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The Black Madonna, Hudson Mohawke, and More Reflect on the Life of TR-808 Developer Ikutaro Kakehashi

Kakehashi passed away on Saturday at the age of 87.

The Black Madonna

A great loss to human culture, robot music and spiritual machines. Godspeed Mr. Kakehashi and thank you. — The Black Madonna (@blackmadonnachi)April 1, 2017

Hudson Mohawke

Imagine there'd never bn a 808 909 101 303 etc. Wud all b stuck listening to guitars. (How many can I offend) RIP Roland's Ikutaro Kakehashi

— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo)April 1, 2017

Throbbing Gristle

R.I.P Ikutaro Kakehashi founder of Roland. — Throbbing Gristle (@ThrobbingGrstle)April 2, 2017

The Bug

Rest in Peace Ikutaro Kakehashi, Founder of Roland, and indelible inspiration on my ACID RAGGA explorations. Thank you for synth heaven.

— The Bug(official) (@thebugzoo)April 1, 2017

Erol Alkan

RIP Ikutaro Kakehashi of Roland. The man responsible for the 101, 303, 808, 909 and many other beloved machines we use to make our music.

— erol alkan (@erolalkan)April 1, 2017

Mike Servito

Ikutaro Kakehashi Rest In Peace. — Mike Servito (@mikeservito)April 1, 2017

RP Boo

ARPEBU INC Is Sending Our Prayers Out And Thanks To God For Mr. 'ROLAND' Himself Ikutaro Kakehashi Passed Away Today! R.I.P MASTER JEDI. ?? — RP BOO Rolling Stone (@RP_BOO_)April 2, 2017

Marc Almond

A man who changed Music Ikutaro Kakehashi the Man behind the Roland Synth,808 and more has sadly passed. Thanks for the Electro sounds.????

— Marc Almond (@MarcAlmond)April 2, 2017

Matthew Herbert

RIP Ikutaro Kakehashi. like many others, am in his debt. the thing that started me in electronic music was a roland alpha juno 2

— matthew herbert (@matthewherbert)April 1, 2017


RIP Legend Ikutaro Kakehashi. Founder, Roland. on his watch:
The System 700, The TB-303, The TR-808 and TR-909, Jupiter-8 & D-50, more. — Ghostly (@ghostly)April 1, 2017