Serato & Roland Team Up For Special Edition Vinyl Celebrating ‘’303 Day’’

Photo of the special edition vinyl for 303 day

Serato and Roland just released a special edition vinyl to celebrate “303 Day” on March 3rd.

Created in collaboration with trailblazing DJs J. Rocc, Fast Eddie, Shadow Child and DJ Haus, the Serato + Roland TB-303 Bass Line / TR-606 Drumatix Control Vinyl will act as both a time capsule and toolkit to honour Roland’s iconic 303 and 606 synthesizers.

Released in 1981, Roland’s TB-303 Bass Line Synthesizer and TR-606 Drumatix revolutionized the audio industry. Despite being widely misunderstood when launched, the instruments later became an integral part of electronic music culture. By the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the TB-303 and TR-606 had completely captivated a generation and inspired some of the most iconic sounds from the era.

Now – in celebration of the instruments whose presence is still widely felt today – Serato and Roland invite DJs to tap into the other-worldly sounds of the TB-303 and TR-606 with the 12-inch double Serato control vinyl.

The first record pays tribute to the distinctive bass lines of the 303, reinterpreted by hip house pioneer Fast Eddie and influential dance music DJ and producer Shadow Child. The second record simulates the pulsating drum beats of the 606 reinvented by seminal producer DJ Haus and J. Rocc, one of the original turntablists.

“When I first heard the 606, it was a revelation – it’s right up there with the best,” said J. Rocc of the legendary synthesizer.

Sharing his deep history with the TB-303 Bass Line, Fast Eddie said, “If it wasn’t for the 303, I wouldn’t even be here right now talking to you. That’s my history.”

The artist collaborators hope to inspire DJs and producers to continue blending the past with the future by crafting beats that recreate the magic of Roland’s legendary machines. The records showcase how the revered sounds of Roland’s TR-606 and TB-303 continue to influence the landscape of electronic music today.

The Serato + Roland TB-303 Bass Line / TR-606 Drumatix Control Vinyl will be available for purchase from March 3rd on “303 Day” at select retailers. The full list of retailers can be found on Serato’s blog.

    Join Our Rapidly-Growing Community of Dance Music Fans!

    Sign up to get the latest dance culture news and other updates via our weekly newsletter. You'll also receive other EXCLUSIVE, community-only content straight to your inbox.

    Latest posts

    photo of Karl Hyde and 'Two Months Off' record artwork
    Culture Blog

    Revisiting Underworld’s Iconic ‘Two Months Off’ – Friday Flashback

    April 12, 2024
    How to brand yourself 12 ACTION STEPS for DJs & music producers
    DJ Blog

    How To Brand Yourself: 12 ACTION STEPS for DJs & music producers

    April 11, 2024
    AI generated image of Carl Cox & Paul Oakenfold
    Global News

    Paul Oakenfold & Carl Cox Collaborate on new track as part of ‘Perfecto 30’

    April 6, 2024

      Join Our Rapidly-Growing Community of Dance Music Fans!

      Sign up to get the latest dance culture news and other updates via our weekly newsletter.

      Follow Us:

      Visit Our Merch Store
      Get FREE shipping when you spend over $50
      Shop Now
      DJ Line-ups Released!
      Visit our main festivals page to get the latest...
      View Festivals
      Previous
      Next

      latest posts

      photo of Karl Hyde and 'Two Months Off' record artwork

      Revisiting Underworld’s Iconic ‘Two Months Off’ – Friday Flashback

      Array
      (
          [0] => 47
          [1] => 946
      )
      
      April 12, 2024
      Underworld, made up of Brits Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, are of course known for their innovative approach to production…
      How to brand yourself 12 ACTION STEPS for DJs & music producers

      How To Brand Yourself: 12 ACTION STEPS for DJs & music producers

      Array
      (
          [0] => 47
          [1] => 1078
      )
      
      April 11, 2024
      In this post, I’ll walk you through 12 action steps on how to brand yourself as a DJ. Music producers…
      AI generated image of Carl Cox & Paul Oakenfold

      Paul Oakenfold & Carl Cox Collaborate on new track as part of ‘Perfecto 30’

      Array
      (
          [0] => 69921
          [1] => 1079
      )
      
      April 6, 2024
      "Concentrate" is out on April 5th as part of ‘Perfecto 30’ - a huge celebration of the label’s 30th anniversary. This…
      Photo of the Pioneer DJ XPRS2 Series as part of a DJ setup

      Pioneer DJ Introduces 4 New Speakers to Their XPRS2 Series

      Array
      (
          [0] => 1553
          [1] => 1079
      )
      
      April 6, 2024
      Now comprising of 6 speakers, the new 8-inch XPRS82 and 15-inch XPRS152 join the 10-inch XPRS102 and 12-inch XPRS122 full-range…
      Photo of a nightclub from behind the decks

      House Music is the UK’s most popular club genre according to new research

      Array
      (
          [0] => 1552
          [1] => 1079
          [2] => 69920
      )
      
      April 4, 2024
      A2D2 analysed the number of club music events from 1st Jan 2024 - 31st December 2024 for each genre to…
      Free DJ controller guide

      Sign Up To Get A FREE Copy of '20 of The Best DJ Controllers in 2024'

      As part of our community you’ll also receive our weekly newsletter plus other useful DJ-related content.

        Don’t worry, we hate spam.. we’ll only send you quality content. See our privacy policy.