The drum and bass producer Marcus Intalex has died.
Born and raised in Burnley, Intalex – whose real name was Marcus Kaye – co-founded the label Soul:r in 2000 with fellow producer S.T Files, who he also collaborated with under the name M.I.S.T. The label had residencies at London’s famous Fabric club – with one set forming a mix compilation that earned a full release, ‘FabricLive.35′, in 2007 – and Manchester’s Band On The Wall.
Intalex, who later settled and made music in Manchester, released his debut solo album ’21’ in 2011 on Soul:r, while he also created the moniker Trevino in the same year to release house and techno music.
Details on the cause of Intalex’s death are still unknown at this time, and he was slated to play a set at a Soul:tion party at London’s Pickle Factory last night (May 28). The venue’s Facebook account confirmed yesterday that the event had been cancelled.
Intalex’s fellow artists from the electronic music community have been paying tribute to his life and career, with Chase & Status writing “RIP Marcus Intalex. Such devastating news, another legend, one of Manchester’s greats taken too early”, while Friction mourned the late producer as “one of the greatest.”
See a selection of tributes to Intalex below.
Very sad to hear of Marcus Intalex passing away. His music was a huge inspiration for me, thankful of privilege of working with him. Legend
— High Contrast (@HighContrast) May 28, 2017
Fuck just heard about Marcus Intalex… Geezer was so sound and an absolute legendary producer RIP ?
— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) May 29, 2017
I can't believe it…lost for words…a true master & legend has left us. RIP Marcus Intalex. Sending love & strength to his family ?
— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) May 28, 2017
RIP Marcus Intalex. One of the greatest.
— Friction (@friction) May 28, 2017
RIP Marcus Intalex. So sad?
— DJ ZINC (@djzinc) May 28, 2017
RIP Marcus Intalex, aka Trevino.
A groundbreaking and legendary figure in Manchester's music scene.
— The Warehouse Project (@WHP_Mcr) May 28, 2017
I would have 0 identity if it weren't for the work that Soul:r did.
Marcus Intalex forever
— ∞∙?∙∞ (@sinistarr_313) May 28, 2017