Paul Johnson, the influential US home producer greatest identified for his hit ‘Get Get Down’, has died from coronavirus on the age of fifty.
A press release on his Fb web page stated: “Our greatness handed away this morning at 9am the home music legend everyone knows as PJ aka Paul Johnson.”
Johnson was initially hospitalised and positioned in intensive care after contracting the virus final month.
The Chicago-based DJ scored his greatest hit in 1999 when ‘Get Get Down’ reached No 5 within the UK charts and established itself as a dancefloor staple.
Paying tribute, Chicago producer RP Boo stated: “Right this moment we’ve misplaced an incredible legend of our world home neighborhood. Thanks God for his work that you just put in in him.”
DJ Mike Servito stated: “Paul Johnson taught us the best way to bounce to the beat. A groove like no different, actually. That is so miserable. However the data, the music will stay timeless and uplifting. We are going to all the time have that Chicago groove.”
Defected Information added: “Paul Johnson… Relaxation in peace, thanks for the music.”
Paul Johnson… Relaxation in peace, thanks for the music. ?
Get, get down eternally. pic.twitter.com/ZgoTWvdSMz
— Defected Information (@DefectedRecords) August 4, 2021
Johnson began his profession as a breakdancer and have become a fan of home music within the Eighties after listening to influential Chicago figures reminiscent of Ron Hardy.
He was shot in 1987, significantly injuring his leg and forcing him to make use of a wheelchair for the remainder of life.
His injured leg was subsequently amputated in 2003, and a automobile accident in later years resulted within the amputation of his different leg in 2010.
Condolences to the household and pals of Kelli Hand & Paul Johnson. We misplaced true Detroit and Chicago pioneers, necessities within the basis of Home and Techno. Relaxation In Energy. pic.twitter.com/a374HODdEA
— Mike Servito (@mikeservito) August 4, 2021
Right this moment We Have Misplaced An Nice Legend Of Our World Home Neighborhood• Thank You God For His Work That You Put in In Him• Mr. Paul Johnson. ??? pic.twitter.com/nd8Pn8b3VO
— RP BOO Rolling Stone (@RP_BOO_) August 4, 2021
He grew to become a serious determine within the scene’s continued recognition within the Nineteen Nineties, and went on to launch a big selection of albums 12-inches and EP over his profession.
Daft Punk additionally hailed Johnson as an affect on 1997’s ‘Academics’, a monitor which sees the Parisian duo itemizing the names of their heroes.
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