Leon Chue, dubplate specialist and master cutting engineer, has died
The engineer was legendary in the drum & bass and jungle circuit
Leon Chue, master cutting engineer at London’s Music House, has died.
The legendary figure in UK music production, who specialised in drum & bass and jungle dubplates, passed away in his mid-'40s.
The son of roots reggae producer Paul Chue, and brother of UK garage legend Wookie, Chue worked at London's Music House mastering studio for over 20 years, after joining the family business back in 1995.
Tributes have poured out across social media from artists who knew and worked alongside Chue.
RIP Leon Music House
beautiful memories..hours at Music House cutting Dubs with this guy. Legendary status in our scene. classics our scene has known were cut by Leon spending hours laughing and joking with crew.
My heart goes out to Paul,Jason & family. Devastating news.
— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) December 1, 2020
this is too much, I don’t even know what to say or do right now... the Chue family played such an important part in UK music and sound system culture, this loss will be felt by many Rest in Power, Leon. much love & strength to the family https://t.co/FriExII8rT
— DJ Flight (@DJFlight) December 1, 2020
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So saddened to learn of the passing of Leon Chue the master dub plate cutting engineer at Music House London since the mid 90s ..his quiet, reserved demeanour and devotion to his craft was something to behold. Heartfelt condolences to his family. RIP Leon. pic.twitter.com/ZDaA6oAcga
— David Rodigan (@DavidRodigan) December 1, 2020
Rest easy Leon Chue.
Today is a terribly sad day. You were always kind, polite, a true professional and a beautiful person to be around and I am deeply saddened by todays news. All my love to your family and close friends, a tragic loss, gone way too soon.
— Doc Scott (@docscott31) December 1, 2020