Ikutaro Kakehashi, 1930 – 2017

Ikutaro Kakehashi, 1930 – 2017

Ikutaro Kakehashi, Roland corporation founder and electronic music pioneer died earlier this year. He was 87. His TR-808 Rhythm Composer drum machine and the sounds it generates seem to be immortal.

“Everybody getting’ down make no mistake
Nothing sounds quite like an 8-0-8”
— Beastie Boys, “Super Disco Breakin’”

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