Maxi Jazz, lead vocalist of British electronic music band Faithless and known for trance hits such as “God Is a DJ” and “Insomnia,” has died at the age of 65. The band made the announcement on Saturday.
Rollo and Sister Bliss, two other core members of Faithless, said, “He was a man who changed our lives in many ways. He gave our music the right meaning and message.” gave me
“He was also a lovely human being with time and profound and accessible wisdom for everyone.”
The band said on Twitter that Jazz died peacefully in his sleep.
Jazz was born Maxwell Fraser in 1957 in Brixton, South London. He helped form his Faithless in 1995, which has since grown into one of the most popular dance bands in the UK and around the world.
“He was the kindest man with such an aura about him. His words and performance touched many of us,” British DJ Mister Jam wrote of Jazz on Twitter. .
Faithless’s 1995 song “Insomnia,” a jazz-rap expression of inability to sleep with the refrain “I can’t get no sleep,” was voted the best song of all time by readers of dance music magazine Mixmag in 2013. It was named the fifth dance record.
The song, which has topped the dance charts in many European countries, made a mockery of jazz in a 2020 interview. on the space station. ”