The dubplate specialist was particularly revered in jungle and drum ‘n’ bass circles for his work.
He started working at his father Paul’s pressing and mastering studio Music House in 1995 during the peak of the jungle dubplate era, and on his first weekend there was a 14 hour queue round the block for his services.
He continued to work there for more than two decades, initially at its Holloway Road location and later at its current location in Tottenham Hale.
A number of musicians have paid tribute to Chue on social media, including Doc Scott, DJ Flight and David Rodigan. Read some below, and watch a video interview with Chue filmed in 2015.
Rest easy Leon Chue. 💔— Doc Scott (@docscott31) December 1, 2020
Today is a terribly sad day. You were always kind, polite, a true professional and a beautiful person to be around and I am deeply saddened by todays news. All my love to your family and close friends, a tragic loss, gone way too soon.
RIP LEON CHUE • MUSIC HOUSE ENGINEER • i Know you way before Music House • actually pretty much all your life king • condolences to Farda Chiney Paul • it’s a hard one to swallow • you was a good yout • HOME TO GLORY FAMILY 💯✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 FCUK CANCER 😡😡😡 #RIPleon 🙏🏽🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/MgymzTegXu— NAVIGATOR (@Navi4Real) December 1, 2020
this is too much, I don’t even know what to say or do right now... the Chue family played such an important part in UK music and sound system culture, this loss will be felt by many 😭💔 Rest in Power, Leon. much love & strength to the family 🖤 https://t.co/FriExII8rT— DJ Flight (@DJFlight) December 1, 2020
So saddened to learn of the passing of Leon Chue the master dub plate cutting engineer at Music House London since the mid 90s ..his quiet, reserved demeanour and devotion to his craft was something to behold. Heartfelt condolences to his family. RIP Leon. pic.twitter.com/ZDaA6oAcga— David Rodigan (@DavidRodigan) December 1, 2020
RIP Leon Music House 💔— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) December 1, 2020
beautiful memories..hours at Music House cutting Dubs with this guy. Legendary status in our scene. classics our scene has known were cut by Leon spending hours laughing and joking with crew.
My heart goes out to Paul,Jason & family. Devastating news.