Jeff Derringer Taking Hiatus Due to New Health Fight


Not only do we enjoy Jeff Derringer’s techno productions on Electric Deluxe, Soma and Perc Trax, but we really like his musings on Twitter. However, this morning the Chicago DJ/producer/Smartbar resident’s feed revealed the sobering news that he is taking a hiatus to deal a relapse of cancer, a tumor on the base of his tongue as well as some lymph nodes on his neck which need to be removed with a complex surgery.

“There’s no easy way to say this — I am dealing with a recurrence of cancer,” Derringer wrote. “Obviously this situation is now going to require my full attention. As far as performances go, I will be taking an indefinite hiatus that I hope will last no longer than 4-6 months. I have some production projects in the pipeline, including something very exciting related to Oktave, that I play to continue while I deal with my medical situation.”

He closed by stating that he would keep fans and friends posted on his situation.

“I’ve beaten this dreadful disease once before and I fully intend on doing so again,” he wrote. “I would ask for your positive thoughts and energy while I deal with this setback.”

We wish Jeff a speedy recovery and look forward to his prompt return to the DJ booth.

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Darren Ressler

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