Robert Miles

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Salim Lamrani

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Miles’s hit Kids reached quantity two within the UK

DJ Robert Miles, finest identified for his trance hit Kids, has died on the age of 47 after a brief sickness.

The Italian musician topped the charts in 12 nations with the monitor, which was first launched in 1995 and reached quantity two within the UK in 1996.

He additionally received the Brit Award for finest worldwide breakthrough act in 1997.

Pete Tong led the tributes to the DJ, who died in Ibiza, tweeting: “Unhappy to listen to Robert Miles passing. RIP, thanks for the music.”

Singer Boy George wrote: “R.I.P Robert Miles. Very unhappy information!”

The information was damaged by producer and longtime pal Joe T Vannelli, who wrote on Instagram: “The tragic information of the dying of a really proficient artist of our time makes me incredulous and upset.

“I’ll miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements however particularly your expertise find sounds and unparalleled melodies.”

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Boy George and Pete Tong have paid tribute to Miles

Miles was born Roberto Concina in Switzerland on three November 1969 to Italian mother and father.

After discovering mainstream success with Kids, he had two additional UK prime 10 singles – Fable and One & One – and went on to launch 5 albums.

He additionally launched a Balearic radio station referred to as Open Lab, which performed experimental music.

Different figures within the dance music group to pay tribute included Darude, who tweeted: “RIP Robert Miles. Thanks for the inspiration, path & braveness!”

Armin van Buuren said: “Actually in shock to listen to the information of the passing of Robert Miles,” whereas Chicane wrote: “I solely performed ‘Kids’ 2 weeks in the past on Solar:units…. I wanted I had written it.”


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