika Bambaata’s “Planet Rock” in 1980, to Phil Collins’ “Another Day in Paradise” in 1989 – and continues to dominate the airwaves and clubs today.