Kakehashi passed away on Saturday at the age of 87.
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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
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
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
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
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