Manchester producer and DJ Stu Allan died final week (September 22) after a battle with most cancers. He was 60 years previous.
The music pioneer was identified with most cancers practically a 12 months in the past and had been receiving therapy for the illness on the time of his loss of life.
“It’s with a lot unhappiness that we write this message to let that Stu has handed away as we speak,” his household wrote in an announcement on his social media pages. “As , he has been sick for some time now, and has been battling most cancers for nearly a 12 months.
“Whereas we’re so unhappy he’s not with us, we’re relieved he’s lastly at peace, after his sickness. We can be holding a memorial occasion in Stu’s reminiscence someday quickly, the place we will all have fun his wonderful life. However for now Alison, Paul, Gary and Stu’s household want time to return to phrases with their loss.”
It’s with a lot unhappiness that we write this message to let that Stu has handed away as we speak.
We can be holding a memorial occasion in Stu’s reminiscence someday quickly, the place we will all have fun his wonderful life.
Please depart a remark beneath and what recollections you could have of Stu💔 pic.twitter.com/ZNXJU2KslA
— Stu Allan (@stu_allan) September 22, 2022
Allan started DJing in his adopted hometown of Manchester in 1982 after being impressed by listening to Grandmaster Flash’s ‘The Adventures Of Grandmaster Flash On The Wheels Of Metal’ on John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 present. His mixes turned a daily function on native station Piccadilly Radio, the place he went on to host his personal present.
Throughout his time on the airwaves at Piccadilly and, later, at Key 103, he championed the likes of A Man Referred to as Gerald and 808 State, whereas he additionally DJed on the Hacienda and golf equipment throughout the UK and Ibiza.
Previous to DJing, Allan was a member of a band in his native Anglesey and returned to music-making with the ‘90s group Clock, who made dance-pop music. Collectively, they scored 13 High 40 hits within the UK, together with 1995’s ‘Everyone’, which charted at Quantity 4 – their highest place. The band ultimately broke up in 1999.
Robbie Williams paid tribute to Allan following the information of his loss of life, sharing one in all his “old school DJ units” from Key 103. “Stu from 14 12 months previous me,” the singer wrote, “thanks very a lot.”
Stu from 14 12 months previous me .Thanks very a lot ❤️
— Robbie Williams (@robbiewilliams) September 23, 2022
Fellow DJ Justin Robertson tweeted: “I’m shocked to listen to of the loss of life of @stu_allan. He launched me to extra wonderful music than I can keep in mind. His Bus Diss and His seamless Home exhibits had been my introduction to the sound of hip hop and home. Impeccable selector and inspiration. RIP Stu.”
I’m shocked to listen to of the loss of life of @stu_allan . He launched me to extra wonderful music than I can keep in mind. His Bus Diss and His seamless Home exhibits had been my introduction to the sound of hip hop and home. Impeccable selector and inspiration. RIP Stu 😔
— Justin Robertson (@robertsonjustin) September 22, 2022
“Unbelievable man who did a lot for the native dance music scene and past. He supported and inspired everybody else too, an attractive ego-free music lover. RIP,” added Hacienda DJ Dave Haslam.
Unbelievable man who did a lot for the native dance music scene and past. He supported and inspired everybody else too, an attractive ego-free music lover. RIP. https://t.co/Zm4Nd715RI
— Dave Haslam (@Mr_Dave_Haslam) September 22, 2022
See extra tributes beneath.
We’re saddened to listen to passing of one in all Manchester’s early pioneers of Home Music – Stu Allan. An inspiration to many DJs making their method by way of the 90s and past.
Our ideas and prayers exit to Stu’s household & associates at this unhappy time 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/mVq1ToHmnc
— Let There Be Home (@LTBH_) September 22, 2022
I am shocked and really saddened to listen to my previous pal Stu Allan has handed away 😢.. He was truthfully one of many nicest folks you’d ever meet . 💔 Completely gutted 😢 pic.twitter.com/xQMhikjltB
— Jumpin Jack Frost (@djjjfrost) September 22, 2022
RIP TO A LEGEND STU ALLAN WE ARE ALL VERY SHOCKED AND SAD 💔LOVE LIGHT AND GUIDANCE TO YOUR CLOSE FRIENDS FAMILY AND FANS YOU ARE A LEGEND AND PAVED THE WAY FOR SO MANY OF US YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED ❤ HOME TO GLORY ❤❤❤KINGS OF HARDCORE ❤❤❤ pic.twitter.com/RKwIdSyHmN
— Ray Keith (@RAYKEITH1) September 23, 2022
— Mark Breeze (@markbreezeuk) September 22, 2022
Actually unhappy to see this. Once I was gathering cassettes in school, Stu Allan’s had been at all times at a premium. I’ve stored listening ever since. His love of dance music got here by way of each combine he did & he is one of many causes my front room stays piled excessive with vinyl. Thanks Stu. https://t.co/L4eecs5V1o
— Ros Atkins (@BBCRosAtkins) September 23, 2022
— Dave Pearce (@dj_davepearce) September 22, 2022
R.I.P… we did Kirby raves with Stu earlier than we had written Set You Free & he actually supported our band again in 1991. Thanks Stu as you performed our songs on the radio & we owe our careers to you. Simply thought you’d be round for a number of extra a long time. ❤️
— N-Trance (@ntrance) September 22, 2022
STU was so essential to 808 State once we had been beginning out , he was the primary individual we delivered our take a look at pressings to – I keep in mind me and Gerald taking a duplicate of Newbuild there on a Sunday evening , and Gerald was on his present sooner than that ,giving him his moniker
— 808 State (@state808) September 22, 2022