Artists from across the electronic music spectrum have been paying their respects on Twitter
The drum & bass community has been left reeling today by news of the death of Marcus Kaye, the producer better known as Marcus Intalex and Trevino. Kaye was due to play at his own Soul:ution party in London tonight, but that event has now - obviously - been cancelled.
The cause of his death has not been made public.
Hailing from Manchester, Kaye first came to public notice in the mid-90s via his Guidance night, which was one of the first successful and enduring D&B nights to be held in the city - gang trouble during the jungle era having effectively kiboshed D&B's presence in Manchester for several years. He also had a show on Manchester's Kiss 102, and worked behind the counter in Eastern Bloc records.
He would go on to found the Soul:r label and run the Soul:ution night, with both - as the name suggests - concentrating on the jazzy, soulful, liquid end of the D&B spectrum. 2011 saw him releasing his debut artist album 21, its name a nod to the fact that he had then been producing for 21 years. But the same year also saw him launching a new alias, Trevino, under which name he produced techno for labels such as Klockworks, Aus Music and Hotflush Recordings.
News of his death saw tributes posted on Twitter by big names from across the D&B spectrum and beyond, including Friction, DJ Zinc, Boddika, High Contrast, Dave Haslam, Andy C, Mampi Swift, The Black Madonna and more.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
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