Tributes Flow Following News Revered Melb DJ/Producer Phil K Has Passed Away

2 November 2020 | 12:01 pm | Staff Writer

"He was a real one-off."

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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."

Our community lost one of its finest yesterday. Phil K was a pioneer of the Australian electronic music scene, a Rainbow...

Posted by Rainbow Spirit Festival on Sunday, November 1, 2020

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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."

Absolutely devastated to hear that one of the best human beings I ever had the chance to meet has lost his battle with...

Posted by Dave Seaman on Sunday, November 1, 2020

Phil K was a hero to Melbourne and will be missed by everyone. Much love to his family and all that surrounded him. Rest...

Posted by Piknic Électronik Melbourne on Sunday, November 1, 2020

RIP Phil. I’m profoundly saddened to have lost my friend Phil Krokidis For those that aren’t aware, DJ Phil K was a...

Posted by James Zabiela on Sunday, November 1, 2020

RIP DJ Phil K (1969 - 2020) DJ Phil K (Krokidis) taken away too soon. A pioneer of the Melbourne dance music scene. A DJ...

Posted by DJ Con Mav on Sunday, November 1, 2020

So sad to hear the news that Phil K sadly lost his battle with cancer this morning. Such an influential DJ to so many...

Posted by Renaissance on Sunday, November 1, 2020