Today, the Music Industry Lost a Truly Wonderful man.
below is the article from Resident Advisor:
Berlin-based house artist Martin Dawson died today after spending ten days in the hospital following an aneurysm.
"Dawson was an English DJ and producer who made a name for himself both as a solo artist (formerly as King Roc, more recently as Martin Dawson) and as part of the duo Two Armadillos (opposite Giles Smith of Secretsundaze). He was hospitalized on November 2nd after being found collapsed on his studio floor, having suffered an aneurysm in his forehead. Doctors made every effort to save his life, but lost him earlier today. Our thoughts are with his family, his girlfriend and everyone else who was close to him."
we at NOICE! would like to remember How Martin Lived rather than How he died... so here is his mix he did for us as part of the Off Recordings radio special earlier this year....
Martin Dawson LIVE – NOICE Radioshow - Tracklist
1. Sasse - The Solaris Conspiracy - King Roc remix
2. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die - Two Armadillos Choose Your Last Words Remix
3. King Roc - Life
4. King Roc - Right & Wrong
5. Non Fiction - Megaface 3000
6. King Roc - Machien
7. Odd Parents feat Maceo Plex – Fame - Catz n Dogz & Martin Dawson Mix
8. Smash TV - Made For Each Other - Martin Dawson Remix
9. Martin Dawson feat BNicholas Ryan Gant - Think About It
10. Non Fiction - Cut A Hole
11. Martin Dawson - Drum Chord
12. Martin Dawson - What The Fuck
Here is Martin's Bio:
As a producer and artist Martin Dawson has been very busy in the last few months. Along with a very successful string of Live shows and DJ gigs in some of the best club in Europe including Berlin’s Panorama Bar and Watergate he has been busy working on a string of collaborations and solo material including works towards 4 albums and several EP’s and remixes. Having just started to release tracks under his own name at the beginning of 2010 – he has had some very successful releases and worked with some of the best labels in underground house including Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, 2020vision, Off recordings and Moodmusic. The move to work under his own name came off the back of a very fruitful career working under his alternative guise – King Roc – for which he released his debut album in 2009 to critical acclaim from the international dance music press including album of the month in DJ Mag and 10/10 by IDJ Mag. He was nominated by DJ Mag for best UK producer and best artist album 2009 along the likes of Jamie Jones and Skream. Also well known for his work as Two Armadillos with studio partner and good friend Giles Smith (secretsundaze), Martin is a producer that has the ability to steps out of the box of just one genre and can turn his talent to anything that takes his fancy… but with a deep rooted love of house this is where you will find most of his work residing.
Martin will be the first to say he loves working in the studio but his passion for DJ and performing can not be questioned with an international career that has seen him playing all around the world from West and Eastern Europe to South American, Australia and most of Asia, right to the deepest parts of Russia. Support for his production in whatever alter ego also has his music being aired around the globe by some of best DJ’s in the world including Laurent Garnier, Tiefschwarz, Radioslave, D’Julz, Solomon, Nick Curly and Luciano to name a few.
Recent and upcoming projects include the hugely successful release ‘Think About it’ on Pets Recordings with the massive remix from Maceo Plex. As a return for this great mix Martin has delivered a mix for Maceo’s Ellumaudio label of the Odd Parents track ‘Fame’ and is a collaboration with his very good friends Catz n Dogz.
He has also just released the first vinyl from his new Two Armadillos label delivering the first of 3 parts that will collectively present the Armadillos debut album ‘Golden Age thinking’ being distributed by Clone from the Netherlands. The guys have also just remixed rising pop star Lana Del Rey with one of the lead singles from her album ‘Born To Die’.
In the last few weeks Martin has also been working with Jay Shepheard on their new project Non Fiction and the guys are set to release string of huge EP’s and will soon be presenting a live show – something both of them have done on numerous time individually so as a duo this is set to be something special.