Diane Charlemagne, the vocalist on Goldie's classic 'Inner City Life', has passed away.
The British singer-songwriter lost her battle with cancer, with Goldie announcing the news on Twitter earlier today, saying: "So she went into the early morning. God rest her soul #diane. What a gifted voice."
Part of Urban Cookie Collective in the 1990s, she scored two UK top ten singles - 'The Key, The Secret' and 'Feels Like Heaven' - in '93, before providing the vocals for 'Inner City Life' and 'Kemistry' on Goldie's debut album, 'Timeless'.
She became a go-to artist for drum 'n' bass producers throughout her career, collaborating with High Contrast ('If We Ever'), Calibre ('Bullets'), S.P.Y ('Hammer In My Heart', 'Dusty Fingers', 'Lost Orbit', 'Back To Basics'), Netsky ('Wanna Die For You') and more.
Other collaborators outside of d'n'b included Japanese house artist Satoshi Tomiie, 4 Hero, Joey Negro and D'Swing.