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Brian Coney
7 February 2024, 12:27

Mallorca Lee, Ultra-Sonic member and DJ, dies aged 51

"You will be deeply missed, brother, but your energy and legacy will live on," said his friend DJ KID

Source: Facebook

DJ and co-founder of the prominent Scottish '90s rave act Ultra-Sonic, Mallorca Lee, has died aged 51 after a short battle with cancer. 

The Paisley-born artist had revealed his terminal cancer diagnosis in a Facebook post in January, sharing that "the doctor said it could be a matter of months". News of his passing was shared on Sunday (4th February) in a Facebook post by his friend DJ KID.

In the post, DJ Kid said: "It is with tremendous sadness that I announce the sad passing on Sunday afternoon of legendary Scottish DJ, producer and long-time friend Mallorca Lee, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer just four weeks ago."

"You will be deeply missed, brother, but your energy and legacy will live on," he added.

On 5th February, Lee's family posted a heartfelt tribute via the social media platform, saying: "We love you infinity, goodbye and safe trip." See the post below.

Alongside Rodger Hughes, Lee co-founded Scottish techno trailblazers Ultra-Sonic in Ayrshire in 1991. Commanding a strong following in the rave community, they released charting singles including 'Annihilating Rhythm', 'Do You Believe In Love?' and 'Obsession' and played at the legendary Fantazia Big Bang in 1993, which you can watch below. 

When Ultra-Sonic called it a day in the late 1990s, Lee – who also made music under monikers like Don't Delete and G-GO – joined Public Domain, who are best known for their top 10 UK single 'Operation Blade (Bass In The Place)'.