Swiss-italian DJ & Producer Robert Miles. 2017 - Credits : Robert Miles

Trance DJ & producer Robert Miles dies aged 47

Alexandre Trochut  - Editor in Chief
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Swiss-italian DJ & Producer Robert Miles. 2017 - Credits : Robert Miles

Robert Miles, trance producer and DJ best known for his No 1 hit Children, has died aged 47 in Ibiza after a courageous battle against cancer.

The Swiss-born Italian artist Robert Miles – real name Roberto Concina – ’s death was confirmed by producer and longtime friend Joe T Vannelli that verified the reports to the Press Association was right, saying: “Yes man, (it) is a tragedy.” He later posted a tribute to the producer on his Facebook:

The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset. I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.

– Joe T Vannelli

Robert Miles released his debut, Dreamland, in June 1996, an album which went platinum in Europe. It featured the hypnotic trance track “Children“, which cost just £150 to produce, and went to No 1 in more than 12 countries. In the wake of this success, he retreated from the glare, releasing a string of albums that included 1997’s 23am, 2001’s Organik and Miles_Gurtu in 2004. He launched Open Lab, a Balearic radio station which broadcast from Ibiza and covered arts, media and technology that also published a statement on their Facebook page to pay tribute to the founder :

It is with a very heavy heart that we say our farewell to Roberto Concina, known as Robert Miles. Robert passed away peacefully last night after a courageous battle with stage 4 metastatic cancer over the last 9 months. Throughout it he was strong, determined, incredibly brave and did everything he could to fight this horrendous disease. Robert was more than just an artist, he was a pioneer, a creator, an inspiration, a son, a father, our friend. A proper obituary will be released shortly. Please join us in sending our thoughts, love and respect to his family & daughter, who meant the absolute world to him x

– Open Lab

If you want to remember his legacy and this legendary track “Children“, you can listen to it below :

By Alexandre Trochut Editor in Chief
BPM Mag CEO & Editor in Chief, Alexandre Trochut is an electronic music advisor with more than 20 years of services in the electronic music industry, he has worked as content writer, digital marketer, artistic director, Label A&R, photographer & DJ.