05. Slow Down
06. Summer of 808
07. Dark Clouds
08. Cali Bounce
Brandon Draper – Summer of 808
Also Available On: Limited Edition Cassette w/ walkman, headphones, and batteries. Cassette + Digital Album
“The Summer of 808,” inspired by the nostalgic sounds of the 80s.
“When ‘Stranger Things’ first came out, the music just blew me away,” Draper says. “It sounded like vintage sounds. After watching the show and getting inspired, I went into the studio and started making all of these sounds.”
He made those sounds authentically, with vintage ‘80s electronic drums and keyboards, recorded on cassette tapes.
“The most popular of those drum machines is the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Performer — the 808,” he explains. “It came out in the early ‘80s, and I was born in ’79, so I heard of all of those sounds, with the dawn of hip hop.”
Listening to the tapes, Draper realized he needed a format to match the sound (which is one reason there’s not a sample of this music online).