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Manchester DJ Dave Booth has died

Dave Haslam, 808 State and Peter Hook are among those paying tribute to Dave Booth

  • Dave Turner
  • 18 May 2020
Manchester DJ Dave Booth has died

Manchester DJ Dave Booth has died.

Dave Haslam is among those paying tribute to Dave Booth, whose career saw him play at The Haçienda, Ibiza and at Garlands in Liverpool. He was also a regular DJ at Stone Roses gigs, including the iconic Spike Island concert in 1990.

Early on in his career, Booth - whose cause of death is currently unknown - played regularly at the Roxy Room at Manchester club Pips, a venue where Joy Division (then billed as Warsaw) performed their first gig. Other Manchester clubs Dave played were Deville's, Cloud 9, Berlin, Legends and The Exit.

808 State are also among those paying tribute, describing him and his music as "old school/future facing".

See some more tributes from the likes of Peter Hook, DJ Paulette, Danny Howard and Ian Brown below.

You can also listen to one of his sets from The Haçienda in 1990.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Commercial Content Editor, follow him on Twitter

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