The last years Roland’s legendary TR-808 drummachine from 1980 is celebrated on the 8th of august (8-8) by a growing community full of admirers of the machine and the music made through it.
This year sportswear manufacturers Puma collaborated with Roland and has released the drum machine coloured trainers. It has “Roland” all over it and the iconic “Rhythm Composer TR-808” writing along the side. The best bit is the tread. They kind of look like the 808 buttons, but also a bit like piano roll notes.
Ofcourse Roland can’t stay behind and offers various exclusive products announced on the 8 of august on their special webpage.
Ok, you’re right, I’m a sucker for this kind of retro marketing.