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Let’s flash back to the 80s, a particularly forward-thinking decade, when tech like the Walkman and other gaming devices were becoming mainstream and accessible. This period of time was also a ground-breaking moment for musicians, with the birth of the TR-808: generator of the booming kick drum in hip hop, the Miami bass sound and electronic music of the 80s.

This week @HereEast caught up with a couple of documentary makers to find out more about the first programmable drum machine, the Roland TR-808, and how they celebrated 808day (8th August), which is a special day for all Roland fans around …

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May’s arrived and the sun seems to have come with it – hurrah! The capital’s calendar is beginning to overflow with events and, with the usual music festivals beginning to kick off, we’ve taken a moment to put a focus on the more alternative festivals out there. With celebrations ranging from burlesque to wine and photography, your diary is about to get busier… 

i5Image: London Burlesque Festival

London Burlesque Festival 2016
6 – 22 May
Dingwalls, 11 Middle Yard, NW1 8AB

Celebrating its 10th year in the city, the annual …

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Get ready for a day to remember tomorrow – as one bustling south London park is transformed into a vibrant Latin American Festival!

map Plaza Latina. Image from Twitter

Plaza Latina returns to Nursery Row Park in Southwark from 12pm – 7pm for another free day of music, food, dance, arts and crafts, as well as fun activities to keep the little ones entertained.

If you’re into your dancing, you’re in for a treat as there’ll be dance performances from various troupes based across London. For when the urge to join in …

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Sulking because you’re not at Glastonbury? Weeping because you missed out on Wimbledon tickets? It’s time to turn that frown upside down. There’s still lots of fabulous stuff going on in London this weekend, so dust off your disco ball and get yourself out there.

imImage: David Nash on Flickr

Pride in London 2014
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC2N 5DN
Saturday, June 28 – Friday, July 18

This Saturday sees the annual return of Pride in London Parade, which celebrates LGBT diversity in central London. As always, the Parade …

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It’s never too early to plan your summer. For one, it gives you plenty of time to get excited. Also there’s so much going on you need to note down everything you don’t want to miss. And if you like fun, you definitely can’t miss this colourful carnival in Stratford next month.

carnImage: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

To celebrate the two year anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games (we know, we can’t believe it’s been that long either), there will be a free carnival in E20. As Sunday, …

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