British DJ Andrew Weatherall, who died on February 17, 2020, at the Hydro Connect Festival in 2008 - WENN / SIPA

Andrew Weatherall, producer and DJ precursor of English electro acid house music, died Monday at the age of 56 of a pulmonary embolism. "We are sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the famous DJ and musician, died early this morning at London's Whipps Cross hospital," his agent said in a statement. While hospitalized for a pulmonary embolism, "a blood clot reached his heart," he said, noting that "his death was swift and peaceful."

Famous for its remixes

Andrew Weatherall was one of the main figures of the electro acid house movement at the end of the 1980s. Famous for his remixes of World in motion songs from New Order, Soon from My Bloody Valentine or Hallelujah from Happy Mondays, he also founded his own experimental techno group, Sabers of Paradise. But the one who helped document the rave culture via the Boys Own fanzine was best known for producing the album Screamadelica , by Primal Scream. The group soberly paid tribute to him on Instagram, posting two photos of the musician.

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Andrew Weatherall 1963-2020.

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Tributes from the British music scene

"Shocked and saddened to learn that cosmic traveler Andrew Weatherall has left, said Tim Burgess, the leader of the Charlatans, on Twitter. It was always a pleasure to see him and share good times. Rest in peace, buddy. The emblematic club of Sound, which opened in 1991, called Weatherall a "master of his art," when Peter Hook, bassist for the group New Order, praised a "nice man who had lots and lots of wisdom to share." ".

Andrew Weatherall had created in 2013 the Convenanza festival, mixing rock and electro, which takes place every year in Carcassonne, in France and whose eighth edition, planned for September, is already sold out. "Deeply saddened by his death, the producer's relatives take the time to collect their thoughts before announcing the details of his funeral in due time," said his agent.


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