The dance music community has been paying tribute to Martin Dawson, the English-born Berlin-based house DJ and producer, who died on Monday.
Dawson originally performed as Hawk Dawson but was best known for his work as King Roc, with his 2009 debut album under the moniker, ‘Chapters’, receiving critical acclaim from many quarters. More recently he started releasing material under his own name, collaborating with underground house labels like Cocoon, Crosstown Rebels, Get Physical, 2020vision, Off Recordings and Moodmusic. Also known as one half of production duo Two Armadillos, Dawson enjoyed a successful career as a DJ as well, playing clubs and dates across the world.
According to Resident Advisor, Dawson was hospitalised on 1 Nov after being found unconscious on his studio floor having suffered a brain aneurysm. Despite various efforts to save him, Dawson died on Monday.