The musician Andrew Weatherall is dead. According to his management, the 56-year-old died of a pulmonary embolism in a London hospital this Monday morning.
Weatherall started his career as a DJ, music producer and remixer in the 1990s and was subsequently considered one of the most important representatives of the Acid House style. By working with the band Primal Scream, for which he produced their album Screamadelica in 1991, he gained a foothold in the music industry and worked for artists such as Björk, New Order, Stereo MCs and the Chemical Brothers.
He also became known to a larger audience through his involvement in two DJ projects: in 1992 he formed The Sabers Of Paradise with Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns, and in 1996 then Two Lone Swordsmen with Keith Tenniswood. In 2001 he founded his own label Rotter's Golf Club, under which he released his first solo album A Pox On The Pioneers in 2009.