“The first documentary from Apple has finally arrived — and it has nothing to do with iPhones or Macs,” Buster Hein reports of Cult of Mac. “The film, titled 808: The Movie, chronicles Roland’s legendary TR-808 drum machine and how it influenced the music industry from the ’80s all the way up to today.”

“Narrated by Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe, the Apple Music exclusive features appearances by Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Rick Rubin, Diplo, Questlove, Phil Collins, Beastie Boys and more,” Hein reports. “Here’s the documentary description, from the Beats 1 Radio YouTube page: ‘808, the heart of the beat that changed music. The acclaimed documentary that chronicles the incredible legacy of the TR-808 drum machine will be exclusively available on Apple Music December 9th 2016. Discover the iconic records, artists and producers influenced by the 808’s unique beats and find out the secret behind its sudden discontinuation.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: This looks like an interesting documentary which we plan to watch ASAP. One thing though: As per the 80’s and drummers: Back in the day, Phil Collins had no need for a drum machine and he should have been kept as far away from one as possible. Yes, we preferred Phil to play real drums whenever possible, thanks. No, we don’t care if you could do things on machines that no real drummer could do.

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