Andrew Weatherall, the famed British DJ, musician, remixer and producer who helped Primal Scream craft its genre-flipping early masterpiece Screamadelica, died in a London hospital Monday after suffering a pulmonary embolism, according to his publicists. He was 56.

Weatherall left his sonic fingerprints all over the U.K.’s acid house and Madchester scenes of the early ’90s, beginning with Primal Scream’s “Loaded” — a druggy and completely unrecognizable remix of the band’s 1989 album track “I’m Losing More Than I Ever Had.” He’d go on to co-produce Screamadelica, the album that would be home to “Loaded,” and helped Primal Scream shed its C86 jangle-pop sound.

As a remixer, Weatherall was quick to make his mark, working with Paul Oakenfold on the club remix of Happy Mondays’ “Hallelujah,” and putting his own stamp on New Order’s “World in Motion,” My Bloody Valentine’s “Soon” and Saint Etienne’s Neil Young cover “Only Love Can Break Your Heart.”

He also recorded his own electronic music with collaborators under the names The Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen, before putting out releases under his own name in the 2000s.

So sad to hear about Andrew Weatherall,” Peter Hook tweeted today. “I was only listening to his mix of ‘World in Motion’ in the gym this morning and thinking how amazing it was. I worked with him many times — he was a truly nice, kind man who shared many, many words of wisdom.”

Below, see more tributes to Weatherall and hear some of his best-known work.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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