The news has come as a tragedy to all. Scott Friedel, member of the San Fran trio Hardkiss, has passed at the age of 43. The internet is saturated with comments mourning over the accomplished DJ, producer, breakbeat & electronica artist.
Nick Warren wrote on Facebook “I only spoke to him recently about Scott and Gavin’s new album that was ready to go. My thoughts are with Gavin and all the family, a true gentleman and a great producer.” As BBC Radio 1’s Annie Nightingale put it on Twitter: “RIP Scott Hardkiss, Bay Area DJ who got me so much into US breakbeat back in the day. Thank you for the music.” With artist’s such as the Chemical Brothers & Kaskade all attesting to the influence of Hardkiss- it is evident that his presence in the music scene will be greatly missed. RIP