The global dance music scene is reeling from the news that DJ/producer Marcus Kaye, who crafted drum ‘n’ bass tracks as Marcus Intalex and house/techno under his Trevino moniker, passed away yesterday in Manchester, England.
The cause of death is not yet known at this time.
In addition to producing a mountain of classic tracks and remixes, he was founder of the Soul:R, Revolve:R, and Birdie recording labels.
Kaye’s illustrious career began in 1991. Originally a house DJ, he entered the world of drum ‘n’ bass during its infancy in the early ’90s. He went on to help pioneer intelligent drum ‘n’ bass, a style that blended atmospheric sounds, and was one of the first artists signed to Hospital Records. Years later, he adopted his Trevino alias to serve as the moniker for his incredible techno and house sets and productions. In 2016, he released a full-length Trevino album, Front, on Hotflush.
Before he retweet MC DRS’ thoughts on the recent terrorist attack in Manchester. It matched Kaye’s character to a tee: “Be safe this weekend people. Share moments with loved ones and total strangers. It’s the things we do in times of great loss that define us.”
More as this story develops.