Last Updated on October 26, 2023, 4:30 pm
Jamie Tiller, a British DJ, producer, and ‘Music from Memory’ co-founder, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 15, 202, leaving family devastated and friends and fans aggrieved.
What happened to Jamie Tiller?
Jamie Tiller died in a tragic accident. His death was confirmed with a statement issued by Boris, Nick, and Tako on his ‘Music from Memory’ label’s Instagram page. The statement read as,
“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken to announce that our dear friend and founder of Music from Memory, Jamie Tiller, passed away on Sunday, October 15, following a tragic accident.”
They offered their condolences to Jamie’s wife, son, family, and friends and wished them strength to get through this crucial time. They paid tribute to the late DJ and said he was an amazing friend and an inspiration for all. They said,
“He approached music with a purity and humility that gave joy to so many. He leaves behind a legacy that will continue to touch and inspire people all around the world.”
They also mentioned that they will provide more details regarding a ‘farewell and celebration of life and legacy’ later.
Jamie’s family has thanked everyone for their overwhelming love and support and has requested to respect their privacy during this difficult time. He will be dearly missed by all those who loved him and had the privilege to know him.
Who was Jamie Tiller?
Jamie Tiller was a native of London. He spent several years in Amsterdam and set up Music from Memory along with Tako Reyenga and Abel Nagengast in 2013. He then moved to Berlin, where he lived with his wife and son.
His label, Music from Memory, releases visionary electronic music from the past and present. Tiller helped define reissue and record digging culture in the early 2010s.
Tiller had a background as a record store buyer. He worked to treat forgotten music from the past with great care and reissue it for music lovers. His label released reissues and compilations of artists like Gigi Masin, Napoleon Cherry, Dip In The Pool, and Suzo Saiz. His releases helped the revival of the careers of many artists.
The label also released a compilation of 20th-century Brazilian music, European and Japanese pop, IDM, and, more recently, new music from Yu Su and Loveshadow. He also established ‘Second Circle’ along with Tako in 2014, a sub-label for his productions and dance music. Tiller had a good ear for under-recognized electronic music and instincts that helped him dig out hidden treasures that dazzled the fans.
Tiller made a name for himself in the DJing world with his dedication and talent. He performed around the world as a DJ. He was a well-renowned DJ, and everyone loved him.
His wife and son survive him.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and fans. May he rest in peace.
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