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R.I.P EDM Pioneers Peter Slaghuis and Mark Spoon (Markus Löffel)
Old 4th March 2014
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R.I.P EDM Pioneers Peter Slaghuis (HitHouse) and Markus Löffel (Jam & Spoon)

Although its been a while since these two fine human beings passed it is still important to take note of their contribution to dance music and pay our respect.

If you are a dance music producer, and haven't heard the works of the above to fine gentleman, you have done your self a GREAT disservice.

Peter was renowned for a sound all his own that helped to move dance music music forward and helped define what would become 'New Jack' House ( which I will go out on a limb to profess as the precursor to Two-Step, breakbeat jungle, drum and bass an all manner of swing and syncopated rhythmic elemental music that would come in the early 90's)
With tracks like 'Jack to the Sound of the Underground' Peter set trends that would inspire others.

Peters Mother left him a tribute here:

Mark Spoon, one half the trance outfit 'Jam and Spoon' helped co-author one of the most beautiful, etheric electronic dance tracks ever in 'Stella'.
IMHO, what we called 'Progressive House' in 1992 paved the way for what become known as the genre of TRANCE. Without guys like Mark Spoon, we'd be at a loss as he moved Progressive House forward into the new millenia

BOTH taken from us far too early, those of us in the 'dance music production' community owe great tribute and honor to men like this, who were there creating forms of music that had never really been heard before...when it was "all getting started' and set the pace for what we do now and without whose influence and tenacity, EDM as we know it would not exist.

In retrospect, listening to their tracks again reminds of a time when the music mattered and it wasn't all about commercialism and selling tickets to kids in dayglo outfits held at mega-events at some outdoor sanctioned race track where tix cost 200 plus a person....right......this was a time..when Raves were held in illegal warehouses and we would just 'do it' cause we absolutely 'LOVED' the music and the culture we created within the community... SO MUCH SO we were willing to get arrested to have our tracks played by the DJ's in the underground that actually cared enough about the music to take the risk of getting arrested and have their gear and PA systems possibly confiscated, just so they could play the music!....It was a special time in dance music...'88-94...If you have been around long enough in this game, You know what I am sayin.

Rest in Peace Brothers. We will see again, when when we too, trawl the megahertz of infinity.....
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