Roland TR-909

By disman00911 disman00911
updated about 4 hours ago

Songs that use the classic 909 drum machine. Just about every house/techno/dance record from the late 80s, 1990s, and the early-to-mid 2000s used this machine.

Putting the "non-dance" tracks in the front of the list as not many hip hop, downtempo, R&B, or rock tracks used the 909 (not counting dance remixes of certain songs). At page 5 (showing 25 tracks at a time) is where all the club/house/techno/etc records from 1985 onward start to kick in.

TV/Movie/Video Game themes & music that used the 909 but aren't on discogs
- Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993-1998 tv show)
- Booker T's theme from WCW and WWE (can you dig it sucka!)
- American Idol (2002-present reality show)
- Koopaling boss battle in New Super Mario Bros Wii (2009) & NSMBU theme in Super Mario Maker 1 & 2 (2014, 2019)

  1. Skinny Puppy - Remission

    Based on the release year (1984), this was first known album to produce tracks that used the 909.
    "Glass Houses"

  2. Phil Collins - Sussudio

    also uses the dmx. Was probably the first song with some use of the 909 that made the US top 40 charts.

  3. Phil Collins - Take Me Home

    Think this was the first song with mainly 909 (excluding Phil's actual drums towards the end) to a pop hit in both the US and the UK since "Sussudio" used both the 909 and DMX

  4. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Featuring Phil Collins - Home

    samples Phil Collins's "Take Me Home", which uses the 909

  5. Mantronix - The Album

    "Ladies", "Bassline", and "Hardcore Hip-Hop" only. The rest uses the 808

  6. Grandmaster Flash - Girls Love The Way He Spins

    "Larry's Dance Theme" only. The other track in this release uses DMX instead.

  7. Edie Brickell - What I Am (Soul II Soul Remix)

    the sampled Soul II Soul loop break in this bootleg/mashup uses a 909

  8. Primal Scream - Loaded E.P.

    samples the looped break from the white label remix of Edie Brickell's "What I Am" which uses a 909

  9. Rammstein - Du Hast

    the hi-hats from this song sound like an 909

  10. M.C. Boob* A.K.A. Steady "B"* - Yo Mutha / Bring The Beat Back

    b side Bring the Beat Back

    think this one uses both the 808 and 909 drums

  11. Choice M.C.'s* Featuring Fresh Gordon / Fresh Gordon - Beat Of The Street / Gordy's Groove

    "Gordy's Groove" only as "Beat of the Street" uses the DMX