The likes of Carl Craig, Giorgio Moroder and Nile Rodgers have shared their thoughts following Bowie's death.
Tributes have been pouring in since news broke of Bowie's death. His influence in electronic music is immense, and artists from across the music spectrum have been paying their respects. Kerri Chandler took to Facebook to write: "Your voice, personality, music, style and tone has warmed my heart since childhood and said to me it's very cool to be different, don't let fear get in the way and to just become the music you create. Your style will live on for us all." Underground Resistance also posted a tribute on Facebook. Others, like Carl Craig, Giorgio Moroder, Laurel Halo and Novelist, took to Twitter to share their thoughts. You can read some of their tributes below, and read an interview with Nile Rodgers about his history with Bowie over on Pitchfork.
RIP David Bowie. He has been in my life since I was a young boy. He inspired Kraftwerk so he also inspired Techno music— carl craig (@carlcraignet) January 11, 2016
Thank you David, It was a pleasure to call you a friend. You're an icon, an inspiration and a fearless creator.... https://t.co/FkhbhW2VrE— THE ALCHEMIST (@MRGOLDIE) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie. The Legend...— BRAINFEEDER (@BRAINFEEDER) January 11, 2016
Have come back again and again to David Bowie's music for the songwriting, delivery, arrangement, production, style, mood, everything.— LAUREL HALO (@LaurelHalo) January 11, 2016
RIP David Bowie, real Gangsta.— Novelist (@Novelist) January 11, 2016
He is everlasting. Timeless. Deathless. With love and admiration @DavidBowieReal— Roisin Murphy (@roisinmurphy) January 11, 2016
News of the death broke late last night via the star's official social media channels, confirming that he "died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer." His son, Duncan Jones, also tweeted about the loss.
Born David Robert Jones in London in 1947, Bowie was one of popular music's most innovative and revolutionary artists, responsible for more than 25 albums and countless hits, among them "Let's Dance," "Life On Mars" and "The Man Who Sold The World." His final LP, Blackstar, was released only last week. Bowie was also a successful screen actor, starring in Basquiat (as Andy Warhol), Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation Of Christ and 1976 British cult classic The Man Who Fell To Earth.
JD Twitch uploaded a mix of "Bowie songs I have played in discotheques over the years," which you can listen to below.
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