A Guy Called Gerald
A Guy Called Gerald (born 1967 as Gerald Simpson) is a British pioneer in acid house. Known for his track, ‘Voodoo Ray’, he was also part of the electronic band 808 State, who released their smash hit, ‘Pacific State’, in 1989.
A Guy Called Gerald on using the TR-909 for the first time: “I remember tapping on the bass drum – ‘thump’ – and 1,000 tracks come to mind”
How the Roland TR-909 became one of the most iconic drum machines of all time
Maelstrom slams music distribution platforms: “[The] end-goal of Spotify, Instagram, Facebook or SoundCloud (or even Bandcamp to some extent) isn’t to help us”
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