Heiko Schäfer was a key figure in the city's house and techno scene.
A Facebook post from Robert Drewek of the Frankfurt-area distributor DBH Music confirmed the news this afternoon. Born in 1970, Heiko MSO, real name Heiko Schäfer, was a key name in Frankfurt house and techno. Throughout the '90s, he worked closely with Ata and Roman Flügel on labels such as Ongaku Musik, Playhouse and Klang Elektronik, operations that would have a lasting impact on the development of electronic music in Germany. Mihon, Schäfer's 1992 acid techno release with Ata and Atom TM as Ongaku, was recently reissued.
Sad News:Heiko MSO past away tonight. Rest In Peace my Friend 😍 I keep you in good memories 😍 https://t.co/PG25YxBslb— Dr. Motte (@Dr_Motte) May 17, 2017
Listen to "Mihon #3"