"He was a real one-off."
Tributes have begun to flow following news that revered Australian DJ Phil K (Phil Krokidis) has passed away at the age of 51.
The passing of the Melbourne producer yesterday comes after it was revealed in February 2019 that he was diagnosed with bladder cancer.
"Our community lost one of its finest yesterday," a statement posted to Victorian music festival Rainbow Serpent's official Facebook page today reads.
"Phil K was a pioneer of the Australian electronic music scene, a Rainbow legend and, most important of all, a truly wonderful and kind person who will be sadly missed by so many."
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Krokidis was a prominent figure in the Aussie breaks scene and was one the country's biggest dance acts throughout the '90s and 2000s.
Major UK dance producer, Dave Seaman - who teamed with Krokidis for 2004 Renaissance Recordings-released album, Renaissance Presents The Therapy Sessions - also paid tribute.
"Phil K was not only one of the best DJs ever but more importantly, was one the kindest, most genuine human beings whose enthusiasm and lust for life was so infectious, it was always such an enlightening and inspiring pleasure to spend time in his company," Seaman wrote.
"He was a real one-off. I will treasure all the wonderful memories mate."