Trance producer and creator, Robert Concina has died at the age of 47-years-old. Concina, who was more commonly known as Robert Miles, gave us one of the best retro dance anthems of the ‘90s – “Children” (You’ll know which one we mean, you can’t help but dance along to this one).
His death was reported by DJ Mag Italia, who confirmed that the trance legend had died from an unreported and mystery illness. The Italian producer rose to fame in the ‘90s for his iconic dance track, as “Children” topped the charts across the globe. After hitting the number one top spot in over twelve countries, he became one of the leading members of the trance and dance scene. Over the past few years, Miles took himself out of the limelight, and focused his attention on producing more music, and even launched his own experimental radio station, Open Lab.
Miles’ long-time friend, Joe T Vannelli, has spoken of his death.
The tragic news of the death of a very talented artist of our time, makes me incredulous and upset. I will miss the fights, brawls, criticism, judgements but especially your talent in finding sounds and melodies unparalleled.
Fans and fellow musicians have also taken to social media to express their sadness over Miles’ death.
Sad to hear Robert Miles passing r.i.p thanks for the music ?#deconstruction#classichouse pic.twitter.com/f7xsvLTBF6
— Pete Tong mbe (@petetong) 10 May 2017
Shocking news about the passing of Robert Miles. #Children will forever be in the lexicon of dance music. RIP
— Sharam (@DJSHARAM) 10 May 2017
Sad news… RIP #RobertMiles…
— Ferry Corsten (@FerryCorsten) 10 May 2017
— ZΛSHMOЯΞ (@ZASHMOREmusic) 10 May 2017
— Solid Events (@SolidEvents) 9 May 2017