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FOUNDER OF ROLAND & 808’S, IKUTARO KAKEHASHI HAS DIED AND DJ WORLD GOES NUTS

FOUNDER OF ROLAND & 808’S, IKUTARO KAKEHASHI HAS DIED AND DJ WORLD GOES NUTS
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The founder of Roland and the extremely popular DJ-808‘s, Ikutaro Kakehashi passed away over the weekend. At the age of 87, the Japanese engineer was known as a driving pioneer for electronic music. His contributions to the DJ community were spread across all genres, ranging from rap, to electronic, to pop music.

Back in 2013, Kakehashi was awarded a Technical GRAMMY, and rightfully so. Think about it, popular producers like MetroBoomin, MikeWillMadeIt, to EDM icons like Tiesto or even DJ Snake wouldn’t exist without the contributions of Kakehashi. Essentially, this Japanese engineer is responsible for the creation of Trap music. I bet you didn’t expect that, did you? Long story short, this man was a f**king legend. 

The tragic news spread like wildfire, and the DJ community, ranging from Black Madonna to Hudson Mohawke, paid homage.

Amen to that, Rest In Peace Ikutaro Kakehashi, your legacy will live on forever.

 

 

Sources via HypeBeast & FactMag

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