Legendary trance DJ and producer Robert Miles has died aged 47 after suffering a mystery illness.
Miles, real name Robert Concina, was most famous for his ’90s hit Children and was known for his use of experimental sounds and floor filling songs.
Throughout his career the Swiss born star had a number of number one hits before he eventually set up Open Lab a Balearic radio station.
His longtime friend, Joe T Vannelli, said:
The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset. I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.
Other DJs and fans have paid tribute to Miles on social media.
Sad to hear Robert Miles passing r.i.p thanks for the music ?#deconstruction#classichouse pic.twitter.com/f7xsvLTBF6
— Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) May 10, 2017
— Manolya (@mnlykeskinbora) May 10, 2017
RIP Robert Miles ☹️
— Adventure Club (@AdventureDub) May 10, 2017
— Darude (@Darudevil) May 10, 2017
— Hayden Fitzpatrick (@lordfitzpatrick) May 10, 2017
Miles released six studio albums during his career, the biggest of which ‘Dreamland’ hit the Top 10 in seven countries making it to number two in Switzerland and number three in New Zealand.
Children, the feature track from ‘Dreamland’ was a world-wide hit and went to No. 1 in six countries.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.