The electronic music community of Detroit, Michigan and beyond mourns the loss of a personality near and dear to its epicenter. DJ and promoter Mark David is dead at 50 on Thursday, January 2nd after suffering a brain hemorrhage and stroke.
According to Deadline Detroit, Mark David (full name Mark David Fisher) was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing. He is survived by his daughter, Shelby Booth, of Grand Rapids, as well as his parents and good friend, Heather Whitman. All of them were at his bedside at the time of his death.
A fixture of the Detroit techno scene, Fisher is credited as one of the earliest to push the drum and bass sounds that evolved out of techno in the U.K. in his hometown. Under aliases like MD, DLuv and Nefarious, he helped plant the seeds for Stateside drum and bass popularity.
A memorial service for Fisher will be held at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church starting at 10:00 AM on Saturday, January 18th.