Andrew Weatherall, the legendary producer who worked with Primal Scream has died, Getintothis’ Peter Guy on the inimitable force.
Andrew Weatherall, the legendary producer and DJ, has died aged 56 of a pulmonary embolism, his management have announced.
Weatherall began his music career as a DJ at London’s acid-house club Shoom before releasing notable remixes of Happy Mondays’ Hallelujah and New Order’s World in Motion.
Weatherall cemented his status when he co-produced Primal Scream’s 1991 album Screamadelica.
Andrew Weatherall’s management said in a statement: “He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.”
In the 1990s, Weatherall formed multiple groups, including the Sabres of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen.
In 2001, Weatherall launched his Rotters Golf Club label, which became home to his debut solo EP, The Bullet Catcher’s Apprentice (2006), and his first solo album, 2009’s A Pox on the Pioneers.
Weatherall released his final LP, Qualia, in September 2017.
Weatherall last played Liverpool in October 2019 with Jeff Mills at the Invisible Wind Factory – read Getintothis‘ report here.
Getintothis will be following up this breaking news with more reflection.
A selection of social media following the news of Andrew Weatherall’s death
hard to put into words the influence and impact Andrew Weatherall has had on UK culture…
so sad to hear of his passing
— Gilles Peterson (@gillespeterson) February 17, 2020
I can't believe I am writing this.#RIP Andrew Weatherall
(6 April 1963 – 17 February 2020)
One of the greatest, sweetest, funniest guys I've ever met. pic.twitter.com/hXKR02k850
— Dave Haslam (@Mr_Dave_Haslam) February 17, 2020
Absolutely distraught to hear this terrible news. Andrew was a longtime friend, collaborator and one of most talented persons I’ve known. Also one of the nicest. Genius is an overworked term but I’m struggling to think of anything else that defines him. https://t.co/nWlyE75bL5
— Irvine Welsh (@IrvineWelsh) February 17, 2020
We are profoundly sad to learn of the passing of Andrew Weatherall. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
A true cultural icon and vital contributor to the label, his absence will be immensely felt. Thank you for all the music and memories. pic.twitter.com/SHfJgXrgxd
— Warp Records (@WarpRecords) February 17, 2020
We’re all incredibly saddened to hear about Andrew Weatherall death. It was a great pleasure to have you at Primavera Sound. RIP. pic.twitter.com/LmIS9gsdGF
— primavera_sound (@Primavera_Sound) February 17, 2020
Very sad news about Andrew Weatherall. The loveliest of men, a musical visionary & always a friend to Rough Trade pic.twitter.com/uTmCPUPQm5
— RoughTradeRecs (@RoughTradeRecs) February 17, 2020
Unbelievably sad news about Andrew Weatherall. Like everyone else we're in shock. A properly brilliant person in every way. So kind and generous. Love to everyone out there, especially his loved ones. Look after each other Xx
— The Social Gathering (@thesociallondon) February 17, 2020
My dear friend Andrew Weatherall passed away today. His contribution to music cannot be underestimated. He pioneered a genre, he inspired so many Djs and producers the world wide. But he changed my life personally… https://t.co/kUe3eIfLws
— brixsmithofficial (@Brixsmithstart) February 17, 2020
Shocked and saddened to hear that cosmic traveller Andrew Weatherall has left the building. Always a pleasure to meet up with him and share good times. Rest well mate pic.twitter.com/OIsg2Fb6Di
— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) February 17, 2020
I’m really gutted to hear the awful news about Andrew Weatherall. His influence on music was incredible and he never stopped pushing forward when it’d have been easier to rest on his laurels. Most importantly though, he was a great person. Rest in peace.
— stuart braithwaite (@plasmatron) February 17, 2020