Detroit House Figurehead Dwayne Jensen has Died of Unknown Causes

05.29.2018

The electronic music world mourns a DJ and producer who played a major role in the Detroit house scene. Dwayne Jensen has died of as-yet unknown causes, and word of his passing spread on social media before several publications reported it.

Rennie FosterA.D. Cruze and DJ Cent were among those who tweeted about Jensen’s death yesterday, May 28th. The first story on the unfortunate turn of events arrived by way of Big Shot, who have not disclosed an official cause of death at the time of writing.

A Detroit House Legacy

Dwayne Jensen rubbed shoulders with plenty of seminal house acts as well as those widely credited for first wave Detroit techno. Having started his career as a jazz percussionist before being influenced by the likes of Frankie Knuckles and Larry Heard in the ’80s, he eventually collaborated with the likes of Kevin Saunderson and Derrick Thompson.

After living in London for several years he returned to the Motor City in 1994 to launch Fathom Records. A fixture at electronic music gatherings like Winter Music Conference and Movement, his final release was titled Regain Your Soul EP and came out on is / was last year.

Selector has reached out to Fathom Records for comment but has not heard back at this time.

Source: Only Techno

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