Roland's contribution to hip-hop and dance music through the release of its classic drum machines is pretty huge, so what better way to celebrate their brilliance than by relaunching the classic Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer?

The 808 was introduced to the market at the beginning of the '80s - succeeded by the 909 in 1983. However, the classic 808 sound never ceased to go out of fashion, and although you can easily download online samples, many artists thrive with the original 808 sound.

Now Roland seems to be preparing a relaunch of the 808 under the banner name AIRA - or at least it looks like it after watching the video uploaded by Roland in which they refer to the "evolution" of the 808 "beginning again."

Watch the video below and get excited about reviving that unique 80s sound sometime soon.