The electronic music lovers are in mourning. The DJ and british producer Andrew Weatherall, pioneer of the acid house, has died at the age of 56 years.
On Monday 17 February, the british DJ Andrew Weatherall died at the age of 56 years, died of a pulmonary embolism. “We are sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the famous DJ and musician, died early this morning at the hospital london Whipps Cross,” announced his agent in a statement posted on Facebook. The latter specifies thata ” blood clot reached his heart “ and says that ” his death was quick and peaceful “.
At the end of the 80’s, Andrew Weatherall became one of the iconic figures of the acid housemovement, electro popularized by the rave parties in Europe. Culture rave, the musician, a native of Windsor the has been featured in a fanzine called Boys Own. Among his remix of the most famous are those of World in Motion by New Order and of Hallelujah for the Happy Mondays. The DJ is also known for having produced the album Screamadelica group scottish Primal Scream, released in 1991. A year later, he is at the origin of the group of experimental techno-The Sabres of Paradise.
“A true inspiration and a hero “
In 2013, Andrew Weatherall creates his own festival in Carcassonne, in the south of France, called the Convenanza. The edition 2020, scheduled for 25 and 26 September, is already complete. On the Canvas, the tributes to the musician succeed. Irvine Welsh, scottish author of Trainspotting and filth, has hailed the memory of ” his long-time friend “. “Absolutely shocked to hear this terrible news. It was one of the best people I have known “, he said on Twitter. Ed Simons of the duo Chemical Brothers, described him as ” a true inspiration and a hero “. ” A man as adorable as funny. And an incredible DJ “, he added. Finally, Ministry of Sound, london club, founded in 1991, has been called ” a master of his art “.
Absolutely distraught to hear this terrible news. Andrew was a longtime friend, collaborator and one of the most talented persons I’ve known. Also one of the nicest. Genius is an overworked term but I’m struggling to think of anything else that defines him. https://t.co/nWlyE75bL5
— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) February 17, 2020
A true inspiration and hero. A lovely funny man. Incredible DJ. ❤️ Andrew Weatherall.
— ed simons (@eddychemical) February 17, 2020
We are all very saddened to hear about the passing of our friend and collaborator, Andrew Weatherall. pic.twitter.com/vZ3ckl7lw0
— New Order (@neworder) February 17, 2020
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Andrew Weatherall 1963-2020.
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