Andrew Weatherall is confirmed dead at the age of 56.
Andrew was best known as a English music producer (Screamadelica).
Death was likely due to DJ and musician (.
RT @FionaSturges: This is what Andrew Weatherall told me about what he called "the showbiz pole." What a wonderful, smart, funny man…
RT @theleaflibrary: Fuck, this is terrible news. An endless influence (and a lovely man). This is really sad.
RT @IrvineWelsh: Absolutely distraught to hear this terrible news. Andrew was a longtime friend, collaborator and one of most talent…
So sad. Andrew Weatherall was the genius behind so many classic tracks. A genuine legend who soundtracked the live…
God Bless Andrew Weatherall.
RT @Tim_Burgess: Shocked and saddened to hear that cosmic traveller Andrew Weatherall has left the building. Always a pleasure to me…
RT @guardian: Andrew Weatherall, British producer behind Screamadelica, dies aged 56
What a terrible loss A DJ that I admired in the early 90s when I had a very brief attempt at DJing myself He came t…
RT @WarpRecords: We are profoundly sad to learn of the passing of Andrew Weatherall. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at…
RT @gabrielszatan: seeing reports Andrew Weatherall has died. absolutely numbing. one of the important British musicians in history,…
Andrew Weatherall, British producer behind Screamadelica, dies aged 56 | Music | The Guardian Damn!
RT @residentadvisor: RIP Andrew Weatherall
Very sad news about Andrew Weatherall. The loveliest of men, a musical visionary & always a friend to Rough Trade
Sorry to hear of the death of Andrew Weatherall, a key DJs in the acid house movement of the 1980s. #music
RT @Mr_Dave_Haslam: I can't believe I am writing this. #RIP Andrew Weatherall (6 April 1963 - 17 February 2020) One of the greatest…
Beyond sad to learn of Andrew Weatherall's death. From the adriaric seas to the darkened basement, what a transcend…
RIP Andrew Weatherall
RT @guideguardian: Oh man
I remember reading an interview with Andrew Weatherall where he was asked, "when was your favorite time for music i…
Andrew Weatherall (1963-2020)
Andrew Weatherall
Andrew Weatherall.jpg
Weatherall in 2009
Background information
Birth nameAndrew James Weatherall
Also known asThe Major, Lord Sabre
Born(1963-04-06)6 April 1963
Windsor, Berkshire, England
Died17 February 2020(2020-02-17) (aged 56)[1]
Whipps Cross Hospital, London
GenresElectronica, dub, post-punk, house, techno, balearic
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, remixer
LabelsRGC, Warp, Hidden Library, Sabres of Paradise, Boy's Own
Associated actsA Love From Outer Space, Primal Scream, That Petrol Emotion, Bocca Juniors, the Sabres of Paradise, Two Lone Swordsmen, the Asphodells
Andrew James Weatherall (6 April 1963 – 17 February 2020) was an English DJ, record producer, and remixer.
Contents
1 Career
2 Death
3 Discography
4 References
5 External links
Career
Weatherall was born in Windsor, Berkshire, England.
Weatherall, Terry Farley, Cymon Eckel and Steve Mayes started Boy's Own initially as a fanzine commenting on fashion, records, football, and other issues. Weatherall was also a freelance music journalist (using both his own name and the pseudonym "Audrey Witherspoon").
Weatherall's DJ career started to take off when he met Danny Rampling at skater Bobby's party that he played at in Chapel Market, Islington, and Rampling invited him to play at his club night Shoom. Farley and Weatherall became regular Shoom DJ's, playing the upstairs room, and also at Paul Oakenfold's Future/Spectrum nights and Nicky Holloway's Trip. They also did their own parties and started a record label under the name of Boy's Own Recordings. Along with Pete Heller (who was also a Shoom DJ), engineer Hugo Nicholson and singer Anna Haigh, they released two singles as Bocca Juniors on the label, "Raise (53 Steps to Heaven)" and "Substance".
Weatherall's first studio work was alongside Paul Oakenfold on the club remix of Hallelujah for the Happy Mondays. Other remixes followed, notably "World in Motion" for New Order, "Loaded", a hit remix of Primal Scream's earlier track "I'm Losing More Than I'll Ever Have", and the widely acclaimed 'A Mix of Two-Halves' version of Saint Etienne's cover of Neil Young's "Only Love Can Break Your Heart". His remix of My Bloody Valentine's "Soon" was ranked at number 1 in NME's list of "The 50 Best Remixes Ever".
In 1992, Weatherall left Boy's Own, which changed its name to Junior Boy's Own. He formed the electronic music trio The Sabres of Paradise in 1993, starting a record label under the same name, and promoting Sabresonic club nights at the Happy Jacks nightclub. In early 1996, after shutting down Sabresonic, Weatherall and Keith Tenniswood became Two Lone Swordsmen, signing to Warp. They also started three labels under the Emissions umbrella (Emissions Echoic, LoFi & Static), which combined to become Emissions Audio Output and started the Bloodsugar night. After this disbanded, they set up the Rotters Golf Club label for their own dancefloor-orientated work, and also recorded on Warp.
Weatherall produced such artists as Beth Orton, Primal Scream and One Dove, and remixed the work of Björk, Siouxsie Sioux, the Orb, The Future Sound of London, New Order, Manic Street Preachers, My Bloody Valentine, James and many others. He produced the album Tarot Sport for Fuck Buttons and assisted the Twilight Sad with the production of their third studio album, No One Can Ever Know.
In 2006, he released his debut solo EP "The Bullet Catcher's Apprentice", followed by his debut solo album "A Pox on the Pioneers" in 2009. Both were released on his Rotters Golf Club imprint. His music has soundtracked commercial advertisements for vehicles. Weatherall's "Feathers" was used for the Volkswagen Tiguan in 2007 and Two Lone Swordsmen's "Shack 54" was used for the Ford Fiesta in 2009. In 2013, the Asphodells, formed by Weatherall and collaborator Timothy J. Fairplay from Battant, released the album "Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust" on Weatherall's Rotters Golf Club imprint. In 2018 he released "qualia" outside his own label to have it released at swedish label Höga Nord Rekords.
Weatherall cited humour as an important component in his musical ideology.
Death
Weatherall died on 17 February, 2020 aged 56, in Whipps Cross Hospital, London. The cause was given as a pulmonary embolism.
Discography
Nine (2001)
Machine Funk Specialists 1 and 2 (2002)
Fabric 19 (2004)
From the Bunker (2004)
Sci Fi Lo Fi 1 (2007)
Andrew Weatherall Vs The Boardroom (2008)
A Pox on the Pioneers (2009)
Andrew Weatherall Vs The Boardroom Volume 2 (2009)
Masterpiece (2012)
Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust (The Asphodells) (2013)
The Phoenix Suburb (and Other Stories) (The Woodleigh Research Facility) (2016)
Covenanza (2016)
Consolamentum (2016)
Qualia (2017)
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