British DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall dies at 56

British music producer and DJ Andrew Weatherall, who helped deliver the underground sounds of acid home to a mass viewers, has died. He was 56.

Weatherall’s administration stated in an announcement that he died Monday in a London hospital from a pulmonary embolism.

“He was being handled in hospital however sadly the blood clot reached his coronary heart. His dying was swift and peaceable,” the assertion stated.

Born in Windsor, close to London, Weatherall started his profession as a membership DJ, and based the document label Boy’s Personal Recordings and the manufacturing outfit Bocca Juniors.

He was famend and revered for his remixes of songs by Blissful Mondays, New Order and others, and produced Primal Scream’s 1991 landmark album Screamadelica. Weatherall gave the rock band’s sound a multi-layered, dance music edge, producing one of the acclaimed and best-loved British albums of the 1990s.

Trainspotting creator Irvine Welsh stated he was “distraught” at information of Weatherall’s dying.

“Genius is an overworked time period however I am struggling to consider anything that defines him,” Welsh wrote on Twitter.

Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans, tweeted: “Shocked and saddened to listen to that cosmic traveler Andrew Weatherall has left the constructing. At all times a pleasure to satisfy up with him and share good occasions. Relaxation nicely mate.” – AP

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