We choose some of our favorite tracks using the Roland TR-909 for 909 day.

Released in 1983 for the first time until its halt on manufacturing in 1985, the iconic drum machine from Roland has given us some of the greatest hits while it continues to be used frequently today. We choose some of our favourite tunes made using the 909 drum machine.

Daft Punk – Revolution 909

Released with the ever popular Homework album from Daft Punk, Revolution 909 is considered as one of the duos best songs. The simplistic sampling and bass-line drives the track as the unforgettable 909 drum sounds binds them all together. 

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uURB-vo9rZ4&w=560&h=315]

Inner City – Good Life

The timeless classic has been invented and sampled countless times while hitting many charts and hitting number one on the US Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart. The track is still as important as it was when it was released 1988.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUwfOOdg4eE&w=560&h=315]

Bryan Zentz – D-Clash

The ageless techno tune from Bryan Zentz continues to do damage to any dance floor when played with its Casio styled synth straight from the Good Life that lays on top of the 909 sounds, along with a tireless bass line making for one of the best dance floor tracks of the 2000s

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Cekb7z1TQs&w=560&h=315]

Jeff Mills – The Bells

There’s nothing much to be said about this quintessential track, that has been gracing clubs and festivals since 1997. Jeff Mills and 909 are two terms closely related, the techno wizard  plays sets incorporating the Roland drum machine. The excellence of his career can be heard in this tireless techno track.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwpedKWwS3w&w=560&h=315]

Laurent Garnier – Crispy Bacon

Staying within the bracket of the best techno tunes of all time, Laurent Garnier released this pumping track back in 1997. The 909 drum sounds fit around the looping melody that gets more energetic throughout making for one of Laurent Garnier’s finest productions.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-GxHxkX4EQ&w=560&h=315]


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