As fans of Daft Punk are busy dancing in celebration of the group's 1997 Homework album turning 20 years old this year, they now have the option of buying one of the band’s old pieces of equipment to help ring in two decades of “Revolution 909.” A Roland TR-909 drum machine, formerly owned by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, is hitting the market, and looks to be going to any electronic music fan with the largest checkbook, Billboard reports.
The machine is being put up for sale/auction by Vintage & Analogue Occasion, a French retailer of vintage studio gear.
“After a long thought we decided to sell the famous Roland TR-909 of Thomas Bangalter of the Daft Punk with the original presets of “Revolution 909,” the company said in the announcement post on their Facebook page last week. “Needless to say, it's a collector's item, so it's impossible to set a price. We will sell it to the highest bidder…”
Vintage & Analogue Occasion also shared a video showcasing some of the old machine’s presets, which can be heard in the video below.
Daft Punk reemerged to reclaim their pop dominance in 2016, appearing on two hit singles off The Weeknd’s Starboy album, including “I Feel It Coming” and the LP’s title track. More recently, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter collaborated with Australian group Parcels for a new single titled, ‘Overnight.’