Giles Peterson calls the D Mob collaborator "one of the original soldiers of the acid house movement."
Gary Haisman, most well-known for contributing vocals on D Mob's 1988 top-three UK hit, "We Call It Acieed," died last week. That track is credited with bringing acid house to the general public with its features on BBC and Top Of The Pops. Haisman was dealing with serious illness, including deep vein thrombosis, later in his life, according to Mixmag. He was 60 years old.
On a local level, Haisman put on parties, such as Raid, at clubs around London, like Shoom, and was one of the more recognisable regulars of the acid house club scene in the late '80s. He was a member of the Boy's Own fanzine crew with Terry Farley, Andrew Weatherall, Pete Tong and Paul Oakenfold. Giles Peterson tweeted that Haisman was "one of the original soldiers of the acid house movement." Learn more about that era of London acid house in Stephen Titmus's 2010 feature.
Posthuman, Norman Jay, Giles Peterson and more share tributes to Haisman.
RIP Gary Haisman... one of the original soldiers of the Acid House movement... Shoom ... Rage... legendary clubland hero https://t.co/ndPBw5WcAv— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) December 1, 2018
This mighty man has left us. RIP Acieed Gary Haisman. You changed my life, and made my 30th birthday the stuff of legend. Thanks for everything mate. I will never forget you. 💔 #garyhaisman #acieed pic.twitter.com/sDeVPnqknd— Pete Wylie is WAH!🌟 (@petewylie) November 29, 2018
Like everyone I’m extremely saddened to hear of the passing of clubbing legend & lovely fella Gary Haisman.— Gary Crowley (@CrowleyOnAir) November 29, 2018
Had many a memorable night out with the big man & took this pic of him doing a PA to his single "We Call It Acieed" just as it was zooming up the charts.
RIP Gary.... pic.twitter.com/QBxk1bcpNP
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Sadly this afternoon we learned that Gary Haisman has passed away. We have become great friends with Gary over the past few months , it has been a joy having him hang out with us and we are absolutely gutted.. He’d shown such great love and support for our family and our business and he will be very much missed. Gary was really proud of the Raid legacy and we are really very proud to have worked with him on it. Our love goes out to his family and friends. #RIP #legend