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Rave in peace

Written by: 7 September 2015 No Comment

“According to a report by advisor.net, one of the UK’s legendary DJs, Colin Faver has died.As of now the cause of his death appears to be unconfirmed, but tributes have been pouring in over several social media sites on Saturday night over the death of Colin Faver. The label Rough Trade posted, “Another UK legend sadly passed”, along with several other posts from different labels.

Although he got his start way back during the punk days, Faver was known as one of the UK’s first house and techno style DJs. He began to visit many of London’s clubs and live venues which eventually led to his first live DJ performance, when he was asked to stand in for a regular at the Marquee Club in Soho. He then began to perform regularly at this club which led to him starting at several other popular venues. He played regularly at famous parties like Shoom and Rage and places like Heaven and the WAG club, making him a well-known name in the DJ circuit.

After meeting many local bands over the years, Faver decided to partner with Kevin Millins and start their own company, Final Solution. The pair used a completely different approach to music and their creative selection of particular venues and line-ups, which eventually led to their great popularity in the industry.

From 1982 to 1988, Faver was a resident DJ at London’s Camden Palace.

According to residentadvisor.net, Faver was one of the founders of KISS FM, and became well-known with his long-running show on that station.

No other details are available about his death at this time.” Source

 As a young kiwi on my OE, KissFM was a key part to my unlocking the musical world of London, a world that continues to have impact and she my love and appreciation of music. Of all the choice shows they had one stood out, thanks to the host and DJ, that of Colin Favor.
I religiously recorded Colin’s shows on my walkperson and would listen back to them over and over as I traversed the city on tube, train, bus and foot.
He introduced me to acts like Hardfloor and Apex Twin whose Digeridoo was a firm fave of mine then and to this day.
I am sad to learn of his death a dew days ago and I am eternally grateful to him for the impact he had on my life.
Rave in peace dude!

 

 

 

Colin Faver – Warp Records Mastermix, Mixmag, Kiss FM (1990) by Yeah Radio on Mixcloud

 

 

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