Key Drum & Bass Label Owner, Veteran Spirit Has Died

Tributes have come in from across dance music.
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Drum and bass veteran, Dj, producer and label owner Spirit has died.

According to social media posts by Steve Carr aka Digital and his own Facebook account, Spirit, real name Duncan Busto, suffered a cardiac arrest of August 13 and then died after a stint in the hospital trying to recover.

He got his start in the 1990’s worked in Ipswich’s Redeye Records and emerging from the same scene that produced the likes of Klute, Photek and Digital, who he was quite close to and collaborated with often.

Spirit became a full-time producer in 1997 and landed songs on Timeless and C.I.A. His Phantom Force project alongside Digital became among the leaders in the scene around 2000 and allowed him to found his own Phantom Audio label and push his own music. He never slowed down over his career, calling himself a “drum and bass lifer” in an interview with UKF last year.

Tributes have been pouring in from those across drum and bass including Andy C, Chase & Status, Noisia and more.

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