Dave Twomey has lost his three year battle with cancer.
As reported by Resident Advisor earlier this week, Dave Twomey had been diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer and passed away while receiving treatment in Vietnam. He had been keeping friends, family and followers updated with his progress via his blog mindlessfulness, while also raising money for the Yes 2 Life charity which you can still donate to.
Originally from Bristol, Twomey moved to Japan where he lived for eight years, becoming an important figure of Tokyo's techno scene as a DJ, live act and producer. In 2009 he launched the deep sea themed Mariana, an event series to book acts such as Peter Van Hoesen, Mike Parker, Abdullah Rashim and local artist Wata Igarashi.
In May this year Twomey launched the Mariana Wax imprint with a various artist EP featuring himself as Tr nch, Mike Parker and Wata Igarashi. It's a record that beautifully captures Twomey's fascination with the deep blue - specifically the deepest part of the world's oceans the Mariana Trench - and his love for sub-aqueous techno.
You can listen to a recent set Dave Twomey played as Tr nch at the Mariana Wax launch party recorded in Tokyo earlier this year.
Our thoughts go out to Dave's family and friends.