Drum & Bass Producer Marcus Intalex, AKA Trevino, Has Died

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Clubland is paying tribute to the celebrated British drum & bass producer and DJ Marcus “Intalex” Kaye, who died unexpectedly on Sunday (May 28). 

The Manchester artist, who also played house and techno music under the moniker Trevino, was due to play at his own Soul:ution party in the capital on the weekend, but its promoter Ovation announced the event had been scrapped. 

A subsequent post from his own label Soul:r reads, “It's with heavy hearts and great sadness we have announce that Marcus passed away this morning. Thanks for the kind words so far and we appreciate the privacy and respect shown for his loved ones and friends at this sad time." The cause of death is currently unknown.

An exponent of the experimental brand of liquid funk drum & bass, Kaye founded the Soul:R, Revolve:R and Birdie labels, and was active as a DJ, producer, and touring artist from 1991 until his death.

From 1993 until 2000, he co-hosted the drum & bass show Da Intalex on Kiss 102 FM in his hometown and he formed one half of the in-demand production team MIST (with ST Files) which cut remixes for the likes of MJ Cole, Un:Cut, 4 Hero and Solid State. The MIST release “How You Make Me Feel” (31 Records) from 1999 helped lay the groundwork for the emerging, soulful movement in drum & bass. The pair teamed with Calibre as Mist:ical for the 2007 album release The Eleventh Hour, while Kaye stepped out on his own in 2011 for a debut solo full-length studio album 21 (he also released the FabricLive.35 beat-mixed compilation in 2007).

He also released drum & bass tracks via Metalheadz and Exit Records and issued house and techno recordings through labels Aus Music, The Nothing Special and Klockworks.

Artists, DJs and broadcasters took to social media to remember the D&B great. 

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