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Drum & bass producer Andy Skopes has died

Tributes have come from LSB, Rupture, Metalheadz, Doc Scott and more... 

Drum & bass producer Andy Skopes has died. He was diagnosed with cancer 18months ago, and lost his battle with the disease on Wednesday 23rd January. 

Real name Andrew Lawrence, his work found a regular home in the Utopia Music imprint, with other output coming via labels like Secret Operations, Soothsayer and Inperspective. He was also a former employee at the legendary Wax City record shop. 

Tributes have been pouring in from others in the community, including Metalheadz— which carried his acclaimed 2017 EP, 'Speechless'— LSB, Rupture and Doc Scott. 

Skopes' wife, Heidi, issued a statement: 

"Andy had plans to write this himself, to tell you all some day what he was going through. Some of you he told, but lots of you he just wanted to be normal with.

"Our lovely Andy passed away peacefully on 23rd Jan having battled cancer for over 18 months. He did so with such immense courage and positivity and was an inspiration to those he met along his journey."