​Roland and Serato team up to release special edition vinyl celebrating the TB-303 and TR-606

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Roland and Serato have released a special edition vinyl featuring J.Rocc, Fast Eddie, DJ Haus and Shadow Child titled ‘Serato + Roland TB-303 Bass Line / TR-606 Drumatix Control Vinyl’.

The double-pressed 12-inch vinyl, created in celebration of 303 Day, is said to honour the iconic synthesisers, acting as a “time capsule and toolkit” reports Snythopia.

J.Rocc, and Fast Eddie, who used the synthesisers in their early careers, have collaborated with Shadow Child and DJ Haus to produce new tracks using the iconic hardware.

On Serato’s official wesbite, J.Rocc described the release as “A trip back in time, but also relevant to today’s scene”.

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One record, said to be dedicated to the bass lines of the 303, features Fast Eddie and DJ Haus whilst the other celebrates the 606’s drum beats with Shadow Child and J.Rocc.

The special edition vinyl will feature Serato Control tones and complementary BPMs “for flawless synchronization when played together”.

Speaking on the importance of the iconic hardware today, DJ Lauren Flax added, “Younger generations are using newer technology, but when you add classic machines like the 303, it adds another layer”.

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Check out a mix by J. Rocc, inspired by the record, below.

The ‘Serato + Roland TB-303 Bass Line / TR-606 Drumatix Control Vinyl’, is available to buy now.

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Written by: Tim Hopkins

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