Chicago House Music Legend Paul Johnson Dead at 50

by | Aug 5, 2021 | Obituary, Stories | 0 comments

Chicago house music DJ and producer Paul Johnson has passed away at age 50 after a battle with COVID-19.

Johnson recently shared updates via Instagram, where he confirmed the news that he’d been hospitalized with the deadly virus. He was later transferred to the intensive care unit where he was placed on a ventilator. No official cause of death has been released, though Johnson had confirmed that he’d contracted the virus in July. An update was shared to his Facebook page yesterday confirming his passing.

Many of Johnson’s friends, family, and associates have already taken to social media to give their condolences, including Defected RecordsMike ServitoGhostlyAnna Lunoe, and many others who know how greatly the producer impacted the Chicago house music scene.

Paul Johnson’s hits “Get Get Down” and “Hear The Music,” his seminal record imprint Dust Traxx, and an honorable mention from Daft Punk in their classic track “Teachers” are just a few highlights of the innovator’s great legacy. He will be remembered for these and other accomplishments across a fruitful career that spanned well over 30 years.

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