Drum 'n' bass DJ and producer and Andy Skopes (pictured left) has passed away.
His death was announced via his personal Facebook page, in which it was revealed he had been suffering from cancer for 18 months.
Andy's career included releases on labels such as Fizzy Beats ('Break It Down You Fool'), Utopia Music ('Distance From You'/'Reading By The White Lake') and Fokuz Recordings ('Play Dead' EP). One of his more recent releases was the 'Speechless' EP on Metalheadz.
A host of artists and labels have paid tribute to Andy. Check some of the tributes below.
Just heard the incredibly sad news about Andy Skopes.— Doc Scott (@docscott31) 25 January 2019
Andy was one of the most talented producers in our scene and made some of the most beautiful dnb I've ever heard.
My thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest easy brother.
We're absolutely gutted to hear about the passing of Andy Skopes - an incredibly talented producer and one of the nicest guys we've had the pleasure of knowing and releasing music from.— Metalheadz (@metalheadzmusic) 25 January 2019
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time https://t.co/vzdfb8SEta
RIP Andy Skopes. Super talented Producer, thoughts are with his friends and family— Luke LSB (@LukeLSB) 25 January 2019
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