Dead at the age of 46, veteran New York producer DJ Spinbad is being remembered throughout the entertainment community. The cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Revered for his turntablist skillz, Spinbad was widely known for his high-energy, party-starting and technically superior mixtapes, which masterfully fused multiple genres and sounds, making him a fixture amongst New York’s electronic and hip-hop communities. Some of his notable releases include 1995’s Rocks the Casbah (The ’80s Megamix), 2001’s Underground Airplay, and FabricLive.14 in 2004.

On Twitter, artists including A-Trak, El-P, Keys N Krates, Mark Ronson and DJ Jazzy Jeff paid tribute to the late deejay, born Chris Sullivan. “Damn, RIP DJ SPINBAD legendary talent,” A-Trak shared. “His mixtapes changed the game..incredibly creative from an incredible person,” wrote Junior Sanchez, while Mark Ronson paid homage saying, “True NY legend. Such a good guy, supporter of great music and technical master. Too soon.”

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