Thomas Coastline real name Tomáš Malina), a Czech DJ and producer of trance, progressive house, and melodic techno, has died at age 35.
Trance Project reports that Malina passed away after a battle with cancer. Artists like Darren Porter, Markus Schulz, and Marcus Schössow posted social media tributes after hearing the news. Major brands like A State Of Trance and Transmission paid their respects as well.
Woke up to the tragic news this morning that our friend Thomas Coastline lost his battle against cancer. If any of you were fortunate to attend the annual @TransmissionPRG Festival spectacles in Prague every year, you would know that he was an integral part of the occasion. pic.twitter.com/FwfkfNZW87
— Markus Schulz (@MarkusSchulz) February 24, 2021
RIP @ThomasCoastline ❤️🙏🏻
— Marcus Schössow (@marcusschossow) February 24, 2021
Rest in peace, Thomas. You were a warrior like no other. We will miss you… Our heart goes out to the family and friends. pic.twitter.com/KtDulmeQVU
— TRANSMISSION FESTIVAL (@TransmissionPRG) February 24, 2021
Remembering Thomas Coastline
A DJ and producer since the age of 16, Tomáš Malina first produced hard trance under the moniker Bass Detect. He first rose into fame in 2008 when superstar DJ Armin van Buuren supported his single, “After Hour,” on his A State Of Trance radio show ahead of its release the following year.
Malina was perhaps best known as the warm-up DJ for Transmission, a festival that takes place annually in Prague. He also reached listeners across the globe with songs like “Tears,” “Ultralight,” “Illusions” and “Love Victims.”
No details of a memorial for Tomáš Malina have been shared with the public at the time of writing.