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House Pioneer Derrick Harris (Sleezy D) has Died.


Acid House pioneer Derrick “Sleezy D” Harris has died of kidney failure, overnight.

Derrick was a friend of Marshall Jefferson‘s. To get his recordings played by Ron Hardy at the club Music Box Jefferson used to give him cassettes. However, when Jefferson‘s work shift patterns changed he was unable to take down his cassettes so he got his friend Sleezy to take them for him.

Marshall says “When Derrick made “I’ve Lost Control” in 1984, there was absolutely nothing like it anywhere. A completely new sound that inspired clubbers all over the world, peaking with the “Summer Of Love”.

Derrick was the life of every single party he went to. He would always be dancing from the first song to the last every time. 

A campaign is to pay for Derrick’s funeral expenses and provide help for his family for difficult times ahead.

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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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