As it’s Christmas, why not treat yourself and a friend to some SP-404 albums straight from the internet’s Bandcamp crates in our latest edition of Leftover Links.
In recent history, Roland’s SP-404 has captured the imagination of underground hip hop producers the galaxy over. Artists such as Ohbliv and Knxwledge have made names for themselves with the instrument, inspiring fans and producers alike. The sampler extends on the features from Roland’s flagship machine SP-202 and it’s upgraded version, the 303, most notably with its increased memory, trademark compressor and portability, making it a producer’s best friend for live sets. This post acts as a brief aural guide into what can be produced using the 404 and who knows, you might find a new hip hop fave. Fill your boots!