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Andrew Weatherall has died


The respected DJ and producer, Andrew Weatherall has died at the age of 56.

He passed away this morning, Monday, February 17th, at London’s Whipps Cross Hospital. Weatherall suffered a pulmonary embolism, according to his management, who said: “his death was swift and peaceful.”

Weatherall’s management shared the following statement this morning. “We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday, 17th February, 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately, the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful. His family and friends are profoundly saddened by his death and are taking time to gather their thoughts.”

The musician, who was born in Windsor, rose to fame during the acid house era. He worked with the likes of New Order and Happy Mondays. His production and remix work on Primal Scream’s Screamadelica turned it into an era-defining album, and earned the band the first Mercury Prize in 1992.

When the acid house scene started to develop around the Roundshaw Estate in Sutton, he discovered that club nights were playing a lot of the music he already owned. As the scene exploded, Weatherall was invited to play at the London nightclub Shoom by DJ Danny Rampling and helped document rave culture with the fanzine Boys Own – a name he later gave to his own record label.

We are truly sad to see his passing and send all the love to his family & friends.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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