News - February 17, 2020

DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies, aged 56
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DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies, aged 56

Andrew Weatherall, the pioneering DJ, remixer and producer, has passed away at the age of 56. A spokesman for Weatharall confirmed his death on Monday morning in hospital, citing a pulmonary embolism as the cause of death. A statement posted to the website of his label Rotters Golf Club added that: “He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.”

Weatherall was one of the most respected DJs in Britain, but is perhaps best known for his production work on Primal Scream's era-defining 1991 album Screamadelica. His extensive work as a remixer also saw him produce reworked tracks for the likes of Björk, New Order, My Bloody Valentine, and Siouxsie Sioux, among many, many others.

In addition, Weatherall co-founded record label Boy's Own Recordings (later renamed to Junior Boy's Own), releasing music by the likes of The Chemical Brothers and Futureshock, as well as being a founding member of experimental electronic trio The Sabres of Paradise.

A highly influential figure in the field of electronic music, Weatherall's work has been cited as an influence by a wide range of figures from veteran DJ and radio presenter Annie Nightingale to Daft Punk's Guy-Manuel de Homme Christo.

Since the announcement of his death, tributes to Weatherall have been pouring onto social media, some of which you can find below...

 

 

 

 

 

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