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    Janette Slack, trailblazing breakbeat DJ and producer, dies, aged 42

    Janette Slack, the DJ, producer and teacher who rose to prominence in London’s ‘00s breakbeat scene, has died.

    News of the 42-year-old artist’s passing on Sunday was shared by her brother Trevor via Facebook. “On behalf of the family, it is with great sadness that I announce the tragic and sudden passing of Janette Slack on the 13th of November 2022 in Hong Kong. 

    “She was more than just a sister, a daughter and a friend,” he wrote. “She was the light and soul of the room.” You can read his full statement below. 

    The Hong Kong-born artist began DJing after working in the Vinyl Addiction record shop in Camden, London, in the late ‘90s, an early hub for the city’s breakbeat scene. She soon became a resident…

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