Casio SK-1 makes Attack Magazine’s list of 9 samplers that defined dance music.

“We won’t pretend the SK-1 is the definitive sound of thousands of club tracks… the SK-1 looks like a toy, feels like a toy and by today’s standards it most definitely is a toy.

There, now we got that out of the way, you can understand a little more about it making their list. It’s more about the SK-1 providing inspiration to budding bedroom producers. While not on too many chart toppers, the SK-1, Speak & Spell, etc., are sometimes gateways into a much deeper pursuit. Whether it lead to hobby/music electronics, higher level electronics, computer programming, music production, circuit bending these old machines can be a really great launching point. It is pretty cool that the SK-1 made their list.

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