For Record Store Day 2013 deluxe hiphop reissue label Get On Down are releasing a double flexi-disc dedicated to the TR-909, with a 20 page booklet by Get On Down co-founder Joe Mansfield. The two-flexi discs include sounds taken from the TR-909, plus explanations read by rapper Schoolly-D, plus instrumental remakes of two of his drum tracks.
The Record Store Day release is a precursor of a larger book on the drum machine by Joe Mansfield, which will be out later this summer. Titled Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession, the book will include an introduction by Wire contributor and author of How To Wreck A Nice Beach, Dave Tompkins, and includes details of 75 drum machines taken from Mansfield's personal collection.
Get On Down are also pushing out a vinyl edition of their chess box version of GZA's Liquid Swords for Record Store Day. More details incoming here.