Last year Tom at Music Thing (RIP)1 had a nice bit for 808 day. Those are big shoes to fill, but I couldn’t let 9.09.09 pass without a mention.
I tried to think of some quotes about the 909 but drew a blank. The 808 was as common in hip-hop as in techno, while the 909 is exclusively a house and techno machine. I enjoy listening to hip-hop, but I don’t really feel connected to hip-hop culture. But I do feel like techno, and electronic music more generally, is part of me, not just something to consume but something to participate in. Perhaps that why I am so fond of the 909.
Here’s Daft Punk:
Here’s Jeff Mills:
1. RIP to the blog, not to Tom. As far as I know.