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Tributes paid to Michel Baumann, aka Soulphiction / Jackmate, who has reportedly died

The Philpot label founder had recently shared he was undergoing chemotherapy treatment in hospital

Update 26/05/2021: In a comment shared with Pitchfork, Nik Reiff, a friend and collaborator of Baumann, confirmed that the DJ died of cancer. He was 52 years old. A fundraiser has been launched by Pampa Records to support Baumann's family in covering funeral costs. You can donate here.

Stuttgart-born DJ, producer, live artist and Philpot label co-founder Michel Baumann, aka Soulphiction and Jackmate, has reportedly died.

Tributes began circulating on social media on Monday (24th May) for the respected deep house artist. While no official statement or cause of death has been disclosed, Baumann had recently shared on Facebook that he was undergoing chemotherapy.

Baumann's career spanned over 20 years, with dozens of releases appearing on labels such as Accidental jnr, Perlon, Local Talk, UMag and Pampa.

You can read some of the tributes left to the artist below.