No 808s, no 909s: lesser known drum machines from Joe Mansfield's personal collection, as documented in his forthcoming book, Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession.
Joe Mansfield, Boston-based hip-hop producer and head of the Get On Down label, bought his first brand new drum machine, the Yamaha RX5, in 1986. (He had bought a used TR-808 the year before). In the subsequent years he's gone on to collect over 150 drum machines, 75 of which are featured in Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession, published on 3 December by Get On Down. More details here.