by Stephen Garner

Roland has teamed up with Zanerobe to release a limited-edition apparel collection celebrating the electronic musical instrument brand’s legendary TR-808 drum machine.

The Roland x Zanerobe collaboration, which retails between $45 and $250, includes a boilersuit, bucket hat, t-shirt, hoodie, and cargo sweatpants.

Proceeds of the collaboration will sponsor six young artists to attend 1500 Sound Academy – a state-of-the-art music school in Los Angeles that offers music production training to aspiring professionals. Co-founded by Grammy-winning R&B/pop singer/songwriter James Fauntleroy and Grammy-winning producer/musician Larrance “Rance” Dopson from the acclaimed production collective 1500 or Nothin’, the school functions as a gateway career by providing hands-on training and education into music production and emerging business practices.

“Roland and Zanerobe share a passion for creativity and a commitment to influencing culture,” said Nathan Chandra, creative director and founder of Roland Lifestyle. “By teaming up, we are able to build a legacy that bridges the gap between music and fashion.”

“Core to Zanerobe is artistic expression and music,” added Jonathon Yeo, director and co-founder of Zanerobe. “We are excited about all the great things 1500 Sound Academy is doing to help a younger generation of artists reach new levels. We thank Roland and the academy for including us in this life-changing initiative.”