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Written by: 25 June 2009 2 Comments

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Andy Hughes, electronic music producer/DJ who was born 11th November 1965 and, and who lived and grew up in Harrow, Middlesex, tragically passed away on Friday 12th June 2009 after a short illness.

Andy was a genius who gave so much inspiration and passion to all with his incredible work. He was loved by many aficionados of the trance/ambient genre, but will be especially remembered for his work with Alex Paterson and The Orb, most notably the album Orblivion and single Toxygene, which reached number 4 in the UK charts in 1997. Together with his musical partners Alex Patterson and former members Kris Weston, Simon Phillips and Thomas Fehlmann together with Nick Burton of Westworld fame, Andy created electronic and ambient/techno/house/dub masterpieces. These took him across the globe where he played to masses of fans in countries including the USA, Japan and Canada as well as a sell out concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1998.

In 2000 he started producing music on his own and more recently produced music for artists such as Kovak and Basement Jaxx at their neighbouring studios in Brixton, London.

Andy was an incredibly doting and loving father who always made time for his children Gabriel and Circe and their father’s passing will leave a chasm in both their lives…

At just 44 years of age, Andy Hughes’ death is a tragic one, and his contributions and advancements to electronic music won’t be quickly forgotten.

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2 Comments »

  • Benny said:

    Sad news, though due to the somewhat nebulous organisation of the orb I guess they could still keep going (well Patterson could at least).

  • Bob said:

    one would think so – if their is a will to do so

    *drags out the Resident Advisor Orb podcast from last year*

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