RIP Charanjit Singh
The Indian acid house innovator has passed away at the age of 75.
Indian electronic pioneer Charanjit Singh passed away in Mumbai over the weekend. Frequently invoked as the accidental inventor of acid house, Singh is best known for his Roland TB-303 experiments, which predated the rise of acid house in Chicago in the ’80s. He most influential work, the 1982 album 10 Ragas to a Disco Beat, became a cult favorite when it was reissued in the 2000s, and was developed into a live show in 2010. At the time of Singh’s death, he was preparing for a show in London and at work on an album of Indian folk music. (via The Wire)