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Pioneering Brisbane DJ Edwin Has Passed Away

Edwin with Cherryn Lomas as Sexing The Cherry/
Mar 20th 2014 | 6:22pm | Staff Writer
One of the most important figures in the Brisbane club scene of the 1990s, Edwin Morrow, passed away on Sunday, reportedly from heart failure due to liver complications.

Morrow spent 13 years as a resident DJ at massive Fortitude Valley hotspot The Beat, DJing five nights a week into the wee hours of the morning and being responsible for the soundtrack to many, many big nights at the venue.

He was also responsible for helming the Adrenalin dance parties, beginning in 1991, and went on to become a resident at Rockafellas, another Valley club, in his post-The Beat years.

On Monday, The Beat Megaclub posted the following statement on Facebook.

“If you are someone who hangs in the Main Room & strikes up a conversation with any customer who has been a regular for a long time, (& I mean a really long time). You will sometimes hear them talk about the old skool days (mid 90s to 2004) & when they do, 2 names are always mentioned. Edwin & Angus, these were 2 DJs who are legends at the Beat. A few years ago Angus left this world & sadly last night Edwin went to join him. 

“Edwin was held in high regard by customers & everyone who ever worked with him, both as an amazing DJ & as a excellent human being. He was a hero to other DJs who worked with him & many who came after.

“The management & staff at the Beat would like to send our most heartfelt condolences to Edwin's family & friends who must be missing him terribly at this time & to all those who loved coming & listening to him play & speaking to him.

Rest in peace Edwin & be assured, all memories of you are fond ones.”

Morrow had a brief dalliance with the world of pop music as well, forming the group Sexing The Cherry with Cherryn Lomas. Their song Steppin' On, released in 1994, peaked at number 42 on the ARIA singles charts.

There will be a special celebration of the life of DJ Edwin at The Beat on Friday 28 March. Entry is free. 

A Facebook page has been set up to pay tribute to Edwin's life and career. 


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