The Orb’s Andy Hughes Dead at 43


DJ/producer Andy Hughes, who worked with The Orb, has died in London after what has been described as a “short illness.” He was 43. Hughes’ body of work with The Orb included mixing and producing three albums, including Orbus Terrarum, Orblivion, and Cydonia. He also did additional production and remixes for Basement Jaxx, The Cranberries, and Tangerine Dream. Hughes died at the Liver Intensive Care Unit at Kings College Hospital in London after a short illness on June 12th.

Hughes’ management company released a statement regarding Hughes’s death that described him as “a genius who gave so much inspiration and passion to all with his incredible work. He was loved by many aficionados of the trance/ambient genre, but will be especially remembered for his work with Alex Paterson and the Orb… Andy created electronic and ambient/techno/house/dub masterpieces. These took him across the globe where he played to masses of fans in countries including the USA, Japan and Canada as well as a sellout concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 1998.” 

Donations can be made in his name to the Liver Intensive Therapy Unit, Kings College Hospital in London, where Hughes spent the last few days of his life.

Darren Ressler

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