Home icon Ian Carey has died aged 46
On August 20, the American DJ Ian carey, best known for his house songs, has died at the age of 46. It’s a sad day for dance music as Carey has become an important icon in electronic culture since her debut in the 90s. First announced on Twitter by Steve Mac, Carey’s death is a shock to the community. The cause of death is currently unknown.
Really saddened and shocked to hear the news of Ian Carey’s passing. Far too young. Your music will live. Keep riding my brother RIP
– Steve Mac (@mrstevemac) August 20, 2021
Born September 13, 1975 in Hancock, Maryland, Ian Carey (Ian harshman) grew up around music as his father was a live sound engineer for various music groups. In college, he started experimenting with producing dance music and eventually moved to Europe to pursue it. He is best known for his hit ‘Be shaking‘which reached the top ten of the charts in the UK and Ireland and peaked at second place in Australia. The song has also gained over nine million views on Youtube. He also created the summer hit, ‘Continue to increase‘ in 2008, with ‘Red light‘ in the same year. He worked with artists such as Afrojack, Taio Cruz, Snoop Dogg and Timbaland.
Many have taken to Twitter to show their love for the multi-platinum producer. Record companies such as Turning and Defection shared their condolences with the artists Luke relaxed and Chris Lake.
We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Ian Carey. We will always remember his talent and celebrate his passion for music. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.
– Spinnin ‘Records (@SpinninRecords) August 20, 2021
Very sad to learn of the death of the very talented Ian Carey.
Another huge contributor to our scene. 🙏⭐️ pic.twitter.com/c98UPB9q9z
– Defective records (@DefectedRecords) August 20, 2021
Tomorrow is not promised, every second counts. Gone at 46, RIP Ian Carey, thanks for the music ❤️ https://t.co/FiEXtQD0EL
– Relaxed Luke (@LaidbackLuke) August 21, 2021
It’s a shame to learn of the passing of Ian Carey. Here is a remix he made for me in 2006 – https://t.co/aZvEOlBPpw – RIP Ian.
– Chris Lake (@chrislake) August 21, 2021
Image Credit: Ian Carey (Press)