Really shocked to hear that one of the great New York DJs, Mark Kamins, died in Guadalajara, Mexico last Thursday (Feb 14th) following a heart attack – he was only 57. Although our paths nearly crossed almost 30 years ago, it wasn’t until 2007 that I finally got to meet Mark, when he came to see me play in Vienna, where he lived at the time, and then again in Paris in 2009, after he’d moved there. Having returned to his home city, we planned to hook-up in New York 2 years ago, when I was over for Brooklyn’s Mister Saturday Night, but he emailed to inform me that he was on the move again, having landed a new job tutoring on electronic music at a university in Guadalajara.
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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch (aka MCA), died last Friday, aged 47. The Brooklyn born rapper and bassist had been diagnosed with cancer in 2009, and, although he initially described his condition as ‘very treatable’, was too sick to attend the crew’s inauguration into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame last year.