Sad news emanating from social media last week - namely that Colin Faver had passed away. His show on London's Kiss FM in the early 90s was a mecca for burgeoning dance music heads, and brought together all the different strains of the scene at that time, from Dutch and US techno through to emerging UK hardcore.
Along with the likes of Colin Dale and Steve Jackson, be brought the rave sound to a whole generation of eager kids at a time when mainstream radio was completely ignoring this paradigm shift in youth culture.
Digging a bit deeper into his CV, it seems Colin had played a big part in the underground scene as a whole throughout the 80s, working at Small Wonder Records (which signed the likes of The Cure and Bauhaus) while holding down a residency at Camden Palace.
That he made the switch to Acid house when it took off in the UK says much about the open-mindedness of many scene-creating DJs from those days - a far cry from the often purist myopia of the modern DJ/Producer.
The outpouring of tweets and facebook comments show that the man was held in high esteem. Perhaps it was his understated presentation style that simply let the music do the talking. Here's a rip from one of his 1992 shows on Kiss 100 FM, which features 'The Horn Track', a classic by Tim Taylor (Egyptian Empire), and here remixed by Micky Finn.
"One time for the foghorn"