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...
Shocked and saddened to hear that cosmic traveller Andrew Weatherall has left the building. Always a pleasure to meet up with him and share good times. Rest well mate pic.twitter.com/OIsg2Fb6Di— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) February 17, 2020
A true inspiration and hero. A lovely funny man. Incredible DJ. ❤️ Andrew Weatherall.— ed simons (@eddychemical) February 17, 2020
RIP Andrew Weatherall. A true master of his craft, you'll be missed? pic.twitter.com/pnKQwoW9H0— Ministry of Sound (@ministryofsound) February 17, 2020
An absolute titan of music has passed on. RIP Andrew Weatherall ?— Andy Bell (@Andybebop) February 17, 2020
RIP Andrew Weatherall. The king of cool. Very, very sad news. Thoughts are with his family and friends. ❤️— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) February 17, 2020
hard to put into words the influence and impact Andrew Weatherall has had on UK culture...— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) February 17, 2020
so sad to hear of his passing
Absolutely distraught to hear this terrible news. Andrew was a longtime friend, collaborator and one of 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