Musicians around the world — particularly those involved in the drum-and-bass community — are mourning the death of Manchester producer Marcus Kaye, better known by his stage name, Marcus Intalex.
As BBC and others have reported, Kaye — who also worked under the moniker Trevino — passed away unexpectedly at the weekend, and no cause has yet emerged.
The producer had been scheduled to play a set at the Pickle Factory nightclub in London on Sunday as part of the venue's Soul:ution party but the gig was cancelled last-minute as news of Kaye's passing began to spread, with organisers only saying at the time that further information would be emailed to ticket-holders.
Kaye got his start in 1991 as a house DJ, and spent seven years from 1993 to 2000 co-hosting a drum-and-bass radio show, Da Intalex, with DJ Mark XTC. In 2001, he founded the record label Soul:R with fellow musician ST Files, and went on to help found dubstep and DnB label Revolve:R in 2003. In 2014, he started another label, Birdie, through which he released material as Trevino.
Under his various pseudonyms, Kaye released more than 20 full-length albums over the course of his more-than-25-year-long career. In his downtime, he was an avid golfer; in fact, his last tweet expressed excitement about playing gigs with fellow muso LSB, with time for "the obligatory round of golf".
Multiple artists and organisations active in the global drum-and-bass scene (and surrounds) have since expressed their grief at his passing on social media. See a selection of tributes below.
Jesus. Terrible news for dance music. RIP Marcus Intalex/Trevino. Such a massive, universe spanning talent. Travel safe, brother.— The Black Madonna (@blackmadonnachi) May 28, 2017
I'm utterly saddened that we have lost a soldier @marcusintalex My thoughts are with his family & friends. RIP AND KEEP ON ROLLIN ON.— Roni Size (@ronisizebristol) May 28, 2017
RIP marcus Intalex..... Absolute legend and lovely guy.. kept it 100%— Dillinja (@DillinjaValve) May 28, 2017
@marcusintalex R.I.P my brother— mampi swift (@mampi_swift) May 28, 2017
This one of the saddest days in dnb history.
Your music will live on in my sets.
RIP Marcus Intalex. Such devastating news, another legend, one of Manchester's greats taken too early. Our thoughts are with his family— Chase & Status (@chaseandstatus) May 28, 2017
I can't believe it...lost for words...a true master & legend has left us. RIP Marcus Intalex. Sending love & strength to his family— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) May 28, 2017
RIP Marcus Intalex, aka Trevino.— Warehouse Project (@WHP_Mcr) May 28, 2017
A groundbreaking and legendary figure in Manchester's music scene.
RIP Marcus Intalex. One of the greatest.— Friction (@friction) May 28, 2017
Very sad to hear of Marcus Intalex passing away. His music was a huge inspiration for me, thankful of privilege of working with him. Legend— High Contrast (@HighContrast) May 28, 2017
Rest in paradise to one of the greatest to ever do it. Know that you've inspired a generation and will forever... https://t.co/92r6XNANvh— Lenzman (@thelenzman) May 28, 2017
This life is short people ... make every second count , rip Marcus intalex a true drum and bass pioneer— AUD!O (@AudioPXLFST) May 28, 2017
Shocked and devastated RIP @marcusintalex a true legend & friend.— FABIO & GROOVERIDER (@fabioandgroove) May 28, 2017
RIP Marcus Intalex. So sad— DJ ZINC (@djzinc) May 28, 2017
I'm so cut by the death of a person I've known over 20 years .. one of the people who shaped who I am today .. thankyou .rip @marcusintalex— DJ GROOVERIDER (@GROOVERIDERDJ) May 29, 2017