There has been huge expectation building around the soon to be released Aira range by Roland. Amongst the four products (synth, drum machine, bass synth and vocoder) due for release it’s the TR-8, a remake of the 808 and 909 (combined!), and the TB-3, a re-invention of the 303, that are most hotly anticipated. The 808 and 909 drum machines defined the sound of house music and techno (respectively). Whilst the 303 was solely responsible for the squelchy timbres of acid house. Anyway, we were one of the first people in the UK to get our hands on the TB-3 so we thought we’d get Paul from Foolboyz in to do a demonstration performance for you guys. The beats are provided by an 808 kit.