Marcus Kaye, the U.K.-based electronic musician who worked under the names Marcus Intalex and Trevino, passed away over the weekend. A statement posted on the Facebook page of Soul:r, his record label, confirmed the news.
The statement read: "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."
Kaye, who lived in Manchester, had been due to play live at a show in London on Sunday night, May 28, when news of his death was first reported. The event was subsequently canceled. A cause of death is yet to be confirmed.
Originally a drum 'n' bass producer, Kaye shifted his focus later in his career to making house and techno. He was the co-founder of both the Soul:r and Revolve:r labels. In 2007 Soul:r helmed the 35th FabricLive mix following a residency at the iconic London club. In 2011 he adopted the Trevino moniker and released debut album 21 that same year.
The Black Madonna, Skream, Boddika, Benji B, and many more artists from the dance music community have paid tribute to Kaye. Read on for a round up of the tributes.
Jesus. Terrible news for dance music. RIP Marcus Intalex/Trevino. Such a massive, universe spanning talent. Travel safe, brother.— The Black Madonna (@blackmadonnachi) May 28, 2017
In complete shock to read this devastating news about Marcus. Shared so many good chats and good tunes. Rest peaceful much love always ❤️— Benji B (@TheRealBenjiB) May 28, 2017
shocking to hear of the passing of one of the true greats of UK underground Dance culture and production... RIP Marcus Intalex— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) May 28, 2017
RIP Marcus Intalex, aka Trevino.— Warehouse Project (@WHP_Mcr) May 28, 2017
A groundbreaking and legendary figure in Manchester's music scene.
RIP Marcus Intalex. Such devastating news, another legend, one of Manchester's greats taken too early. Our thoughts are with his family 💔— Chase & Status (@chaseandstatus) May 28, 2017
Very sad to hear of Marcus Intalex passing away. His music was a huge inspiration for me, thankful of privilege of working with him. Legend— High Contrast (@HighContrast) May 28, 2017
Fuck just heard about Marcus Intalex... Geezer was so sound and an absolute legendary producer RIP 😔— Oliver Jones (@I_Skream) May 29, 2017
I can't believe it...lost for words...a true master & legend has left us. RIP Marcus Intalex. Sending love & strength to his family 🙏— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) May 28, 2017