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Famous in death?


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Somehow sparked by listening to a Joey Ramone Tribute, I got to wondering what kind of fame our electronic music DJ's would have in their after-life. And of course, I'm not wishing death on anyone, just thinking about the legacies and the importance of their contributions, and the recognition the media might give them....

I've tried to remember of any DJ's that have passed on, and came up with nothing. I suppose the scene is still relatively new in this respect.

Do you think the death of an electronic DJ's might have a large impact on the media?

What kind of scale do you think the tributes might come in?


I know it's kinda morbid, sorry.


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I don't know if any DJs will ever be mainstream names...but, I remember reading in "Altered States" about a DJ from the late 70s/early 80s who was a pioneer in the dance scene...I believe he died of AIDS. He was quite influential in his lifetime. So while I say there would definitely be tributes and memorials within the scenes these DJs are in, I can't see "real" dance music ever being something more than a "trend" for the mainstream to pick up on every once in a while (like with "electronica is the next big thing" and "electroclash").

I'll see if I can find his name when I get some time.



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The death of Stevie Hyper D has resulted in every jungle MC out there reminding us of this fact every 5 minutes
I don't want to sound disrepsectful ... but it's true


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Respected UK dj Tony De Vit died of AIDS a few years ago and it was all over the British Press for a while....and I believe drum n bass crew Kemistry & Storm were in a fatal car crash that killed one of them.

I'm sure there has to be at least one big dj who has died of an overdose too.

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i was at a party once where they had a moment of silence for kemistry and stevie hyper d. sent chills up my spine....