11 Apr April

Last week we sadly lost legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine inventor Ikutaro Kakehashi. An innovator who made an incredible contribution to modern music, and one fully deserving of a full Tracks Show tribute.

So this week we picked 3 songs each which feature a 808 beat, and went all the way from 1970s Japanese new wave to dance and hip-hop tunes from the last few years.

There are also musical highlights of the week from Glass Animals and, bizarrely, Right Said Fred, making it yet another bumper week. 

We do not claim ownership of any of the music played in this episode. Our theme tune is Ice Cold by Audionautix and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). Artist: http://audionautix.com/