In recent history, Roland’s SP-404 has captured the imagination of underground
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
1. Ohbliv – Rugged Tranquility
This was Ohbliv’s first full length beat tape, made on the SP-404 and SP-303.
2. sejo – batch. 01
sejo’s last Bandcamp release was an Adult Swim-esque album. Shame there wasn’t a batch. 02.
3. sleepdealer – yerba
sleepdealer’s spaced out album also featured けｍ SURF and patrick perkins.
4. allthesefingers – taxt tape
Sampleface favourite allthesefingers aka ATF dropped his penultimate album under that name in 2018.
5. nymano – short stories
nymano made the beats for ‘short stories’ in his bedroom. Same, mate.