Deep house producer and DJ Michel Baumann, AKA Soulphiction and Jackmate, has sadly passed away after a battle with cancer.
Two months ago he shared a Facebook post detailing that he was about to undergo chemotherapy, and today (24th May), tributes have been circulating from friends and contemporaries across social media in his memory.
Baumann has been a stalwart of electronic music for decades, releasing material on the likes of Perlon, Pampa and Playhouse amongst others. He is also the co-founder of Philpot, a record label which he launched in the year 2000 alongside his friend Blacktrane.
A respected crate digger, Baumann drew influence from the golden age of boogie, hip hop, soul and funk, with much of his own music pulling from his deep rooted love and respect for that which came before.
Listen to his special mix for us from last year below.
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